Yesterday was the last day of a couple of 10 week Art Journalling Courses. And nobody wanted it to end!
For most of the people who attended the sessions they have been a golden moment in a stressful week of caring for others much more than they have had time to care for themselves. Spending those golden moments being creative and learning ways to make beautiful art changes lives!
So when the courses ended, there were such mixed feelings: Joy for having been there and sadness that the weekly fix of making art in a safe, supportive cocoon has ended for the moment. It can be so difficult to let go.
But they are all ready to fly! Really firm friendships have been made that will last forever, skills have been learned and talents found that many of them couldn't have dreamed of. Their Journals are exquisite, and very, very precious.
So fly my friends! You haven't really had to let go. All the support is still there for you. And we will be making Art together again really soon.
This little sketch was made with Derwent Inktense pencil in Chinese Ink and a fine black pen.