We are all born with a 'Beginner's Mind' but it often gets lost as we grow and learn. How do we get that back? How do we practice silencing our inner "know-it-all" or critic? Here are a few ways we can begin to see the world with a new perspective.
We know how difficult it can sometimes be to choose colours to add to your paint collection, that's why we have put some sets together just for you. Take a look at what we have created and what inspired us.
The decision to learn something new like painting can be a scary one, but it can feel totally overwhelming when there are then more choices to make. A creative journey shouldn't be one where you are left guessing. Find out how we guide you through the world of colour in our Masterclasses.
We decided to have a little Easter fun and paint some eggs using our Masterclass designs. From beautiful buds to delicate daisies, which one is your favourite? We hope they inspire you to paint this Easter.
We've never met anyone whose creative energy runs at 100% all of the time, but what do you do when your creative mojo is MIA? Here are a few things we do when our life is out of balance and we need to give ourselves a little self care.
Be inspired to create your own Mother's Day card this March with our beautiful Folk Art flower designs. If you have some of our kits or masterclasses, why not take a look at what we’ve been creating this week to inspire you.
Inspired by our recent posts on mindfulness, this week we have focused on our brushstrokes. Through the practice of brushstrokes, we are given the opportunity to let go of the outcome (perfect or not) and to stay mindful in the moment.
One of our favourite ways of being mindful (not surprisingly) is through painting. Here, we talk about how we created our Masterclasses so anyone could access mindfulness through creativity and painting.
Mindfulness is a word we hear often these days, but what exactly is it? With technology, social media and the fast pace of life demanding more of our attention, mindfulness practices are becoming increasingly popular and more important. In this blog we look at why we all need a little mindfulness in our lives.
When we think of Valentine's Day, we think of roses. According to the 'Language of Flowers', each shade of rose has a different meaning. If you are looking beyond the red rose this year, why not consider a few of these alternatives...
We might teach you the skills of Folk Art and decorative painting but what you do with those skills is endless. The creativity of our customers blow us away and here we showcase a few festive favourites.
We love using our painting skills for a good cause and this month we will be hand painting some letters and cards to send to those more vulnerable and isolated than ourselves. We hope you will join us in reaching out to others this festive season.
Painting holly is a great way for us to get in to the festive mood. Here, we have taken the techniques we showed you in our last blog tutorial and taken it one step further to create a beautiful holly wreath.
One of the most common questions we get at You Can Folk It is "How do I paint onto...?". In this blog post we tell you how you can successfully paint onto slate to create a Folk Art project to be proud of.