Friday, January 28, 2011

What's your craft?

Everyone has a talent. Some just have not found it yet. There are so many things one can do , the sky is the limit. Do you have a craft or skill? Many places offer inexpensive classes.There are books on to be had for just a few dollars. Some of these "hobbies" are inexpensive, and yes, some are VERY expensive. I can't even begin to imagine how much money I have tied up in quilting supplies.

When you find your talent, embrace it. It may be a musical talent, a creative talent such as writing, painting, pottery or sculpting. I have friends and family that make leather goods, quilts, can draw, play musical instruments, write (and have published books), and scrapbook. There is something out there for everyone and every budget. Once you find your new passion, you can spend for the best tools of your trade.

You can even take free classes at Home Depot and build birdhouses or reasonably priced craft classes at craft stores. Quilt stores ALWAYS have classes. Many towns have community colleges that have these creative types of classes, from cooking to kung fu.

Your homework for this weekend Grasshopper, is to find something creative, something you do with your hands. At least investigate it. If you already know what it is , try it. When you haven't done it in a long time, do it again! Having this love of working with your hands, gives you a working meditation. When you encounter challenges, you can adapt that type of thinking to life. When you create something beautiful it makes you feel better. When you create anything, even if it is not perfect, you have taken a first step.

This creative passion is a place to go when things are not going well. It is a place to take your mind off of things, and to concentrate on the positive. It is a place to show yourself that you can "do it", you can accomplish, you can achieve and improve. Sometimes it even brings beauty or pleasure to the world.

I have managed to do all kinds of things in life that were my passions. I took dance and musical comedy lessons for 20 years, then taught, took piano and guitar lessons, learned to quilt, and play the Native American flute. They are all things that I treasure and always will.

Can you find a new passion this weekend????

Peshaui Wequashimese

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