Being Creative Makes You Happy

Everyone has their happy place, their church. Here in Tahoe, most folks find solace in the back country. For me, it’s our maker space, Truckee Roundhouse. When I’m there sewing or painting or even just sorting fabric, time outside stops. My anxiety, depression and chronic pain takes a back seat. It’s magical.

From Healing Power of Art website: “There is an increasing amount of scientific evidence that proves art enhances brain function. It has an impact on brain wave patterns and emotions, the nervous system, and can actually raise serotonin levels. Art can change a person’s outlook and the way they experience the world”.  Read full article

Like many people, my mental health is taking a beating during this global pandemic. My Body Talk therapist prescribed daily creative activities, to keep me healthy during these trying times. I brought my sewing machine home, along with some projects to keep me busy. I’m also working on take-home kits for my students, my After-School Maker Lab kids have already completed their first home project with corks. I’m putting together Sock Monkey kits for my students next week.

There are plenty of creative projects you can do at home. You may even have unfinished projects around. For inspiration, just search DIY Projects on the Google or the YouTube. Share your projects on your social media to inspire others. Creativity is contagious!

If you are trapped… I mean happy to be home, with your kids, here are some projects for kids: Maker Camp

Be safe. Make stuff. Enjoy this opportunity to create!

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