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Yesteryear’s Sweetheart Part II

Before I began the Derby Cross stitch, I was working on the Yesteryear’s Sweetheart, by Sunbonnet Sue. Since the Derby Cross stitch is a gift that became my priority to work on.








Once I am finished with the Derby Cross stitch, I will be completing this series.



Index Card Art

I am working from home as many people are in this world. Today, I wanted to get my paints out, but do not want to start a large painting, or anything that I would get overly involved in. I have this desire to paint from time-to-time but tend to not do it, because I am very busy with my work schedule.

As an art therapist I decided to work on a small painting using index cards for some mindfulness calming exercises before I start my day seeing clients.

Supplies needed:

  • index cards
  • water color paints
  • markers
  • paper towels
  • water bowl for water
  • paint brushes

I came up with a design with flowers. I like flowers because of the calming quality that they give.

Poppies, by Caroline March 30 2020

I would like to say my plan is to paint one a day. I tend to not do well when I place a rule like that, as inspiration needs to be organic for me to be involved in it. Let’s see if I can pull this off more days in the week than just a few for a month.