What crafts would you recommend for someone who is short on mney and time, but really wants to express her creative spirit?
Andy in FL
Time is always ticking and money always fleeting, I understand. My first thought, Andy, is the art of collage. True collage is done only with paper and there is plenty of free paper everywhere! A stash of junk mail, catalogs, party napkins, matchbooks, school flyers, and more can lead to hours and hours of creativity.
Here are some great sources of how-to for collage
Creativity Portal: http://www.creativity-portal.com/howto/artscrafts/collage.html
Aisling D’Art: http://www.aisling.net/library/journaling/AJ2basics.htm
You can also explore Art Journaling, which is becoming very popular. You don’t need an expensive journal for this art form, any spiral or bound journal can be used to express yourself through words, drawings, sketches, marker watercoloring, and other inexpensive creativity.
Check out these Art Journal how tos
Expressing yourself creatively doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. You just need to add your imagination and spirit to a technique or medium you love.
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