I had the opportunity to visit the Art Shoppe in Plymouth, Ma this past Sunday to participate in an Alcohol Ink Art Workshop lead by artist Jessie Fries and co-host Eddy Murray. Art, especially abstract art, I find to be one of the most freeing and healing mediums. As Jessie is always saying, “Art is fun!” By being able to explore and let go of control in a playful and safe environment it teaches you to trust and that it’s okay to not always know what is going to happen. For this workshop we made tiles, which I am now using as coasters, magnets and even a few fun pendants!
Now lets say you are truly not happy with your design. No need to worry, you can remove all of the paint by mixing a little rubbing alcohol and blending solution on a paper towel and wipe it all away! Or if you love it, go ahead and seal your work by spraying a layer of minwax glossy polyurethane.
If interested in trying this or other fun workshops held by Jessie or her business partner Eddy Murray who does fun metal works visit their Facebook page to see all their upcoming events: The Art Shoppe Jessart Studio
As a trauma survivor I have learned to move forward in my life and heal from my past by exploring many passions such as spirituality, art, travel & herbalism. I hope my blog can help inspire healing in others and let them know they are not alone on their journey.