It's Wednesday once again and once again I am joining in with with Jamie riddler at http://jamieridlerstudios.ca where she asks; "What do you wish to learn?"
This is an both easy and a difficult question to answer. My broad answer is any and all creative thing I can learn. I want to learn more about holistic health, aromatherapy, herbs, bath and body products, as well as more crafting creative ideas. I currently am looking to learn about batik dying so that I can dye my own fabric to use in my sewing projects. I want to learn to dye my own yarn. I want to learn more about art and crafting as a therapeutic tool (for my professional career), I want to learn more about all the creative things that I already know and do. I could go on and on. The reason that this question is difficult to answer is that there are so many specific things that I want to learn. I guess, on some level, the most important thing for me to learn will be how to use art and crafting as a creative tool so that I can use it in my professional career.
As an aside, I am officially the chapter leader for Massachusetts for "Enchanted Makeovers". I am the go to person for MA for people who want to donate dolls, pillowcases, and/or capes for children who are living in shelters. This is my first way of introducing creativity and community involvement into my life. Hopefully in time, I will be able to do more of this and branch out on my own with community involvement and crafting. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be posting more about Enchanted Makeovers and what I will be doing in the state of Massachusetts!
I recently went to an art therapy conference and it definitely made me want to do more with the arts and crafts with my social work practice!