Friday, March 13, 2009

Create Because I Must!


Have you noticed this? No matter how hard times may be, if you go into a craft store, you will see it busy. At least where I am at, it has been.


I think that is because one can almost always find something they can make that is affordable, even in the leanest of times. If nothing else, one could go out in the yard, find some rocks, and paint the Mona Lisa on them, build a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge out of toothpicks, or crochet some toilet paper if things get really bad...no kidding! ( I found a lady on Etsy who actually does this...of course I am sure it is meant as a joke!)

There is something about crafting or art that is akin to therapy..it gives you something to do to take your mind off the fact that your mother in law lives next door, that you have a boss who makes Attila the Hun seem like a pansy, that those bags under your eyes are more like satchels, or the fact that your back goes out more than you do!


I love making messes snipping and sewing and creating...Rarely do I get in a grump when I am in my element - making what I feel is my niche or at least one of my niches! I sort of like the peacefulness of sitting alone in a room, by our big picture window, watch the sun set over the bare cornfields, spying on the next door neighbors, or watching an Andrea Bocelli concert on my portable dvd player. I think that is why so many people make things...it takes their mind off of things and they get the fun of seeing what evolves when they use the creative side of their mind.


I love seeing what others make, and I most likely will always be doing something in the field of art or crafting. It's either that or eat a cartload of chocolate...and since that would only make me have to exercise more, I prefer doing artistic things!

11 comments:

Lynne Countenance Jewelry / BeadyIze said...

LOVE the crocheted toilet paper roll!

Becky said...

Lol, at the toilet paper roll.I cant believe my eyes.ah!I think crafting is a great stress reliever even though I dont do it often like you.I have done afghans and I have done sketching though.Its a great hobby to have.Enjoy the weekend!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

You're exactly right! Doesn't time just fly when you're creating? There is nothing more relaxing.
~Michele
P.S. The "toilet paper" certainly caught my eye! The perfect gift for those who have everything--or a housewarming gift! ; )

Jen said...

Love your blog! Love the "toilet paper"!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Chris said...

OMG I almost pee'd my pants when I saw your toilet roll... gotta wipe my eyes now from laughing. That has got to be the next 'must have' item for our bathrooms.
Your sense of humour rocks me and I just love your blog... thanks once again for making my day hun :D
hugs
Chris xx

Marg Hamilton said...

I laughed to myself so hard!
I wonder what guests would do if you actually had that on a toilet roll????Laugh and laugh some more!

Uneekdolldesigns said...

Not sure what they would do, but I have thought I could put it out when my inlaws come over...ha!

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness! Crocheted toilet paper!! I've seen it all now. I love it!!!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Funny! Yep, lots of fun to make a mess!

Kristen Hermanny said...

That TP is hilarious.
My mom has a decorative bowl on the back of her toilet, and everytime I am at her house I put a quarter in it!

hmmlife said...

wow.. creative