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!

Still playing catch up and doing whatever lesson seems most appealing at the time, the benefits of starting late I guess.  Today I decided to do this:


I did another Art Journal spread using a lot of random collaged pieces from my stash and a hand drawn girl.  She reminds me a bit of a sad Alice in Wonderland, all she needs is an alice band!  There is one of my purple gelli prints on the left, and some tissue paper with birds on it that came from a friend, and some butterflies cut from gift wrap and so many other things to look at.

Short and sweet today.  As always, thanks for reading!



My art journal
Watercolour paper
Collage Medium
Altenew paper pad
Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers
Prima Moon Child paper
Metallic watercolours
White gel pen
From stash: everything!

I started something new for April and continuing for May and June:

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 – plus nothing new used, no new purchases!


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