Random Act of Kindness: September- Nursing Home Gifts

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Hola!
Everybody knows that I love to complete very special random acts of kindness for very special people, and for this month I have chosen to give out my RAOK to some people that may seem invisible to others simply because they live out of sight – people in nursing homes. My grandma stayed in a nursing home for the last of her years and so that is another reason why I thought it would be nice to give out September’s random act to the citizens of a local nursing home. To keep my anonymity, I pre-decided to hand my gifts over to the nurse so that she could give them out to the people that she thought would love them most. Once I arrived at the nursing home, it felt a bit like a great big puzzle maze because there were different coloured  buttons we had to press and massive doors we had to pull and push…to be honest it felt a bit like an intelligence test! Thankfully I passed!! When I finally walked through the last door, the reception nurse saw me and a big warm smile came to her face. I explained what I had made and why and she responded with a mix of appreciation and sorrow in her voice, telling me that some residents don’t get a lot of visitors and some residents don’t get any visitors at all, so they would appreciate my present even more! It made me feel indescribably happy that she knew exactly who might need them most.

My gifts included a mini easel each with thirteen handmade quote cards that could be changed daily. I also selected a hanging wicker heart for all of my gifts and a sentimental foam superhero to remind the recipients of their super brave hearts.

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To learn more about the nine packages I made there is a really short video below that explains everything, but I will say that I added a hint of FZ by glitterising a couple of things in my gift. I also have a picture of my note that I wrote just under the video, so I hope you enjoy watching this little clip of photos of me making and delivering this month’s random act of kindness!

I always like to remind myself that:

“Making one person smile can change the world- maybe not the whole world, but their world.” ~Unknown
FZ out!! 🙂

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FZ’s Textured Art and Fashion Paper

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“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul”

~ Elder Uchtdorf~

 

Howdy-do!

I have again wanted to show you something crafty I have done.  I have created three different handmade paper prints that I call,  ‘Funky Paper’. I will give you instructions below and visuals on the attached video about how to make them, so that you can do it too. They are pretty easy and lots of fun to make!  Once you finish creating the Funky Paper, you can make lots of little decorations, such as a card, a pen holder or maybe a bookmark. It is all up to you what you do with the paper. You will be amazed with how your imagination works! But… you have to watch the video I have made to find out what I have created with them. This video is going to be spectacular and you will love it! I will only give you one clue and one clue only about my creations on my video, the title. The rest you will have to find out yourself when you watch the clip. Now please, sit back, relax and enjoy my video!

FZ out!! 🙂

 

 

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CRUMPLED-TEXTURED LOOK

 

  • Scrunch an A4 sheet of copy paper over and over until it feels soft like tissue paper.
  • Flatten out the paper on your desk.
  • Paint stripes, swirls and dots of food dye onto your paper.
  • Allow to dry completely before use.

GRAINY-TEXTURED LOOK

 

  • Set a white A4 sheet of copy paper in front of you.
  • Use a liquid dropper to blend colours of food dye all over your page.
  • Sprinkle table salt over the wet page in swirls, lines or clusters.

Allow to dry and carefully shake off the excess paint before use.

GLOSSY-TEXTURED LOOK

  • Paint a pre-made mix of icing sugar and water over the entire space of an A4 copy sheet.
  • Use droplets of food dye to colour over the (now glossy) white paper. The dye will run, swirl and blend itself around the page in an interesting manner.
  • Allow the paper to dry fully before using.

Paper and Paint Collage Art

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“Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.”
~Roy Adzak~

Hello!
I may not be a professional artist, but creating art makes me feel good inside. I have made a piece of artwork today that I would like to share with you. This is a type of paper and paint collage art. Art is a great way to show what you are feeling. I have taken inspiration from lots of different artists. I used paint, patterned paper, book pages and a canvas. It may have taken over a day to finish, but it was fun and worth it because at the end of the process, I think it looked spectacular! I would definitely recommend it for anyone with a passion for arts and craft. I have uploaded photos of the process below. Although it takes a while to complete, it is very easy and is plenty of fun. You can draw whatever you like to express who you are. I will be sure to undertake this type of artwork again and hope that you will try it out too!
FZ out!! 🙂

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The Nature of Art

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Hi guys!

 

Whenever I am a bit sore or too tired to do anything active, I like to create art. I found a lady that made artwork out of nature and I decided to have a go at it. Her name is Justina Blakeney. She is really clever! Her artwork is titled ‘Face the Foliage’ and Mum showed me her account on Instagram.

Yesterday we drove to the park and went on a hunt for different coloured leaves, flowers and lots of other treasures from nature. Once we had collected all the things I needed for my art project, we went home and I started doing a plan on a blank piece of paper. Then I started the real thing and thought I would share how I did it with you. I am not going to tell you what the picture is because it is for me to know and for you to find out! Have a guess and let me know what you think it is and you will find out the answer at the end of this short clip…

 

FZ out!! 🙂