So this blog post has been marinating in my draft folder for a while as it is a really tough question to give a simple answer.
Breaking it down simply is that I love to make things from practically nothing. I love the process of planning the project, considering my options and deciding ultimately on how to produce my intended vision. Last, but not least, I love showing off my finished objects to a suitably admiring audience. It feels good!
That being said, there are many other benefits of crafting that I look for. The largest reason of all is that it helps me with dealing with my chronic pain. This is not something that I have mentioned here before, but it is an important part of my story. If I am concentrating on what I am doing, I am not focusing on how much my back or shoulder is hurting.
Add to that, I am a bit of a TV binge watcher and if I can produce something tangible while “wasting” my time watching TV, its not really time wasted, right?
This also extends to time spent waiting in line, in a waiting room, in the car (if I am not driving of course!). There are many minutes in the day that you spend waiting, might as well have a project on the go in my purse to work on if I have to be waiting anyway!
Lastly, there is something to be said about producing a one of a kind unique object that quite often I gift to a much loved family member or friend.
Why do you craft?