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Art Therapy Course Review

Meredith Russell

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Art Therapy Course Review

I recently completed a Therapeutic Art Life Coach course on Udemy and I thought I’d write about how I felt about the course. I decided to take the course because I felt it would help me connect with students in future classes and with healing and moving forward my community in Lakewood.  Most of the class was great, there was one instructor I wasn’t super fond of, but it was more her teaching and speaking style than what she was saying. I just didn’t feel like I connected with her even though she was sharing valuable information. That was about the...


Grandma's Attic

Meredith Russell

Tags Custom Orders, News

Grandma's Attic
Grandma's Attic is a collection made from my late Grandmother's jewelry. A way for our family members to have little pieces of her without having to wear costume jewelry from the 70's and 80's.

Keys to Successful Distance Learning

Meredith Russell

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Keys to Successful Distance Learning

With all the changes to our meetings and school classes it’s tempting to put rigid schedules and rules in place to try and control what we can. Instead, I suggest giving a little more leeway and allowing the schedule to flow. However, there are several tips that can make distance learning easier on your kiddos and yourself.  1. Learn all the Zoom tricks and tips. Knowing how to mute and unmute (use the spacebar!), starting the call with no video or a virtual background, and arranging the videos to your child’s liking are great ways to make virtual learning work...


Resin in Tacoma: A Look at Local Resin Artists

Meredith Russell

Tags Collaborations, News

Resin in Tacoma: A Look at Local Resin Artists
Visit with four local Tacoma resin artists and learn what they love and hate about resin. Although they work with the same medium there are so many different variations in brand of resin, how to color the resin, and what you can make with it. Together as artists we can make the world a prettier place!

Custom Collaboration Coasters

Meredith Russell

Tags Collaborations, Custom Orders

Custom Collaboration Coasters
As you may know, I take custom orders through Craft Theory, and I love hearing the stories behind the orders. I recently collaborated with my friend Emery from Pressed In Love to create a custom coaster set for another mutual friend of ours, Scarlet. It started as many great ideas do, with a conversation about pinterest and decorating.
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