Catching the Sun – Making SunCatchers

How to Make SunCatchers In our Art for Wellbeing groups, we always combine making beautiful works of art with our discussion about mental health and wellbeing.  During this session, we talked about negative bias and how much easier it is to focus on the more negative aspects of our lives, especially with all the dreadful…

Art for Wellbeing Workshops

I’ve been running art for wellbeing workshops recently with Cwm-Ni Iach and Community First, aiming to improve participants emotional and mental health, using creative techniques. In both groups, we’ve used the space and time to talk about how creativity can help us to explore our emotions and provide an outlet for difficult feelings, as well…

The Power of Photoshop?

The Beauty Myth. There is so much pressure on photographers to use Photoshop processing software.  Clients (usually women) say at their portrait sessions: “Make sure you make me look slimmer”. “Take my wrinkles away”. I’ve even been asked to restyle someone’s hair! I don’t use Photoshop a great deal in my portrait work.  My work…

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