fullsizeoutput_718Welcome!  Thank you so much for coming to visit, my name is Vanessa and I’m the creator of ARC, a site dedicated to folk art decorative painting and a few other crafts.

I’m a woman of Christian faith, mother to five children (2 sons, 3 daughters) and a Nanny to two (one of each).  I look after the paperwork side of my husband’s business so my time is split between work, family, voluntary roles, studying for a degree in psychology and running Folk art and craft workshops.

I discovered a passion for painting and all things creative about two years ago and now want to share this with others and help them find their own ‘inner artist’ and helping them recognise the benefits of crafting to their health wellbeing.  All of this with the added bonus of creating wonderfully unique items in the process, win-win!

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 😊