A Covid-19 Wedding Day

A covid-19 Wedding Day | Charity Rissler Wottrich | This Artist's Life

We were supposed to get married on Memorial Day, May 25th, but because of this pandemic we had to make the difficult decision to postpone our big wedding celebration. This was hard for both of us… it didn’t seem fair to me. Something like an extravagant (or on a budget) wedding felt like a society […]

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Is This The End of the World?

Is this the end of the world? This Artist's Life

  It is not everyday that a pandemic interrupts what we call normal. It is not everyday that people wear masks and hide in their homes. Not everyday that the economy collapses. It’s not everyday that you worry if you or someone you love might get a deadly disease.    Yet that seems to be […]

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In the World but Not of It

In The World But Not Of It | This Artist's Life

  The phrase ‘in the world but not of it’ is a catch phrase in a lot of Christian cultures, but what should this Christian catchphrase actually look like in practice? John 17:14-16 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I […]

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We’re Getting Married

We're Getting Married | This Artist's Life Blog

  On October 26th, my boyfriend proposed to me, and I said yes! We’re getting married on May 25th. My last blog post was a full 6 months ago, in August of this past year. Since then, so much has happened. Apart from getting engaged to the love of my life (who I call Wott) […]

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My Top 25 Favorite Books

Top 25 Christian books

My Top 25 Favorite Books This space is to share my FAVORITE books. I have divided the books into 5 categories. Christian living Discovering Christianity Self help Business Memoir Christian Living The Bible (if that wasn’t obvious) Specifically, I got this Bible last year and love the space for taking notes in the margins. Called […]

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How I wrote a book in less than 6 months

  There have been several people who asked me about the writing process. I want you to share your story, I want you to know that although publishing takes work, it’s not impossible. I’m a very imperfect, normal person who self published a book. If I can do it, anyone can do it. This is […]

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Writing a Memoir

Hello sweet friends! It has been several months since I’ve written a blog post. For my readers who don’t know, I’ve written a book. It seemed imprudent to be writing a blog post when I dedicated myself to finishing my manuscript. As it is now, we are a few short weeks from launch, so I […]

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Why Church Going is all That

This Artists Life - Why Church Going is all That

Recently I’ve been overwhelmed and overjoyed even amidst my struggles adulting here in Texas, at the wonderful blessing of community that I have found. I realized recently how all of this came about… a huge part being the fact that I sought out a church immediately after moving to Austin six months ago, and made […]

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Painting some Perspective

This Artist's Life | Painting some Perspective

One of my hobbies is acrylic painting. I love to spend several hours, listening to music and watching a blank canvas transform into a glorious landscape. Grant it, it never looks quite as I pictured in my mind when I’m done, nor am I always completely satisfied with it, for that reason I do appreciate […]

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When Life Gives you Lyme

This Artists Life | When Life Gives you Lyme

There was an itchy spot on my thigh. Resist the urge to itch, it’s just a mosquito bite. Nothing a little benadryl can’t fix right? It was the end of summer 2015, and I was feeling pretty good. I was waitressing and saving money for the next school semester, running farther and faster than ever […]

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