Monday 30 November 2020

Creating in Faith - Word for the Week - Relaxed

Welcome to this weeks Creating in Faith on the podcast.  The episode number is 249 and the word for today is Relaxed.  What ways do you find to relax in your creative journey?  You need to carve out time for yourself (different lengths of time to suit your needs), and find different creative activities that will also help keep you going when you are not 'feeling it'

Listen to the episode 

You can listen to previous recordings HERE

Stay blessed and be a blessing

I am Teaching with Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2021

I'm excited to announce that I'll be teaching with Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2021

This year Creative JumpStart is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and is bigger than ever!  It is a one-of-a-kind online workshop hosted by Nathalie Kalbach, designed to kick your creativity into high gear in the New Year. 

Starting on January 1st 2021, each day a new video lesson will go live in the classroom. As this is the special 10th Anniversary Edition, Creative JumpStart includes 45 different mixed media artists and videos will go up through February 14th. Participants get access to 45 downloadable videos from 45 featured artists, called “JumpStarters.”  I have a fantastic class lined up for you and I will share more over the next few days!!

You'll learn an amazing amount of techniques, discover new materials, gain new ones in the giveaways from our sponsors and connect with other artists and crafters. 

Check this out!:

Head on over to Nathalie's site to learn more and sign up: or Click HERE 

What you get and Cost

With Creative JumpStart 2021 you will get 45 videos - over 8 hours worth of video content - for just $49 USD if you sign up by November 30th 2020 at 11:59 pm EST. Afterwards it will be $59 USD through December 4th, 2020, and $69 USD until December 31st 2020, before it goes to its normal sale price of $89 USD on January 1st 2021.

So what are you waiting for? Jump in with us! Sign up here at: or Click HERE 

Thursday 26 November 2020

Arts and Wellness Café - Abundance


What ways do you feel abundant and how would you express it in a creative way.  Come and join me in the Arts and Wellness Café

Wednesday 25 November 2020

I am teaching on the BADASS Art Journal Course!

Great News I am thrilled to let you know that I am a Guest Teacher on One BADASS Art Journal 2021!  It is great to be able to teach alongside a group of AMAZING artist instructors!  

I have been teaching on the course for the past few years and we always have a lot of fun.  And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away a spot in this amazing creative community. 

If you have never heard of the One BADASS Art Journal course then let me tell you a bit more:

One BADASS Art Journal is designed to inspire you to create, to learn, to feel confident and provide you with the tools, techniques and inspiration needed to feel fantastic every day that you make art!  Hosted by Tiare Smith, you’ll be immersed in happiness, gratitude and fun from day one!

Registration opens on December 1, 2020, and the fun will begin February 1, 2021.  Be sure to bookmark this page HERE. so you can join the moment it goes on sale.

I am giving away a spot on One BADASS Art Journal 2021 to 1 lucky person! Entering is easy, You can get 4 opportunities to enter by:

  • Joining my mailing list   For additional chances:
  • Follow me on Instagram - Leave a comment on one of the posts
  • Subscribe to my YouTube Channel and leave a comment
  • You can get also get a bonus entry HERE

Closing date for the giveaway Saturday 28th November 2020 10pm AST

Winner will be contacted via email by December 1, 2020.


Tuesday 24 November 2020

Catapult Caribbean Creative Online - Come and Join Me


I recently was awarded a Catapult Caribbean Creative Online Grant and join a wide selection of amazing artists from around the Caribbean who will be sharing and showcasing their work online. In this video you get to find out a bit more about me and my work, motivations and inspiration.

I share some of the ways in which art and creativity impacts on our health and well-being both as creatives and those that either participate or who are observers.

You take a walk with me in my garden and see how the garden inspires through the use of natural materials - Moringa Wood, Sea Island Cotton and Eco Dyes. Come and check me out on some of my platforms and see some of the other work I am doing: Social Media Links Website – Youtube - Facebook - Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspo... Podcast - Patreon - Instagram - Pinterest – Twitter - For more information on the CATAPULT and their grant partners you can check out their links below Instagram: CATAPULT - @catapultartscarib American Friends of Jamaica - @afjcares Kingston Creative - @kingstoncreativejm Fresh Milk Barbados - @freshmilkbarbados Facebook: American Friends of Jamaica: @theafj Kingston Creative: @kingstoncreativejm Fresh Milk Barbados: @freshmilkbarbados

Saturday 21 November 2020

Dimensional Paints & More Painted Fabrics

Here are the next two videos in the series using dimensional paints and fabric.  It is a great way to use up supplies that you just have sitting around and you end up with some great patterns on your fabric that you can use in your creative stitched projects.

Here is the first one that I shared earlier this week.

If you were nervous about painting on fabric, these short videos will help you get over that hesitation, just think about the playing aspect and have fun.

I would love to see what you come up with if you decide to play with your art supplies and fabric.

Friday 20 November 2020

Art and Wellness Café - Wealthy and Healthy


Join me in the Arts and Wellness Café  What is it about your creative practice are you taking for granted?  Are you undervaluing an area or over valuing it?  If you had to drop one of the things that you were doing because it no longer served you what would it be?  

Are you holding on to things because 'you have always done it that way'  I would love you to share what you feel one of your strengths are, it sometimes helps to remind ourselves of what we have with us all the time and celebrate those strengths.

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What's Love Got to do with it


Saturday 14 November 2020

Painted Fabrics

Painted Fabrics

Painting Fabrics

Here is a short video in which I share with you painting on fabric. It is one of 3 short videos to get you inspired to creatively play with your supplies.

I think it is important to get a view of how things start their journey, usually at this stage as a piece of fabric that gets painted, then it is built upon.

It is great to experiment and find ways to either use the pieces as accents or main feature in a stitched piece. There are many fabrics that you can create different effects with using your art supplies.
I also have an Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too.

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Friday 13 November 2020

Stitched Projects - Wall Hanging


Here is one of my recently finished stitched wall hangings.

It is a mixed media piece that includes fabrics, beading, slow stitching and Moringa Wood that has been harvested from my garden and then wood burned.

The nature of the piece encourages reflection.  The stitching by hand encourages you to slow down, the addition of seed beads and jewelry embellishments sets the whole piece off.

I find the stitching to be very therapeutic as well as selecting the threads and the embellishments that want to be added.

The wood that is harvest from the garden has to be stripped first, then dried before it can be wood burned. This piece is available for sale and I will be adding it to my website if you would like to welcome it into your home.

Thank you for joining me, Stay blessed and be a blessing.

Thursday 12 November 2020

Arts and Wellness Cafe - Love


What's Love Got to Do with It? - 

Join Me in the Arts and Wellness Café 

How are you showing love to yourself in your creative walk.  We can often put our creative needs on the back burner and be everything to everyone.  Did you spend some creative time on yourself today?

The 'I'll do it tomorrow' never comes.  I find it is in those moments that lead to self nurturing are the ones that fall by the wayside for me.  I know I will feel great but I allow non important things to get in the way.  Going to the beach and swimming in the sea is something I really look forward to and it sets me up, but I don't do it often enough.

Take some time to thing about what it is that you are putting off and how it could impact in a negative way to your creativity.

I shared some of the work that I am currently doing at the moment, stitched pieces made from scraps.  They have been given a second chance to be something else.

Stitched Projects

What ever you decide make sure that at least one of your actions leads to an example of self love.

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Monday 9 November 2020

Art Journal Page - Gesso, collage and doodles -

I thought that I would share the clip of this video which goes into a bit more information about the image.  I was inspired by Taster Session artist Eulalia Majia who is one of the teachers with me on the Life Book 2021

My version of the Dragon Fly

I love creating faces and usually see faces or scenes in most of my backgrounds, so I incorporated that and did a small version of the dragonfly that Eulalia shared.  We currently have quite a few variety of dragon fly in our garden, as it it the rainy season and that usually brings a lot of mosquitoes

This is another figure that I did but she still needs to be completed.  I hope you enjoy.

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Saturday 7 November 2020

Arts and Wellness Café - Hopeful Extended

Arts and Wellness Café

Join me in the studio for Arts and Wellness Café where we look at more ways in which 'Hopeful' impacts on you health and well-being.  

I also share with you two short process videos so that you can look at playing with backgrounds, just using Inktense pencils, collage paper in a journal, you can apply colour to the page and use it when you only have a short time to play.

Creating pages in your Art Journal Add colours to the page and activate!

I also catch up with some of the Life Book taster sessions, it is great to be able to see what the other teachers did for their sessions and here is one that I was able to do Inspired by Eulalia Mejia creating the backgrounds, using gesso and going in a mark making on figures, the one below is what we did in the classroom.  

Here is the the one below that I was able to do, it is a lovely exercise and very therapeutic as well with all the mark making.

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Tuesday 3 November 2020

Weekly Podcast - Creating in Faith - Episode 246 - Hopeful

Come and join me on my latest Episode Podcast Realityarts.

Word for today - Hopeful

This week the word for the Episode of Creating in Faith is Hopeful. 

  • What is it in your creative practice are you hopeful for?  
  • What new things are you trying or skills that you want to learn?  

You can hope for things but you have to take the steps to make it a reality.  I explore this in my weekly podcast and I would love you to join me.  

The artwork images are pastel paintings and prints are available for purchase HERE 

Join me on this creative journey on the podcast each week for inspiring creative episodes.

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