Noelle Rollins Art Blog

Join Noelle Rollins Art while we create an inspired life through art. A focus on being authentic, creative and bringing inspiration into each day. I am moving more towards a minimalistic & simplified life filled with art and things that really speak to me. I love to travel, do home projects, homeschool and create.

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learn to color a cardinal

How to draw a cardinal with a basic 12 piece crayola colored pencil set

By Noelle | Mar 17, 2020

For years I dismissed colored pencils, they seemed so basic, so unimpressive.  After discovering what can be done with colored pencils in 2019 it changed my perspective. I was wrong.  Did you know there are “tricks” that can be done with these basic colored pencils we’re all used to seeing?  Things that involve rubbing alcohol…

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drawing a yellow butterfly

draw with me – new drawing tutorial – soft Yellow Butterfly

By Noelle | Mar 15, 2020

During this time where so many of us are hunkered down at home and kids are off school in many places I wanted to create some videos that can provide some fun.  I’ll be posting more in the weeks to come. If you have family who is at home with the kids or teens or…

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A video hello from Asheville, my plan during worldwide quarantines

By Noelle | Mar 13, 2020

Hello all, I recorded a video that is just a few minutes long. It lays out why I’m in beautiful Asheville and what my plans are coming up to share with you during these coming weeks of quarantines and people off school. During the video I ask you a question, I’m looking for ideas. I’d…

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Grandpa with portrait remembrance

Comforting the dying – gifts and lessons

By Noelle | Mar 5, 2020

Through the years I’ve shared bits about my Grandpa Franklin.  He was a medic during WWII, a sports fanatic, a junior high counselor, a teacher, and a story teller. He’s been there for all of my 42 years. I never imagined the gift I’d be given of being able to honor him during his transition…

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superpower that comes while grieving

The surprising superpower that comes while grieving

By Noelle | Feb 20, 2020

In the depths of that hardest part of deep grief, there is also a grieving superpower that often reveals itself. I was talking with a friend last month as the one year anniversary of her husband’s passing was approaching, “Noelle, I feel like I’m in a freaking movie, like it can’t be real. All the…

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my woods after a snowfall

4 weeks away from social media –

By Noelle | Jan 27, 2020

I’m nearing 4 weeks off of social media – scroll below for a couple journal entries from these past weeks: -January 13th, 2020 – Life- I’m almost at the 2 week mark away from social media. Truthfully it’s taking a whole lotta discipline to get on this computer and write down my feelings, observations and…

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coffee mug at grave

What I’ve learned about surviving the holidays after losing a parent

By Noelle | Nov 21, 2019

I had another article published this past week, add it to the list of topics I wish I knew nothing about: surviving the holidays after losing a parent. It’s been almost 11 years and yet I’m feeling a bit like a 41 year old orphan during the holidays still. Even with a husband, kids, siblings,…

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