Hi Crafty Friends!


I have been working on my Wellspring 2020 projects playing catch up due to a late start by me. The course I am referring to is of course, Wellspring 2020 by Artful Academy (formerly Mixed Up Creative Academy).  Here’s what they say about the course:

Wellspring is an inspirational, motivational school all about using art for mental wellness and self-care. It runs in our dedicated online classroom from May 1st to August 18th 2020. Through 30 energising and insightful lessons we will explore how and why art can be a powerful tool for mental wellbeing and self-care, and make lots of beautiful projects along the way.  Join us for 18 weeks of uplifting, empowering, thought-provoking, life-affirming art lessons themed around mental wellbeing!

As I mentioned on Saturday this new lesson is all about Positivity and we could all use some of that.  I’m not sharing all the details or a tutorial, you will have to join the workshop for that.  But here’s my finished project:

And as I mentioned, I also made one for a friend whose birthday was today.

And then I wrapped it up and gave it to her today, observing social distancing of course!

This tag is one that I made last September using my gelli plate.



As always, thanks for reading!



HP watercolour paper
Paperartsy Fresco paints
Various acrylic paints including Jane Davenport metallic
Archival Inks – various colours
Various stencils
Fluid acrylics, metallique paint
Background stamps
White gesso
From stash: air dry clay, ribbon, tag, box, straw, bowl, twine,

I started something new for April and continuing for May:

Since we are all stuck inside and can’t leave the house, I thought I would try and do two things:
1. use this time to finish any unfinished projects
2. use as much recycled materials as possible (I do this a lot anyway) but also not to buy new stuff!
So, with that in mind, I will note the above on any posts, if applicable.
RECYCLED MATERIALS – YES – ribbon, box, straw, previously made tag, nothing new used, no new purchases!


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