A few months ago I was approached to contribute to a new magazine titled Project Calm, a mindful magazine for creative types. Project Calm is all about “mindfulness through making”. It was an honour to be asked to contribute as mindful creativity is to close to my heart and soul. It’s also serendipitous that the magazine was launched during the Slow Living month focused on nurturing, given the magazine aims to help busy folk slow down and nurture themselves through craft, encouraging us all to channel our energies into creating mindful beauty.
Bringing mindfulness to craft and creativity is so important (which I wrote a little about here, in relation to picking flowers and making flower crowns), both in terms of the personal, spiritual and mental health benefits of mindfulness, but also the environmental benefits of being mindful about how and what we create. I am always inclined to create from natural materials as much as possible, so that our projects have no waste from packaging and is fully compostable (for example, Ro’s halloween Mother Nature costume, made from real leaves, or our holiday Botanical Advent).
For this first issue of Project Calm, I contributed my Real Flower Temporary Tattoos tutorial. It is so exciting to see my work in print!
Copies are almost sold out, so if you’d like one order soon. They are available for purchase here.
Here’s a little sample of what you’ll find in the issue among the four sections covering Home, Nature, Travel and Mind & Body:
- Paper-based crafts to make, colour & create
- Positive features to inspire and enrich
- Case studies and profiles of successful creatives
- Travel, retreats and courses to try
- Papercutting template on card
- Paper animal kits
- Poster with floral illustrations
Or, you can take a look at the preview here…
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