Saturday, March 23, 2019

Day 21 of 30 Days of Self Love: Get Crafty!


Hello Friends!

I hope you're having a nice start to the weekend. It's sunny today and mild, I can hear the drip drip drip of the snow melting on the roof! :) And...I can also hear the vroom vroom vroom of the loud weekenders racing up and down the road on their snowmobiles, sigh. THERE ARE TRAILS PEOPLE!!! 😬

Today's Self Love Challenge is to get crafty. Doing crafts with your hands automatically puts you in a mindful place because you are focusing solely on what you are doing. This is also called "diversional therapy" in the psych world. By focusing on creating something, you are taking your mind off painful and negative thoughts.

Improving your skills creates a feeling of pride and confidence as well. Creating something that brings you joy boosts your mood and your spirit! So why not do something creative today? I haven't touched my paints, pencils or pastels since early February, oh my, I can't believe it's been that long! I'm putting a stop to that today!! I have my easel, canvas (the last empty canvas I have!!!) and my paints all set up and I'm raring to go! I'll share my painting with you when I'm done!! :)

How can you get crafty today? :)

18 comments:

Susan Kane said...

Today I am baking cupcakes and a casserole for my daughter's family. they have colds. Nice feeling.

wisps of words said...

I'm just not crafty. :-)

But right now, I am "creating" our downstairs bedroom and bathroom. Deciding where all the necessary stuff and clothes go.

And it is a job of conjuring ideas in my head. And then, bringing them to fruition.

So I guess, I am creating. :-))))

Mama Pea said...

I was planning on spending the whole day today in my quilt room . . . but instead did a bit of searching on Etsy to find what seems like a wonderful site on which a gal sells felted wool which I've been needing to supplement the sparse supplies I bought when I started learning how to do wool applique. So although I wasn't actually crafting, I was working toward it. And the day's not over yet. I may make it into my quilt room yet!

Linda said...

I’m looking forward to seeing it! All my art supplies are at the ranch! I need to paint as soon as we get back down there!

Rain said...

That's really sweet of you Susan! :) I love being creative in the kitchen! And I'm sure your daughter's family will appreciate your kindness! :)

Rain said...

Hi Wisps of Words :) YES you are creating!!! :)

Rain said...

Hi Mama Pea :) Doing research for supplies to be crafty is being crafty! :) I hope you made it into your quilt room! By the way, I'm planning to try to felt my knitting project soon, I hope I can pull it off, I'll post about it and let you all know!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Linda :) Oh yes, you paint wonderfully! I hope you can get back to the ranch soon! :)

Pam said...

OH I need to create.....so badly but I am still trying to move things around, pick up and clean up, get rid of stuff....all to make room for these furbabes. Tomorrow I start work and I will have to lock them in the kitchen with water, pee pads and pillows to lay on. They will not be at all happy I am sure but this shall be life for now, Monday to Thursday. I have to lock them in there due to carpet in the house. Anyway, I have not been to moms in a couple of days and I left my paints and stuff there. I need to start painting Christmas ornaments and working on gifts from moms clothes for the family. I say I need to create, just wished that mind would grab that thought and run with it. So glad you are doing it though.

wyomingheart said...

Well I made it out to the barn with my hand grinder, and evened out the bottom of the sliding metal doors, which were is such tough shape. It was good to crawl around on the ground for a couple of hours, and the barn doors close really good now, and after attaching new handles, we were finally able to lock up the barn with our tractor tucked safely away. Not as creative as working on the loom, but needed to be done none the less...lol!

Fundy Blue said...

This is one area that I seriously neglect. The closest I've come is cooking which I can find diversional. I miss when I volunteered in the fossil lab, because focusing on prepping a fossil was amazing. Now I live too far away, and I must find something as engrossing.

Rain said...

Hi Pam :) It's hard to find creativity when you mind is filled with grief and sadness. I know that. For a few months, I had so much depression that creativity couldn't find its way in. But it'll come back for sure because you are SUCH a creative spirit!! :)

Rain said...

Hi Dino :) I think that's great that you fixed the barn doors! It is creative to do everything like that on your own! Tractor? I'm a little envious!!! :)

Rain said...

Hi Louise :) It's challenging to find something you really feel passionate about. I remember after I stopped working, people kept telling me to plunge into my hobbies...WHAT hobbies, I kept asking myself! I had NO hobbies. It took me years to figure things out. I tried so many different things and at one point I felt like I had no passion for anything! I even went online to look for lists of hobbies to see if anything sparked my interest. I started painting many years before, but it was more art therapy than anything else. My passion for painting really popped in 2013 when Alex downloaded all of the "Joy of Painting" programs for me. I just loved Bob Ross and I went out and got a canvas and oil paints...and that was all she wrote lol! :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Yes, create!!!

Rain said...

:)

Nicole said...

Being surrounded by little people makes you a crafter automatically ...
I like to do seasonal crafts with them that include lots of materials that we find on our walks.
Right now we are looking for chicken feathers for our easter crafts.

Rain said...

Oh how fun to look for chicken feathers! That's a great idea for crafts Nicole! :) (Btw, is this you Nik?)