CREATE, Nourishment for the Mind

There will be a time when neither food or drink, nor reading, exercise or meditation, not chatter or a cocktail will satisfy or fill the gap; the space of time when moments of uncertainty befall us and we wonder o, what do now.

In my childhood my dad was fixing, tinkering or constructing while my mother was canning, sewing, had ongoing ceramic projects or making straw hats.  I watched and learned that no matter what the daily routine entails finding time for a creative outlet always proved be not only calming physically, mentally and emotionally though recently found, being creative also helps to heal.  I unexpectedly discovered how healing as I grieved and mourned the death of my mother.  I turned from keeping a written grief journal to journaling with paint.  Combining the two is where I put closure on my grief and how Tending To My Wounds, Coping with Grief One Square at a Time came to be.

Whether the day brings stress, joy or a combination of the two being creative helps one unfold and reveal unknown talents. There are many aspects of creativity - to draw, build, design, knit, sing, play an instrument, garden - anything that peaks one’s interest.

Knitted Pillow by Debra S. Walling

Knitted Pillow by Debra S. Walling

Braided Rug from wool by Debra S. Walling

Braided Rug from wool by Debra S. Walling

Projects, how to, tips or tricks found along the way in varying creative endeavors, CREATE, Nourishment for the Mind is the place to possibly assist in one of your projects, inspire or motivate in getting started.

Life inspires me to create. To periodically tap into my creative self is rewarding, entertaining and if nothing else, inexpensive therapy.

What do you create?