Have you noticed how many people are turning to long forgotten crafts these days? I see rug hooking, knitting, sewing, baking and other crafts making a sudden resurgence. My goodness, even macramé is coming back. By Spring time, I predict we’ll see a lot of tie-dye T-shirts. So what’s going on?
We’re filling our days with the things that soothe our daily lives, activities that bring us comfort and wash away distress. We are learning to take care of each other and ourselves and . . . making some really awesome stuff!
As the Holiday Season approaches, you have many options for the gifts you choose for your loved ones.
There are few things in life that are absolutely certain. But, we quirky humans are capable of great adaptations. We find solutions. We are logical and intuitive, strategic and ingenious, especially in times of greatest turmoil. We embrace surprises, cope with unexpected challenges, and learn to move on to the next phase of our lives. Change is constant, and it is also necessary for the survival and growth of a creative life.
To be sure, this year has given us an extra large dose of uncertainty, and if you’re like me, a fair amount of discomfort with not knowing what lies around the bend. Making plans to see friends, family, travelling, where and how to work . . . it has all become unpredictable. Some of us are better than others under these circumstances, but honestly, I’m sure we’re all at the point of ‘enough already’. We’re eager for the freedom we once had to plan our lives, but that may have to wait a while longer yet