Hi Crafty Friends!

Still playing catch up with 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!

Today I have another journal spread to add to my handmade journal.  This one is called Fill Your Heart and is painted with some beautiful Daniel Smith watercolours and some Kuretake metallic watercolour.  Yes I am very messy with my paints LOL

I ended up painting two hearts in different colour combos.

The teal and pink one is my favourite so once everything was dry, I filled my heart with positive affirmations surrounding a keyword word that I wanted to focus on.



I really love how my heart turned out, the colour combination uses some of my favourite colours and I love how they blended together during the WOW painting.  In the class, the tutor, Carisa Zglobicki, used beautiful colours in her lesson too. Obviously since this a paid workshop and the lessons are copyrighted I can’t share course information with anyone and so there won’t be any step-by-step or process photos included in this post or other Wellspring related posts.  This is another page to add to my handmade journal!  Now I need to get back to the making!

I hope you enjoyed reading about my project, please leave me a comment below and let me know.




HP watercolour paper
Daniel Smith watercolours
Kuretake metallic watercolours
India Ink and dip pen
From stash:

I started something new for April and continuing . . .

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 – NO but nothing new used, no new purchases!


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