crafting is therapy

“Remember, a house becomes a home when you can write ” I love you ” on the furniture..”  Anonymous

Emily’s Bites of Fun:

  • Neuroscientist Kelly Lambert, in her book “Lifting Depression” explains, “No matter how enriching or pleasurable we find surfing the Web, emailing, listening to our iPods, reading a novel, or watching American Idol, our brains still crave the feelings associated with survival-based outcomes that are so important. We’re programmed to experience satisfaction and a sense of well-being after we exert meaningful effort and use our hands…” Or, in other words, we were born with opposable thumbs for a reason, and it’s not so that we can text faster! She goes on to explain that, in modern society, we rarely engage the brain areas that control creativity using the hands and that can lead to malaise and even mild to medium depression.  Perhaps we’ve reached a point in modern society where, for most us, making things by hand is – from a practical standpoint – almost entirely unnecessary, and yet it’s also simultaneously critical for our physical and emotional health. (Taken from Scrapbook.com)

A Note From Emily: 

The weather is delightful!  It is so nice to take the kids for a walk and it’s not to hot outside.  I always look forward to this moderate time of year.  Here in Washington the smoke is now gone and once in a while it will smell like smoke but it’s all good.  We are pretty lucky on this side of everything, we don’t have a lot to be concerned about except fires mostly in the Eastern part of where we live and earthquakes which don’t happen too often.  My heart goes out to all of those affected by the last few week’s devastating weather and catastrophes that have been going on. I can only imagine the hearts that are broken today because of it.  Keep your thoughts and prayers with those who have been affected.  Thank you.

Classes: 

  • Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Some of the classes offered below (all “Evening Out” classes) qualify for a loyalty program. You take 4 classes at full price ($30), get the 5th class half-off, or for $15.

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

  • Autumn Animals Greeting Cards Sept. 19, 2017 6-8:30pm at Vintage Vino and Espresso (next to the Maple Valley WA Fred Meyer). Come learn how to create your own set of 3 papercrafted greeting cards incorporating autumn animals, such as spiders, Cost is $30 which covers all supplies including a medium-size hot/cold drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program. At the bottom of the page: Reserve your seat here.
  • Autumn Leaves Paper Wreath Sept. 20, 2017 6-8:30pm at Vintage Vino and Espresso (next to the Maple Valley WA Fred Meyer). Come learn how to fold paper to create a unique and beautiful paper wreath perfect for an indoor door. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies including a medium-size hot/cold drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program. At the bottom of the page:  Reserve your seat here.

I have my other classes listed for October (Lots of October classes!) through December on my page under “about” and “classes.” Check the schedule out HERE.

Happy Crafting,
~Emily

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