Day 144 – Etsy lab at Turtlewings, Brussels
Tonight was another great creative opportunity at Turtlewings as Jules, with Anna Denise from the Yellow Umbrella, brought Marta Pakovska from Etsy NL (my most favourite internet craft shop) to Brussels. The team were co-hosting an evening introduction to ‘Art Journalling’. I need no further excuse to convince our student Sophie to babysit, while I cycle off down the road to the Turtlewings atelier, sketchbook in hand, ready for handy hints and an evening of like-minded souls. We were 22 this evening, I think a record for the number of people at a creative evening, and a real challenge for Jules to fit everyone in. However we all found seats of sorts and happily threw ourselves into the painting, drawing, cutting and pasting which is so loved by many of us there.
The first activity was to paint the background colour of a wrap cover for our Journals, focusing on colours that we relate to, and then allowing it to dry before working further on this part of the project.
Next, while our backgrounds dried, we moved onto creating a collage of ourselves. Oh what fun, I love a pair of scissors and a Pritt stick!
Then we had to create a drawing of something we did today, in our Journals
And some of the final results, with the artists!
And my final designs………… that are viewable!
The guys who made tonight happen;
The Yellow Umbrella. – Anna Denise’s Blog including her brilliant Art Journalling
http://www.turtlewings.be/ – Jules’s Atelier where kids and big kids can create to their hearts content
Marta Pakovska (Martata) on Etsy. – Marta is the community manager for Etsy NL, a big thanks for joining and supporting us in Brussels tonight!
and some Etsy links of artists who joined in the fun;