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:



This spread is the result of going with the flow and not thinking too much about what I am doing ie no planning!  Sometimes I work like this anyway, but I am also guilty of overthinking everything!  There’s plenty to look at in this spread, multiple layers and techniques, Infusions, Frescos, stencils, stamps, gel printing, mark making, the whole nine yards, and I got to use my favourite yoga girl stamp!  She’ll be featured again soon, since I had her out I decided to use her again!

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


More Mixed Media ChallengeAG with Optional Purple – playing the purple this time as there’s plenty of it mixed into the background with the infusions etc


My art journal
Watercolour paper
Collage Medium
Art by Marlene – Yoga Chick, stencil
Finnabair stamps
Tim Holtz stamps
Gelli plate
Carabelle stencil
Paperartsy Frescos, Infusions
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
Jane Davenport Crayons
Versafine Onyx Black ink
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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