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Hi all
I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my Surrey.Crafts page on FB.
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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Spring Bumble Bee Canvas

Hi All

This was one of those projects which came together from a range of inspirations such as the Spring Canvas idea of PaperArtsy DT member Julie Anne Lee who made really quirky 'green man canvases' - check out the PaperArtsy link, to the weekly prompts of the Journal 52 Art Journaling Group.  The two latest prompts are 'Art for a Cause' and 'Colour Swatch Inspirations'.  I chose to combine the beautiful colours of a Bumble Bee (saw my first bunch of them on some flowers at Clarement Gardens and took a pic 2 weeks ago) as my colour inspiratin and listed on my canvas all the reasons/ causes for making 'art'.

The main medium was a variety of PaperArtsy Fresco paints in Tango, Zingy Zest, Cheescake and Snowflake. I also used some FAber Castell Pitt pens for outlines, Microns for fine pen marks, various ink pads, stamps and a work stencil. Great fun!
Hope you like it. Suz xxx


  1. Suz,
    Love the colors on this canvas, the idea of putting Art into words is done beautifully.

    1. Thanks Colleen....I need more practice, but I'm loving it! Suz xxx

  2. Really nice piece, love the bees!

  3. Love this canvas, it really radiates sunshine and warmth. I love the bees too! Let's hope all these great spring canvases are just the beginning of a truly creative spring for us all! Julie Ann xx

    1. Thanks Julie, love your canvases. It takes a bit of practice to let go and be a bit 'wild' and not hung up on making something neat and structured, but I'm trying and having a go with lots of new stuff at the same time! Suz xxx

    2. Love your canvas Suz. The colours are beautiful and I love all the highlighting and the bees. I've had 3 really big fat bumble bees in my garden this week and today rescued one from my conservatory/craftroom. I've also seen 2 lovely butterflies this week too!

      Lesley Xx

    3. Thanks Lesley, it was seeing my first bees of the year that inspired this project. Love em buzzing around, makes me feel like summer is close! Suz xxx