Making Time for Yourself

Spending time enjoying a craft is a wonderful way to take care of yourself, especially in the company of like-minded individuals. 

We ran the first of what will, hopefully, become a series of crafty afternoons at The Vale. A two hour masterclass with fine artist, Marina Beard, saw residents make their own beautiful cards to send to loved ones. 

They learned how to create abstract patterns using fine brushwork, metallic inks and recycled materials. The budding artists harnessed their inner Picasso to draw their designs and combined them with music manuscript to produce a collage on Kraft paper. 

One resident chose to paint Spring flowers with watercolour. There was lots of laughter and chatter as they all worked on their cards. They will surely be a lovely surprise for all those who receive them.