When it comes to awakening our inner artist, we could all use a little push. Thankfully, Shayda Campbell is here to serve as our guide, teaching art and all things creative on her designated YouTube channel.
“At the heart of my YouTube channel is the idea that making the artifacts of our everyday life, things like cookies, calendars or greeting cards, into things of beauty is an important task,” she writes on her website. “It’s uplifting. First, because the process of creativity is so wonderful, and second because it’s just lovely to be surrounded by lovely things.”
Working from her home in Prince Edward Island she makes art tutorials that are both soothing and inspirational. “I’ve tried my best to make my channel a calm, inspirational space where you can approach the basics of drawing, watercolor painting, journaling, and many other crafts,” she says. “There are so many benefits to everyday creativity, so I hope you’ll grab a paintbrush and join me. Because creativity is play, anyone can do it!”
And you don’t have to be a master of arts and crafts to play along. “I think we have so much to gain by investing in our lives in a creative and artistic way,” says Campbell. “So let’s make our own hand-lettered cards, knit our own hats and bake a gorgeous birthday cake for a loved one. I know we can do it.”