In honor of National Craft Month, Michaels recently invited me to join them in supporting the Cre8time initiative started by the Craft and Hobby Association to encourage everyone to reclaim creativity in their lives. The mission Michaels gave me was simple: carve out one hour a day for 8 days to do something creative. The moment I heard about about the idea, I was totally on board!
It’s no secret that I am a staunch advocate of the benefits of a creative lifestyle, and I credit crafting and creativity with helping me manage stress, find satisfaction in creating something beautiful, and generally have a great time in the process.
Crafting gives me something that is just for me, something that won’t be undone the moment I finish, unlike laundry or dishes or house cleaning. It’s a therapeutic, relaxing way for me to escape the daily grind….