Saturday, September 17, 2016

Magpie's Nest Art Journalling Nights

Taking inspiration from craftivism and Betsy Greer’s You Are So Beautiful Project, we will be art journaling to help change the messages we see, hear, and tell ourselves.

We live in a world surrounded by media, news, and social connections that often leave us feeling empty, unaccomplished, unfulfilled, and not worthy. Every day we have to fight to remember that we are enough just as we are, we are beautiful just as we are. Some days, though, we forget.

Art journaling is a creative process for people to record their stories, feelings and ideas— to remind ourselves and others that we are wonderful, exactly as we are.

Sessions are free and open to anyone to attend— whether you’ve never made an art journal or are a seasoned journaler. Materials and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own art journals to work on as well. 

Here are some photographs from our first workshop of this series, on September 13th. Next session is October 11th. We hope to see you there


Monday, September 5, 2016

Artful Sunday Printmaking Workshop

Last Sunday (August 28), I facilitated my fourth annual Artful Sunday workshop at Britannia Community Centre. We made relief prints from feathers and leaves, "negative" prints and lift drawings. These are great activities for both children and adults. People are so surprised at the results because they can't actually see what they have done done until they lift the paper up. It's quite the magical feeling. All of the prints that people made were gorgeous and they really used their imaginations for the lift drawings. I did a "How To" for this process three posts ago. Check it out.

Here is the poster for the event, designed by the fabulous Katherine Polgrain and a few photos of the beautiful work.