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:

The lesson was about about stream of consciousness writing which I did for about a minute and then took some inspiration from what I wrote and started painting these mountains which at first were very abstract but then started to resemble a few places around here and so it evolved into something more like the landscape I know.  Not the pink and blue and purple mountains lol though if there was heather on the hills then those colours can be seen at times.  I chose a phrase from my writings to add to my finished page.  This page will be added to my journal next month when the course is complete.

Here’s a couple of process photos, not many, but a few to show the details up close.

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


My art journal
Watercolour paper
Posca Paint Pens
Washi Tape
Collage Medium

From stash: nothing or everything!

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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