Creativity is God’s gift to us.  Using our creativity is our gift back to God.

Julia Cameron

Welcome to The Hermit Creative Website

Hello! I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and welcome you to The Hermit Creative website. My name is Kirsten aka “The Hermit Creative.” I am an art class junkie who can’t get enough of CreativeLive, Domestika, and Udemy. I am primarly a digital artist using Procreate, Photoshop, and my iPad. However, I also dabble in ink doodling and traditional watercolors as well. I love to write poetry, devotionals, flash fiction, and short stories. My mind is a constant whirlwind of creative of energy. I choose to see that as a blessing. Thank you so much for for stopping by my little creative corner of the world.

Recent Blog Posts

Make sure to check back often to see my most recent hodgepodge of creativity.
Look forward to seeing you soon.  Blessings and healing.

Clouds – Dverse

Clouds – Dverse

Today's prompt comes from Dverse.  Our challenge was to use the lines from a poem by Constance Urdang titled Clouds.  Then we were supposed to include the lines (in italics below) exactly as they were written in our flash fiction (prose) writing of 144 words or...

Model 1

Model 1

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Twilight Blue

Twilight Blue

I wrote this for a promt on Dverse where we were challenged to write a poem that was "blue."  However, I never got around to posting it for the challenge.  I decided to pair my original artwork with the poem.Cast in twilight blue,The birches bid all...

Meow Are You?

Meow Are You?

One of my goals as a creative is to try to be creative every day.  Some days, I feel a lot less inspired than others.  But I've recently begun to doodle.  I never doodled before because I'm a bit of a perfectionist.  (That is putting it...

Build Up

Build Up

Always, fault finding.Why can we not see the good?Build up! Don’t tear down.

Open Wide

Open Wide

So much thankfulness,Blooming in my heart today.Its buds open wide.

Here is some of the artwork that I’ve been creating lately.  Enjoy!

A quick peek into my creative process: All of the artwork starts as an impression in my mind.  I get ideas from reading the Bible, listening to audiobooks, from online teachings, and lots of other places.  I then quickly jot down my ideas in my Evernote application.  Once I’m ready to start creating the actual artwork, I create the character in DazStudio.  I use Photoshop (and Procreate) for any postwork I choose to do.  Most pieces take me 5+ hours to create from start to finish.

The Hermit Creative Videos

This part of the website is still under construction.  I have to fill in several of the videos on either side of the frame.  Thank you for your patience.

Collection of Videos

Here is where you will find a collection of my videos.  Some are ones I created for Ministries, some are for Healing Thoughts, and then there are my favorite ones the timelapse videos of my artwork from start to finish.  I hope you enjoy them!

Kirsten’s Artwork

I invite you to checkout all my new photography and artwork on FineArtAmerica.  Feel free to just hangout looking or if you get a wild whim purchase a print, pillow, or phone case with my artwork printed on them.  Hope you enjoy this art that brings me joy when I create it.