We got out acrylic paints and paper and let our imaginations flow, a few new faces came in and said ‘but I’m no good at art’, we ignored this and handed over paint and brushes and said ‘have a play, doesn’t matter what comes out...' Oftentimes it is the beginning that is the challanging bit - and the shop is a safe place to ‘try’.
I’ve kept busy in my studio taking great pleasure in working out patterns to knit letters (who said I wasn't good at maths?). In bright wool I've spelt out the word 'friendship' as a reminder of our time together, the focus of our project and the everyday materials we had used. This framed work will be hung in the shop as part of its makeover and be a lasting reminder of the beginnings of the Friendship Arts Group.
After a hug goodbye Mary’s last words were ‘Thanks for everything’. Looking back I find it hard to take in all we have achieved since our first taster session in December 2011. This blog is a lasting record of our journey and I for one will enjoy reminiscing over it in times to come.
With all best wishes for your creative endeavours, Karen and the Friendship Arts Group, over and out x