Crafting can be a solitary past time. To sit and craft (knit/crochet/sew/other) may be therapeutic, peaceful, often perfect ‘me time”. Occasionally it’s a good thing, especially if something’s not working out and one might curse and grumble a little! (Or is that just me? …)
However, sometimes sharing crafting time can be so much fun. I belong to a creative group which meets regularly. Sometimes I meet with individual friends and craft too, perhaps try out something new. That’s what I’ve done already this week – tried something new to me. I am not an artist or painter. I’ve had a creative date with a good friend. It was a giggle, it was inspirational, it was a wonderful afternoon.
I painted a mini canvas, stamped patterns on the yellow sand, stamped beach huts and bunting on card, coloured those in, designed a fishing pole (cocktail stick, so you can imagine this canvas is about 6″ square). I attached a fish trinket as if just line caught. A tiny shell gave more 3D seaside detail. This will be finding a special place in my home to always give me a little bit of beach. I love a beach!
I hope to make more canvas art in future. It was so difficult to choose just one design. What inspires you to try a new craft?