I have often spoken about how creativity has helped me deal with fear. When I focus on a project it takes me out of my busy mind for that time and a shift in my focus happens. Whether I am making a beaded bracelet or spending time behind the lens of my camera. I get caught up in the moment and loose all track of time. I feel happy, calm, and inspired. I have found it to be essential to my emotional well being. Problem is I don't do it enough. Sometimes I have a hard time getting started especially when my mind is running around lost. But if I can get in the zone....who knows where it can take me.
This past Christmas I made my own cards for the first time. I used images from my photographs and handwrote my own sentiment. It was the most fun I have ever had sending out cards. Sharing my photography and being creative with it was great. I plan on doing it again! It inspired me to use my photos to make cards. And it led me to FINALLY open my first Etsy shop Cathy Marie Creations I have started out with my photo cards and eventually plan to share some of my beaded jewelry. It is exciting for me to put my creativity out there. I hope you enjoy it!
You can check out my shop here. You can also scroll down the right side of this blog and get a preview.
What is your favorite way to be creative? How does your creativity help you? Have you ever been on Etsy? Are you a fan of handmade?