And it isn’t just me. Research is starting to show that being creative and crafty is actually good for us! Neuroscience is now proving that crafters are calmer, happier, less anxious, and more confident. If that weren’t enough. There’s even better news. It seems that people who craft socially, in a group, are even happier than those who craft alone!
It’s almost as if crafting is like doing yoga for our minds. When we’re really in the flow of the creative process, our concentration and focus are centered on the task at hand. We are training our brains to let go of thoughts and troubles, and be mindful of the moment.
10 ways stamping with friends improves mental wellness
from Why Crafting Is Great For Your Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains by Dr. Sarah McKay
- Mental challenge and problem solving
- Social connection
- Development of hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and fine motor dexterity
- Learning and teaching
- Focusing attention and thoughts on a task
- Encouraging active creativity
- Gives a sense of pride and achievement
- Teaches patience and perseverance
- Facilitates memory formation and retrieval
So the next time you think you don’t have time to come to a stamping class, or your spouse or significant other grumbles because you’re spending too much time stamping, remember, it’s so much more than paper and ink. It’s good for your health and well-being!
Base: Basic Black, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
Layer 2: Crumb Cake, 5 1/4″ x 4″
Additional pieces: Whisper White and Basic Black for Ovals
1. Stamp image in Crumb Cake onto Whisper White Layering Oval. Adhere to Basic Black Scalloped Layering Oval.
5. Add ovals to base with dimensionals.
6. For the finish touch, add a small Metallic Enamel Heart in the very corner.
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No experience necessary. Come make 4 cards to take home and share with family and friend. Everything is pre-cut and ready for you. I do all the work; you have all the fun! Supply fee of $15 or free with qualified purchase. Email me to RSVP by July 7.
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McKay, D. S. (2014, July 24). Why Crafting Is Great For Your Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains. Retrieved from https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-14252/why-crafting-is-great-for-your-brain-a-neuroscientist-explains.html