With this is mind I have made myself more open to distracting activities over the last two weeks since my last post - exploring two wonderful projects. Both would be great shared with kids - but this time one was shared only with a friend. Getting out with my friends sans kids is a relative luxury these days, but I ran away last saturday and didn't come back until after dark!
My friend, Shimmer Brite and I went to one of those 'paint-your-own-pot' places.
AND IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!
|Shimmer Brite's mug|
Not just that I was away from my kids giggling and generally being silly with a buddy - but the creative process was such a wonderful relief for my overworked stressy brain. I became so absorbed in the activity that I wasn't thinking about anything else in my life. Although I have to admit putting paint to ceramic sent my perfectionist streak into apocalyptic melt down!
So we went for alcohol after...problem solved :-)
|Just the thing to cure my raging anxiety...|
I have promised the kids I will take them there in the holidays - cue another kind of stress...
The other creative activity I wanted to explore this week was hama beads. This kind of ticks every box for me in the creativity field - no particular skills or talent required, can finish a project in one sitting, and can get absorbed in the activity so as to be a distraction from daily stress. In addition it makes fun colourful little do-dads.
|Tweenie snagged this for her room the second she saw it!|
I'm currently working on a series of little birdies to hang from a ribbon by my kitchen window
|based on a design I found on pinterest|
Thanks for reading