fullsizeoutput_718Welcome!  Thank you for coming to visit the site. I am Vanessa and  the creator of ARC, a site dedicated to folk art decorative painting and handmade crafts.

I’m a woman of faith, mother to five children (2 sons, 3 daughters) and a Nanny to two (one of each).  I look after the paperwork for my husband’s business and a volunteer for one or two local charities, a student with the Open University while building up my Folk art and craft workshops.

I discovered a passion for painting and all things creative about two years ago and want to help you  find your own ‘inner artist’ together with an awareness of the benefits that crafting can have on your health and wellbeing.  All of this with the added bonus of creating wonderfully unique items in the process makes it win-win activity!

I hope you see  something here that inspires you to try for yourself and has you coming back for more.

Happy crafting in whatever form that may be and, if you live in the area, it would be great to meet you at one of my workshops 😊