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A Gift of Love from Artistic ReTreats

A Gift of Love from Artistic ReTreats!

To celebrate the month of Love, I ran a Valentine's themed workshop to decorate a beautiful heart-shaped box.  I though I'd share the process so you too can create a unique box, in any shape you fancy, as a unique gift for someone special or just for yourself!  With Powertex & the huge range of embellishments, inks, rice papers & finishes, the sky's the limit on this wonderful project!  Happy Making! 


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Give Your Art A Fresh Start in 2018

Give your Art a Fresh Start in 2018

Whether you believe in New Year's resolutions or not, the month of January feels like a new beginning for all sorts of things.  How do you make the most of that momentum and make positive changes to give your art a jump start?!

Getting back into a routine and finding time for your own interests can be difficult after the festive season  but it's also the perfect opportunity to take any revived inspiration and enthusiasm and try something new.  These are my top tips for making the most of your New Year fresh start:


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Improving Mental Health the Arty Way

Improving mental well being the arty way

Whether you feel you have any artistic talent or not, we were all born with the need to express ourselves in whatever form that may take. I believe that creative expression benefits our brains and our mental health, making us happier, healthier people. Read these 5 ways art makes a difference: 


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Have art materials, will travel!

I love my Artistic Retreats studio but I know that it’s not always easy for people to spare the time and travel there, my workshops might clash with an existing commitment, so I also love taking my materials and ideas out on the road, visiting people in their own home – I call it Art@Home.

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