It’s called “craft porn”…

NHBPM Day 11: “Write about your favourite thing that is not health-related but likely improves your life.

No, really.  And as expensive, too.

Scrapbooking…mixed media…falls into the proverbial, “Cheaper than therapy…”.

I might have to disagree in that regard.

*shifty eyes*

It truly is my favourite non-health related thing.

It’s my meditation.

It’s my outlet.

It’s my way of shutting off the universe for a couple of hours.

I even go out of the city for scrapbooking “retreats” with my friends a couple of times per year.

I now even use it as part of my “Healing Through Art” outlet.

I love it so much that it might actually be a certifiable addiction, and I’m totally okay with that.

It’s taught me skills like patience…creative expression…creative accounting…

*shifty eyes*

Here…just….this:

 

I was absolutely bat-shit crazy and designed and crafted my handfasting invitations.

Oh, yes.

All of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C’mon…I made the reply cards as postcards!

 

 

There are also card sets…for that “OMG I totally forgot to pick up a card!” moment…

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then there are the layouts…..

 

 

 

 

(@CountessaLenora)

Canadian Queen of Steampunk

 

Twin #1: aka, Logan:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twin #2: aka, Ethan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My shoes.  I am SO not a shoe girl.

Except for these shoes.

They are Capizio Character dance shoes.

My grandmother was a dancer (mostly tap).

I bought these shoes to wear for both my Civil and handfasting weddings…in honour of her memory…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love art.  I love learning new techniques, but most importantly, I can creatively capture moments and memories of my life.

Feel free to check out some of my more personal projects at my Healing Through Art tab and click on the “Older posts” at the bottom of each post to look further into the projects through time…

What is YOUR favourite non-health related thing?

 

This post was written as part of Wego Health’s National Blog Post Month, 2012.

2 responses to “It’s called “craft porn”…

  1. I’m totally like this, but with paint. I have tons and tons of tubes of paint. Unfortunately I have no place to paint anymore, so they just sit there.

    I love when you just get into “the zone” and everything falls away and there’s nothing but you and whatever you’re creating. Sometimes I’ll paint and forget I’m in pain because it just absorbs you.

    • Is there ANY way to use them? A collapsible easel or a laptop kind of “workdesk”? I love “the zone”…it doesn’t matter what’s happening around me (stress, life goings-on)…it just…disappears. Total escapism. I figure if I’m going to hurt sitting, and I’m going to hurt crafting…crafting wins! I hope you’ll be able to modify your ability to paint…I know how therapeutic it can be!! xox

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