Shayda Campbell teaches art and all things creative on YouTube. Working from her home in Prince Edward Island she makes art tutorials – two every week – with the hope of encouraging the artist in all of us. A worthy goal, if any.
“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 says. “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.”
Indeed, Campbell Youtube channel, as well as her Instagram page, will inspire you to surround yourself by lovely things. Those don’t have to be expensive, in fact you can make them yourself.
“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 writes on her website. “There are so many benefits to everyday creativity, so I hope you’ll grab a paint brush and join me. Because creativity is play, anyone can do it!”
Her channel is all about getting creative, no matter your skill level. “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.”
Go ahead, roll your sleeves and get those creative juices flowing!