Sounds a little redundant, doesn’t it? Of course there’s insanity at the Madhouse. It’s the Madhouse!!!
This is a different kind of insanity, though. In an attempt to get me out of my Madhouse bubble and stretch outside my comfort zone (which is very teeny, tiny), I have starting crafting. I know, it’s almost cliche, but it’s definitely proved helpful.
Allowing myself to be creative and allowing myself to try something new and make mistakes has proven very beneficial to my mental health. The state of my living room, welllllll, that’s a different story. There’s glitter, glue and felt EVERYWHERE!! Even the dog has glitter on him (I think he looks pretty).
My dear friend, Ruthie and I rented a table at a local craft show (this is outside my comfort zone on so many levels you need a parachute to get back down to ground level). We named our little endeavour, Perky & Quirky, and laid our wares out for sale.
We are both book fiends so we focused some of our creative energies on upcycled book art. Ruthie has done some original artwork and photography, enlarged and framed. I displayed Christmas ornaments. Ruthie also had one-of-a-kind book purses for sale. And we made some fabulous bath products.
The sale wasn’t as successful financially has we had hoped but we both had lots of fun putting the stuff together. We spend 2 full days listening to (and singing with) some great music from the ’50s on up while we mixed, glued, glittered, brewed and modge-podged our brains out.
If you’re interested in checking out some of our stuff we’re on Facebook…
We’re also on Pinterest…