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:

And then I did this…


which at the moment looks like this…

but the question is, is it finished or does it need something else?  Note to self:  paint it out on paper first and decide how you want it to look, don’t test it out on the t-shirt – that way madness lies lol.  Yes I agonised over this design and several layers of paint before reaching this point!

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



My art journal
Watercolour paper
Paperartsy Frescos
Versafine Onyx Black ink
White gel pen, black gel pen
From stash: t-shirt, various acrylic paints, cardboard stencil, pencil

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 – t-shirt plus nothing new used, no new purchases!


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