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Typography and Print – Creative Wellbeing Packs!

August 25, 2020

Hello Everyone, it’s Lea. I hope you are all well and have been enjoying and staying cool enough under the hot sun we’ve had recently! This month, we are introduced to artist Donna Thompson who has created some amazing type and print making content for you to get your hands on!

Donna has made a video to show you how to use your ink stamp pad, and the various materials you can try to make all sorts of shapes and lines for your own artwork. Give it a watch for some inspiration, pop on some music and have a go!

Click here to view Donna’s Printmaking video

After seeing Donna’s pack, I went on my own mindful wander to try and look at things creatively and differently. I wanted to find things that looked like faces upon second glance, and it was surprisingly fun to do! Some are more abstract than others and here is what I found:

Watch this Pixar short film and you will  find faces everywhere! https://prettybird.co/us/talent/collaborators/saschka-unseld/work/the-blue-umbrella/

Our brilliant volunteer and trustee at Creative Arts East Liz has also created her illuminated letter and typography friend- aren’t they great! Did you know that during lockdown, an archeologist at Oxborough Hall recently found a rare 600-year-old illuminated manuscript under the floorboards of an attic room. The gold leaf and blue colour can still be seen on the illuminated initials too! You can read more about this here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/oxburgh-hall/news/archaeologist-discovers-rare-items-under-the-floor-of-oxburgh-hall


And Donna has compiled a list of extra resources at the bottom of this blog if you looking for even more interesting information related to the packs!

As always, if you would like to share anything you have created using the packs with us, please email Sydney at sydney@creativeartseast.co.uk or even call us and we’d love to hear all about it!

If you are a member of the ‘Our Day Out’ groups, feel free to share any of your creations on our private Facebook page! If you need any help sharing, you can give us a call and we will try our best to walk through it together.

Do let us know if you have any friends, family, or  neighbours who you think would benefit from receiving a Creative Wellbeing Pack too. You can contact us by calling us on 01953 713390 or by emailing info@creativeartseast.co.uk 


Ta-ra for now,

Lea and the Creative Arts East Team x


Illuminated letters:


A Brief History of Illuminated Manuscripts by the Getty Museum


William Morris (black and white G was one of his designs)


Typography Faces:



Wassily Kandinsky:

Watch Kandinsky painting


10 Amazing facts about Kandinsky


Art and Design BBC: Kandinsky’s ‘Schaukeln’


What Does Colour Sound Like? Kandinsky and Music


Colour Theory by Kandinsky


I spy with my little eye – A film about Kandinsky by Stefan Scheider (30 mins)



Music that inspired Wassily Kandinsky:

Schoenberg - Three Piano Pieces


Wagner - Lohengrin: Prelude to Act I

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