Craft Therapy

 

There’s talk therapy—and there’s craft therapy. At this point in life, I’m not sure which one is actually more expensive (having spent probably a few thousand bucks on both). I do know, however, that crafts make me happy. Working with my hands, my heart, and my head all at the same time is what makes me feel real. I think a lot of other people feel the same way. We sew, glue, crochet, knit, bake, photograph, forge, spin, cut, hammer, plant, snip, paint, and hundreds of other glorious verbs. Crafting is creating—starting with an idea and making it appear as a tangible thing that others can see, touch, hear, smell, and taste.

I’m starting this blog and website to share with you my crafts: the processes, the ingredients, the final products, and even some personal insights that sometimes whisper in my ear as I’m working. Some of the projects will be things you may want to make. DIY, with my blessing. Please join me and invite others who share our love for all things crafty.

Tanya Anderson

P.S. Check back regularly—I’m known for doing spur-of-the-moment giveaways!

2 thoughts on “Craft Therapy

  1. I thought of you as worked on my last blog post, found at http://www.arisgarden.com/blog . There actually IS scientific evidence that crafting and other hands-on activities can help relieve the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Dr. Kelly Lambert is the doctor behind the research. Fascinating stuff–thought you might be interested!

    1. Thanks for sharing this. It’s a great article! I know from experience that this is one of the most effective ways I can battle my recurring depression.

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