Articles by Sarah Petkus

whispers to the void

perception

When I was growing up, I spent huge swaths of time without meaningful human contact. I didn’t have siblings or live in a place with a random spawn rate of kids outside to play with. Due to this, my social skills were poor and I’d struggle to make and keep…

devil

Visiting the Donut Cart

I’ve been returning to the little red cart in the dark ally to visit my demon friend pretty frequently. Doing so has provided some exciting dreams and high voltage inspiration. Over all I feel energized and alive, so I must be in the right place. I think I’ll stay. I…

whispers to the void

The Devil’s Donut

The devil owned a donut shop. It wasn’t that large of an establishment. In fact, it was only a food truck-sized cart with no means to tow it. Even without a way to get around, this didn’t keep it from turning up in whatever lonely alleyway you happen to look…

robohemian

Demons: How to Confront and Control Them

I’m not sure of the origin, but somewhere it’s written that you can take a demon’s power away by speaking its name. From my point of view, this single concept underpins what the past four years of life here in the United States has been about. Collectively we’ve started a…

therapy

How Content Creation Has Changed Me

I’ve been aiming a GoPro at my face and yammering into the internet for just short of a decade now (9-ish years roughly). Ever since I started using my laptop camera to grab snapshots of my work in progress, documentation of the here and now has been a major part…

robohemian

Oil Painting Prep!

Becoming an Art Wizard I’ve found that mostly everyone I meet wishes they had gotten a letter from a mysterious owl prompting an adventure to a fantastical college of wizardry and magic. As for myself and a handful of my oldest friends, we *did* in fact get our letter which…

therapy

Things We Whisper to Ourselves

Early this year, I decided to dedicate the Spring to personal healing. I committed to do so when my plans for 2020 completely vaporized in a matter of days due to the COVID pandemic, and I could no longer put off addressing my declining emotional health by burying myself in…

The way I see it...

Responding to Criticism

When a person receives criticism or their behavior is challenged, they initially respond in one of two ways: They can consider what is being said, weigh the criticism against their own thoughts, and decide whether the information warrants shifting their point of view.They can react defensively as though they’re being…