December and the holidays are undeniably wonderful but I can't wait until the NEW YEAR! This January we will launch a new unit on hand-lettering and flowers. These techniques are simple to learn and yield beautiful results. Please book early!!
Utilizing classic decoupage, these ladies transformed ordinary tissue paper into extraordinary holiday cards. Likewise they transformed a cold rainy afternoon into a delightful day.
Do gift cards seem too impersonal sometimes? Add your touch with custom holders. Now it is the perfect gift!
Can't wait for the leaves to turn? Discover hand-printing techniques that capture the vibrancy of the Fall. Create your one of a kind card utilizing hand printing, layering, embossing and stamping. Contact us to learn more or to book a Workshop. www.cardsandconversations.com
We all have images in our minds of what flowers look like. And over the course of a lifetime we have likely seen thousands. The colors, the petals, and the patterns may change but they all convey images in our imaginations.
Recently I ran two workshops at different facilities for individuals with memory care. No two paintings were the same and in fact the results were remarkable.
At the onset of one, an aid shook her head indicating that one man had extreme dementia. However, he seamlessly painted a scene of two tall flowers in a sunny field. One woman stared at the paper for ten minutes without moving and then proceeded to paint a complex Hawaiian flower that most would have trouble envisioning. Paintings styles ranged widely from detailed and flowing to graphic and impressionistic. Despite dementia, we all have images of flowers embedded in our memories.
Allowing these images to emerge is wondrous and up lifting. In both workshops, the participants, staff and I were awed and excited by the results and I look forward to seeing many more flowers bloom in future workshops. Contact me at CardsandConversations.com to plant the seeds for your workshop. (Appropriate for all levels and ages)
The residents at Wingate Independent Living
and I had a wonderful time
making lovely handmade Thank you notes and
Birthday cards. We explored rubber stamping
layout and layering. For our next workshop
we will be working with stippling and stencils. Looking forward to our next Workshop in April!
Bring a little creativity into your day.
The days go by quickly, the weeks even faster. Months fly by and then years. The leaves start to turn and the holidays approach. Who did you share the holidays with last fall and winter?
Sometimes we assume all will stay the same. Don't assume everyone will always be there. Be ever so grateful for the people in your life at this moment. Show them you care. Tell them you love them.