Diamond Painting

Quite a few months back, I was ordering a few items from Wish.com and came across this craft called 5D Diamond painting. So as I like crafts, I decided to give this interesting craft a try. Well, that was the start of a new craft for me.

I am doing diamond paintings just about every day.

So what is diamond painting?

Have you ever did a colour by number? Or paint by number? Right, so diamond painting is just like that only you stick little (minute) gems on the corresponding coloured block.

Every painting comes with a key and the picture is a graph with all little symbols and colours over it. One needs to select the colour gem that you would like to start with and with the help of the key, stick all the gems on the designated blocks on the picture.

It is a very easy and relaxing craft to start. And I can promise that once you start, you will not stop.

It is a craft that is new on the market and only some countries sell them. I am hoping that this will change as it becomes more popular, but for now you can order it online.

I have completed a few already and I am about to start my next one tonight.

 

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Origami Benefits

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I am on my 3rd hobby and it’s benefits…

Origami!

What is Origami? Well, it is a creative paper folding craft that allows a person to make all sorts of shapes, figures, animals and more just out of paper.

  1. Promotes relaxation and this helps those who suffer from depression and anxiety.
  2. Origami is fun and creative.
  3. Origami has been known to benefit those who have had hand surgery or injury. The movements needed to fold the paper are the right type of exercises needed to strengthen the hand muscles.
  4. Origami boosts low self esteem and it is beneficial for those who suffer from ADHD and autism.

So why not give origami a try? You can make wonderful models from simple pieces of paper.

The Benefits of Pottery

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Today is all about the benefits of pottery for our wellbeing.

  1. Pottery is creative: There are physical and mental benefits to pottery. Pottery allows you to express yourself by what you create with the clay. And as an added bonus, you end up making something for yourself and this gives you a sense of self achievement.
  2. Pottery provides outlets: Pottery has been known to provide a person with outlets for grief and spontaneity. It allows you to find self-identification and self-expression. It also boosts self-esteem and confidence.
  3. Reduce stress: Pottery keeps the hands busy and the sense of touch is important. The need for focus is high and this keeps the mind busy so that outside distractions are ignored and this in turn reduces stress, and anxiety.
  4. Pottery and focus: pottery improves your focus. The important need to be focused on your creation, helps the brain to keep focused on one thing and this helps the mind to relax and expand aiding in future ability to focus on one activity at a time.
  5. Pottery and pain: Pottery helps to reduce stress which is usually cause for pain.
  6. Arm to finger exercise: The movement needed to create with clay strengthens the arms, wrists and hands. It is usually a gentle, fluid and calm movement and the movement has been known to benefit those suffering with arthritis in the hands.
  7. Improve life quality: Just like all hobbies and crafts, pottery is important in boosting self-esteem, self-exploration and self-worth.