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Petal Prints: The Art of Flower Hammering with Paige St. Pierre - Happy Time Craftcast 16

Craftonians, welcome back to another heartwarming episode of Joleen's Happy Time Craftcast! I'm so excited to share today's episode with you because we have a fantastic guest—Paige St. Pierre, a brilliant fiber artist and educator with a deep passion for sustainable art practices. Paige and I explore the magic of creative reuse, eco-friendly techniques, and the enchanting world of botanical printing. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just dipping your toes into the artistic waters, this episode is packed with insights and practical tips that you won't want to miss. So, big news—I’ve got a new setup! I've finally moved...

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Crafting for Self-Discovery, Free Patterns & More - The Good News Volume 1 Issue 5

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Stash Happy - Organizing Your Embroidery Floss! - Happy Time Craftcast 15

In this episode of Happy Time Craftcast, I was thrilled to introduce Jenny White, the brilliant mind behind Lucky Jonquil. Jenny’s journey through the world of crafting is nothing short of fascinating. She started with knitting and crochet, transitioned to cross-stitch, and eventually found her niche in organizing crafting tools to make our crafting lives easier and more beautiful.   Jenny’s innovative spirit is truly inspiring. She began with pattern work but quickly realized her passion lay in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing organizational tools. You know that feeling when you buy all the crafting supplies and then have to...

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The Comfort of Journaling and Writing Retreats in Times Of Grief

Navigating through grief is a profoundly personal journey, one often filled with emotions that are difficult to express with everyday language. This is where the power of journaling and writing retreats shines—a sanctuary where the pen or the laptop becomes tools for healing and self-discovery. A Safe Space for Your StoriesWriting allows us to confront our emotions on our own terms. In the welcoming space of a writing retreat, you can explore your grief without judgment, writing down whatever feels right. Whether it’s through journaling day-to-day experiences, penning down memories, or composing letters that will never be sent, the act...

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Sustainable Art Practices: Pioneering Eco-Friendly Creativity

As someone who’s deeply immersed in both the yoga and art communities, I've been witnessing an exciting shift towards more sustainable practices in the art world. It's not just a trend; it’s a whole new way of thinking about creativity. So, I thought it’d be wonderful to share with you how artists and art organizations are infusing eco-friendly methods into their creative processes. What is Sustainable Art? Sustainable art is all about artists choosing to be kind to our planet through their work. It involves using materials that are less harmful to the environment, reducing waste, and minimizing the ecological...

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