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The Power of Creativity

Published on 17 June 2021 03:45 PM

As many of our Ageing Well groups begin to once again meet in person, we have been very pleased to see what our arts and crafts groups have created. For many members, being creative throughout the last 18 months has been what has kept them going. They’ve continued to share with one another from home, encouraged each other on projects and provided ongoing friendship during the ups and downs.

One of our Wythenshawe art group members, Val, explained that because she lives alone, if she didn’t have art, she ‘would have gone mad’ over the lockdown period. Val’s fellow group members, Mavis, Janet and Christina all agreed that staying creative during the last 18 months has been a lifeline. And they all agree that being able to come together as a group again is a ‘fantastic privilege.’

We’re honoured that they’ve agreed to share some of their work with us and we’d like this to be a springboard to encourage other older people in the community to share their own creative projects. These could be big projects that you’ve worked on throughout the pandemic, a colouring page you’re particularly proud of or a recent work of art.

Here’s how to share your works of art with us:

We will be sharing images on social media and posting them here in our gallery.

We look forward to being inspired by the amazing creativity in Manchester!

Janet.jpgJanet, Crossacres Art Group member

Mavis.jpgMavis, Crossacres Art Group member

Christina.jpgChristina, Crossacres Art Group member Mary.jpgMary, Brunswick Village Art Group member

 

Gallery

A felt brooch created by our Brunswick Village Art Group

Created by the Brunswick Village Busy Bee Knitting and Crocheting group

Cards created by the Brunswick Village Art Group
Drawing from Christine from the Brunswick Village Art Group Drawing from Christine from the Brunswick Village Art Group

A painting of our Crossacres Day Centre by one of our Crossacres Art Club members

Drawing by Demi, Brunswick Village Art Group member

Drawing by Jim, Brunswick Village Art Group member

Drawing by Jim, Brunswick Village Art Group member

'Life Threads' arts installation from Brunswick Village Art Group

Abstract art from Mary, Brunswick Village Art Group member

 

Abstract art from Mary, Brunswick Village Art Group member

Crochet from our Busy Bee group at Brunswick Village 

Crochet flower from our Busy Bee group at Brunswick Village

Chris, from Brunswick Village Busy Bees, working on her patchwork skills

Dale, from the Brunswick Village art group, presented this beautiful lantern 

drawing in the garden (i) (002).jpgDrawing in the beautiful gardens at Brunswick Village

needle felt birds (002).jpgIntricate needle and felt work from our Brunswick Village Busy Bees

Crochet from our Busy Bee group at Brunswick Village 

Crochet display from our Busy Bee group at Brunswick Village

Brunswick Village sparkly baubles by Mary

Dale's lantern on display in the grounds of Brunswick Village

Collage by Mary at Brunswick Village

Brunswick Village presenting the Cheeky Charlies with their gold disks, hand made by the art group

Mavis' painting of the Crossacres bus 

IMG_20211112_131832.jpgMavis, from the Crossacres art group, shares her friendly dog painting

IMG_20211112_131849.jpgMavis, from the Crossacres art group, shares this colourful flower painting

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Mavis, from the Crossacres art group, shares her calming water painting