Hello everyone, Charlotte here! I have been volunteering for the past couple of months with Creative Arts East and helping to send out the packs.
I am feeling SUPER summery after these past few weeks – the weather has been beautiful and we hope you have taken the time to enjoy it too!
This month’s wellbeing pack has been created by the lovely Lois Cordelia and is based around writing and sending letters to friends and family, we like to call this ‘snail mail’. Lois is an artist living in Ipswich and her art is mainly inspired by movement, music and nature.
Snail Mail is something that goes through the post: a letter, card or postcard. It travels slower than a text, call or an email, but can be created to be more personal and have more meaning behind it.
Lois has created a lovely video for us which explains the activities that you can take part in, to give you inspiration for your postcards and your windows for the ‘Snail Mail Trail’. Take a look at the video here:
This week Lois led an online Zoom session and we saw some of the postcards that she has made herself, using felt tip pens, colouring pencils, and collage too!
From the 21st – 30th June you can take part in the ‘Snail Mail Trail Window Exhibition’.
The Snail Mail Trail is a collaborative exhibition where participants of Creative Arts East and Silver Social programmes for older people showcase their nature inspired postcard artwork and feel connected with others that have taken part!
You can take part too by downloading the mindful colouring sheet here: Download the Snail Mail Trail colouring sheet
If you want, send a photo of your postcard display to firstname.lastname@example.org, or share a photo on Twitter or Facebook, using the hashtag #SnailMailTrail2021
Enjoy the summer weather everyone – Take care, Charlotte x