Sunday, October 5, 2008

Relax and Renew


What do I do to relax? I create. When I'm not creating new pieces of jewelry I'm creating something else. The creative process helps me focus on the present moment and when I focus on the here and now the specters of past worries and future plans find no space in my mind (at least for a little while).

Knitting is one of my favorite mediums of creation. Add a cup of tea, and I'm in heaven.

Kkhymn's Corner has a lovely, poetic post about living in the present moment. She writes beautifully and I really enjoy reading her blog - also very relaxing and renewing :)

7 comments:

S T E P P I E said...

I understand the whole idea of using out craft for relaxation. (:

Plaidfuzz said...

I was just doing some crocheting to unwind today! Tis the season I guess. :)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I'm just learning to knit - and I'm learning that it's a wonderful outlet when I need a break from beading!

agoodwitchtoo said...

"The creative process helps me focus on the present moment and when I focus on the here and now the specters of past worries and future plans find no space in my mind"... Exactly! I think you just expressed how most of us feel when we're creating :)

Susan said...

Love the picture, and the post. I find knitting a meditative thing. My hands are busy and my mind can wander and unwind.

Miss B said...

What a pretty photo! I think the repetitive nature of knitting makes it very meditative...I love seeing how everyone relaxes. Its so important to make time for that.

LazyTcrochet said...

I'm knitting and enjoying a cup of tea as well!