I’ve come to appreciate the deep satisfaction that comes from the act of creation. In a world consumed by consumerism and the importance of material possessions, the process of making something with your own hands holds far greater value than simply acquiring things.

There’s a deep sense of fulfilment that accompanies the act of creation. The act of bringing SOMETHING into existence from nothing is incredibly rewarding. It’s a deeply personal experience that allows me to express myself authentically and connect with my innermost thoughts and emotions.

Beyond the intrinsic joy of creating, there’s also a sense of empowerment that comes from being able to make something with your own hands. I feel like we’re encouraged to consume rather than create, so reclaiming the power to craft and shape is both liberating and empowering. By engaging in the creative process, we’re able to explore our individuality, challenge the current state of things, and make our mark on the world in a meaningful way.

The act of making fosters a sense of mindfulness and presence that is lacking in our focus-poor, digital-centric lives. It forces you to BE IN THE NOW. When I’m fully immersed in the act of creation, I’m able to quiet the noise of the outside world and enter a place where time flies by. It’s a meditative experience that allows me to tap into my intuition, explore new ideas, and cultivate a deeper connection with myself and the world around me.

I’m not much of a shopper, venturing out only when necessary. However I know many people who reward themselves with purchases. While material possessions may provide temporary pleasure, they ultimately fail to satisfy a deeper longing for meaning and purpose.

Whether you see yourself as artistic or not, I encourage you to embrace the joy of creation and discover the satisfaction that comes from making something with your own hands. If you’ve never picked up a paintbrush, knitting needles or held a soft piece of clay etc… give it a go. Making is such a great stress buster. You might not create a masterpiece but the beauty is in the process and not the outcome! ✨