Thursday 30 April 2020

Arts and Wellness Wednesday Art Journals and More - Episode 213

Welcome Arts and Wellness Wednesday, slightly later than planned.  I hope you get a chance to view the video below if not I have shared some of the images below that I spoke about.

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This is where Cole plants himself, directly behind me so I have to step over him to get passed.  I built a barrier of boxes which he is not amused by and every now and then he jumps over and is practically sitting in my lap!

These are the hand made books that I made at my book binding course, it was really great, all in all we made 5 different books an I try and make sure that I make at least one every few weeks.

Art Journal Page Technique

Art Journals/books I made in Book binders course
 I love making my own books and quite often make them out of alternative materials - fabric, recycled, old prospectus and more.  There is always a wealth of materials available for you to work with.

Art Journals - Amanda Trought

This is a sneak peak at some of the other things that I have been creating - Sculptural Looms with embellishments and stitching projects.

I look forward to hear what you have been up to and seeing some of the images that you share.

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Tuesday 28 April 2020

Creative Gardener - New Posts

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I would love you to come and join me on my gardening Patreon Blog where I share my new post about working in the garden.  I hope that it goes on to inspire you to decide what you want to do in your garden space and bring your creative flair into growing your plants

Also Check out some creative projects made from the
wood in my garden,

Come and check out my Patreon Blog and see see some more information and some of the tiers on offer.
Creative Gardener

You can also check out my arts network

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Creative Reflections Podcast

Creative Reflections 

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Creating in Faith - Word for the Day - Serene - listen to the podcast

Monday 27 April 2020

10 Essential Laws for Living Exhibition - Barbados

I was part of the Exhibition 10 Essential Laws for Living in Barbados recently and did a brief interview with Artist and Curator Margaret Herbert.  Take a look at the video to see some of the work that was on display.  

Art Exhibition in Barbados

Participating artists include: 
Adrian Richards, Amanda Trought, Cy Hutchinson, Doreen Edwards, Juliana Inniss, Lisa Smith Fields, Margaret Herbert, Mark Gajadah, Oneka Small, Roslyn Watson, and Walter Bailey.  You can find most of them on Facebook to see more
of their work.

Come and create with me!

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Stay Blessed and be a blessing

Tuesday 21 April 2020

Focused Attention - Podcast Episode

Welcome to today' Creating in Faith podcast episode  210.  In today's episode I talk about being Focused.  What does it mean to you, how are you focusing on things that you would like to do, need to do in the midst of everything that is going on.

Are you creative, do you have a regular routine, are there things that you are working on at the moment.  I would love to hear from you, how you blend a creative activity into your day to day living.

Art Journal - Spirited

Also today you will find an art journal that I made, working spontaneously creating a mini journal to put additional thoughts within.

Art Journals can be made from a variety of supplies, in the video I make a small one from a variety of card and patterned papers.  Check what type of supplies that you may have around and utilize these 

You can also use a variety of hand painted papers as well that you may have in your stash

Let me how you get on with the art journal, join me on the YouTube Art Channel and subscribed to hear about more videos.  Stay blessed and be a blessing.  

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Friday 17 April 2020

Arts and Wellness - Homemade Masks Selection

Welcome to Arts and Wellness post.  It is important to make sure that you are taking part in a creative activity on a daily basis, pretty much as you would exercise, get fresh air, eat your fruit and veg - creativity, is on that list (well at least it is for me).

When you spend additional time on a daily basis in an activity that can either take your mind off events, or help you express how you feel about the events or anything else that is going on in your life it will definitely have an impact on your health and well-being.  I have also been making time for reading, and other creative projects that allows me to come whole to my creative practice.

I have also spent quite a few weeks when the Covid 19 virus started to grow in the news looking at ways in which, if needed I could create my own protection, especially in light of the shortage of masks for those who were on front line services who are exposed to the virus more frequently than I would.

Making Masks

I decided to make a mask and you can see what things I considered that were more suited to how I wanted the mask to fit me.


After mark 4 I came up with one that felt comfortable and effective for me.  You don't need a sewing machine to sew them and they are really easy to put together.  

Let me know how you get on, do you have a favorite out of the ones that you have seen.  Stay blessed and be a blessing.

Sunday 12 April 2020

Agrofest - Yearly Agricultural Event in Barbados

Agrofest is an annual agricultural event held in Barbados
Join me in the video below and check out some of the other videos available if you would like to start 'Growing Your Own on a Budget.

I only got a snippet of Agrofest as my main focus was getting some plants which I did.  Namely - Breadnut, Pommerac, Red Ginger Lilly and Sea Grapes.  All apart the breadnut is doing well - (those pesky slugs)

Recycling initiative taking place

Lots of different animals and plants on display and it is definitely well worth visiting over the 3 days of events.

Come and check out some of the other videos that I have available HERE

Saturday 11 April 2020

Creative Gardening - New Posts - What are you Growing?

Come and check out what I get up to in the Garden - my Tropical Garden

The New Normal

Things are looking very different for many around the world, how is this impacting on you.

What Food are you growing

Now might be the time that you consider growing your own food regardless of the type of space that you have, from a garden to a plant pot.

Stay blessed and be a blessing

Thursday 9 April 2020

Arts and Wellness Wednesday - World Wide Disaster Movie! Podcast

What do you do when you feel like you are one of the characters in a Disaster Movie, and you are waiting for the director to call 'Cut' but there is no director and this is real life.  You have to find ways in which to manage the emotions that you may be feeling, and ways to work through the day to day.

Depending on where you are in the world your freedom of movement may differ and you may be experiencing a variety of emotions as you try and make sense of it all, the scale, magnitude and everything in between,

In last weeks Arts and Wellness Wednesday I shared some tips that you might want to think about moving forward.  It included setting a routine/schedule for yourself - the first week that you may have been off it might have seemed like an extended holiday or weekend, but the days seem to be rolling into one so having a routine that differentiates the days will help.

Thinking about learning a new skill or picking up an old one might help with your day to day.  Check out the video below to see some of the other ways in which you can put things in place to help you cope with the emotions that may arise.

In this weeks video we look at some additional tips that you might want to put into place, especially for those who are carers.  Using art and creativity is always a great way to help express what you are feeling and it is important to acknowledge as time goes on.

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If you would like to join me on Creative Encourager you can schedule 2 free half hour sessions to look at where you might want to take your creativity, areas of growth - see the link below

Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call

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Stay blessed and be a blessing

Monday 6 April 2020

Art Journal Page - Girl with Throw

I have resumed my regular art journal page each week on my YouTube channel, if I am able to do more to share some of my processes depending on the supplies used.  In this video I am using Inktense pencils which are one of my favorites.  

Girl with a Throw

Once complete I mount the page on board and then cover with bees wax.

Supplies are available on my Amazon Page

If you have any questions leave a comment here or on my YouTube channel, hope you find some time to be creative - stay blessed and be a blessing.
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