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 have to say I love it a lot more than I expected to!  This is a 10 x 8 canvas panel which is all I had other than giant canvases, and those amazing flowers which I am calling peonies lol, were painted by my own hands – literally. Finger painting for the win!  You might be wondering why Compassion is the word of choice, well that is one of the words associated with peonies, the others being romance and prosperity (could really use some of that one!)

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

 

PROJECT RECIPE:

Canvas art panel
Paperartsy Fresco paints
White gel pen
From stash: Kraft card scrap

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 – NO – but nothing new used, no new purchases!

 

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