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!
More Mixed Media Challenge – AG 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
Art by Marlene – Yoga Chick, stencil
Tim Holtz stamps
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.
UNFINISHED PROJECT – NO
RECYCLED MATERIALS – YES – plus nothing new used, no new purchases!