Arts and crafts

When I am feeling all of the tension and stress from my week start to get to me, I feel like I have to unwind. I feel that I have to do something to let go of all of the thoughts I carry with me throughout the day. That is when I look through my art supplies, so I can use my energy in a productive way. I love art; it is my passion. I do everything from crocheting to painting and sculpting. It is such a release of tension and stress. Doing art is my way of expressing myself. When I create things I am able to have time alone. Another great thing is that people have different opinions about what is beautiful; by creating something myself, I can let some one else see how I perceive everyday life. Expressing oneself is important. I couldn’t imagine going through my life being unable to let people know how I am feeling. I want people to see what I envision because it is beautiful to me. I might be able to make someone see something they wouldn’t have seen before. I can direct the viewer through my piece, making them see exactly what I was them to see, without even being there. When I look at someone else’s art they can make me pay attention to something I wouldn’t have seen before. The act of doing art opens up my mind. It lets me think about everyday things that I would normally push aside. In today’s world where everything is so fast paced that it is hard to slow down enough to see the simpler part of life. Creating something takes a lot of thought. Crocheting requires a lot of math. I have two Afghans I made by hand. There was a lot of math involved! It was fun and in the winter it is useful too! Now that everything is done on computers, people don’t feel like they need to take the time to do anything by hand. There are machines that do everything from making pictures to making blankets. Everyone has a different opinion of beautiful, just as everyone sees different things. I had a teacher once who told me that life is like an eggplant, everyone sees something different when they look at it. The lesson there was that everyone’s perception is different. I suppose it is just like a voice, every one needs to be heard. This is my way of letting people ” hear” me. This is probably one of the best reasons I would recommend arts and crafts as a fantastic hobby. It not only expands my mind, but it does the same for others as well. When I am doing art, I get time to myself. For some reason people don’t like to bother me when I am in that state of mind. I am relaxed and everything around me is tranquil. Serenity finds me and I just can’t help myself. I get time to think about everything that has happened, sort it out, and come to conclusions that please everyone. It’s like I give my mind time to file everything in their appropriate files in a filing cabinet. Art is a time consuming hobby. Since my life is so busy it is probably the only alone time I have to process my thoughts. When I show people projects from my portfolio, they always say that they are so pretty, but they never believe they can do the same. I believe that anyone can do it. It is also good way to show one’s personality. I recommend it as a hobby because it allows one to express oneself, it sets aside some thinking time, and it gives people a chance to look at what I see what others see. Art is about enjoying __expression. It is a beneficial way to spend time relaxing and having fun. In fact, I would recommend arts and crafts to anyone who would like to relax, have fun, and make something beautiful.