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March 31, 2020

I hope this Newsletter finds you well and in good spirits.

As the world hunkers down we are fortunate that creating helps us forget our worries and gets us in the zone.

The process of making reduces anxiety and keeps the mind active.

To help you through this current health crisis I've put together some resources to support you at home.

 


Card Making Challenges

Now is an ideal time to learn new skills:

Bluprint (formally Craftsy) have made all their courses free until 9th April 2020.

There are hundreds of craft courses (including card making of course) to help you develop your craft skills.

To access the courses you just need to create a Bluprint account for full access.

I'm a great fan of Altenew stamps and you may have seen my posts on the Altenew Academy.

Their courses are excellent and very reasonably priced.

I'm a real sucker for learning new skills.

So, during this time of social distancing I'm going to try and improve my water colouring skills.

To help me on my way I've enrolled on the watercolouring courses at Online Card Classes.

And of course I've now got the time to practice, practice, practice!


Card Making Challenges

There are card making challenge around the world for every day of the week!

Check out our comprehensive list with links to the challenges.


You Tube/TV

You Tube is awash with card making and crafting videos.

It's a great place for inspiration.

From the fabulous Jennifer McGuire to talented mixed media artist Kim Dellow.

Barbara Grey of Clarity Stamps (a UK company) is running a daily You Tube Live at 10am (GMT). The SHAC- SHACK Art work outs started yesterday with doodling.

(SHAC - Safe Happy and Creative or Stay Home and Craft).

Tune in and watch craft shows on TV and Tablet apps:

Both Create and Craft TV and Hochanda are still on air.

They can be viewed on apps from the Apple App store, Google Play and Amazon Fire.

While Craft in America  (PBS) explores the history and impact of the craft movement in the US. All free online videos.


So, while day to day life is on hold use this time as an opportunity to spend more time creating.

"In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to" (Dave Hollis)

Stay safe and keep card making!

Julia


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