Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt: March 12th, 2018

OPENING LINE (S): “I really can’t tell you what fragrance she wore, but I remember it was beautiful, and it was sweet, like jazz, on a Sunday morning.”


  • Using the above line and the picture provided, (Or a line of your own choosing) create a story (or even a poem) within up to 20 minutes.
  • Once you have finished your super awesome masterpiece, add a link in the comments section of THIS POST to your story for others to read, as well as a link on your page back to this original post for others to follow along and write with as well. In your “tags” section, add the tag “MondayMuse.”
  • To get the Above Image follow this LINK

If you do not have a blog of your own, leave me a comment and send me an email to and I will post your lovely words here on my blog.


~Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!


Purple She: A watercolor

Before I went to school and studied art (Advertising & Graphic Design) I was an artist who created solely from imagination. But having the learn the “rules” of “proper” art, I became some what rigid.

I somewhat lost my freedom to create on a whim. That freshness returned with a vengance in November 2013 when I went to Europe for 10 days. That freshness is what gave life to this blog and everything you find on it.

Purple She is my recent watercolor piece.

Original art done by Candice Coates in watercolor.
Original art done by Candice Coates in watercolor.

ART Palette

Sleeping Earth: A Vector Drawing

Sleeping Earth
“Sleeping Earth” by Candice Coates

When I began this blog in December of last year, I spent most of my time focusing on my drawing (as visual art goes.) I touched on some painting and even a bit of calligraphy, but I never really showed any of my digital art. Did I ever tell you that I have a degree in Graphic Design? Well, I do.

I will say that for the most part, I have not spent very much time exploring vector art for vector art’s sake…until today. Otherwise, I am making images of invitations and what not.

“Sleeping Earth” was/is a random design, headed in one direction and ended up here.  I think I shall continue to flex my digital muscles and see what else pops up. I also think I will be making copies of this image and any others that are created in the future for sale on my Etsy store.

~Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!



Feminine 2: A Drawing


40 min drawing done in Prismacolor Pencil by Candice Coates
40 min drawing done in Prismacolor Pencil by Candice Coates

Feminine 2 is my continuation of the appreciation of the Female form. As an artist, there is just something pleasing about creating the roundness of curves. Drawing the form of a woman differs greatly from drawing that of a man, at least in my opinion.

For me, when drawing a male form, the spirit and the attitude, the personality of creation is less subtle. Instead of the whispers of curves are the shouts and strength of more angular forms.

Humanity is beautiful. Our bodies are the gifts and Temples of the True and Living God. They should be respected with greater reverence than the most beautiful architecture, for within creation of mankind, God created perfect nuances that are perfect and personal for each and everyone of us.

We are His works of art.