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21 August, 2020

Special Guest Spotlight on Lena Blankenstein-Holmström

Our Guest Designer this month is Lena Blankenstein-Holmström.  Lena's work really amazes us and we are so excited to share it with you!

LENA: Hi, I’m very honoured to be the guest designer this month. My name is Lena Blankenstein-Holmström, and I’m a mixed media artist from Finland.
I have been creative all my life, but for the last 7 years, art has been a big part of me. Art brings balance into my life. I love using recycled materials when I'm creating art. Somebodys trash can be a treasure for me!

You can see more of Lena's work on her social media links below:

Here is a reminder of our August Main Challenge:

Word Inspiration - CHILL OUT
Creative Challenge - SKETCH

Here is Lena's interpretation of our challenge:
LENA:  The mood board this month, inspired me to grab an old book ( I love old books), and alter it. I love that you can use old books in many different ways. It’s so relaxing to carve them up. You should try it! If i feel stressed I just take a deep breath and make same art or spend quality time with my grandchildren. I love that.

A big THANK YOU to Lena for joining us as our August Special Guest!

We hope that Lena's beautiful project inspires you to join us 

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  1. This is spectacular Lena! I love the way you've carved the pages. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month.

    1. Thank you Heather. I'm so happy that you invite to be your GD this month. I'm
      a girl who loves old books.