When we started offering wearable art classes at Mannequin Madness, we noticed a positive change in energy and attitude of the participants at the end of the class. In fact when our class was being filmed for an episode of Localish, one of the cameramen commented to me about the palpable shift in the energy he could feel. He also observed how everyone left smiling and with a lightness in their mood.
If you are looking for creative ideas for your weekly artist date as suggested in the book, “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron is Airbnb Experiences is a good place to find interesting things to do. Airbnb Experiences are in-person or online activities hosted by inspiring local experts. They go beyond typical tours or classes by immersing guests in a Host’s unique world.
Have you heard of a goddess party? I had not and I live in the SF Bay Area which is ground zero for such events. But when a friend of mine on the east coast told me about the goddess themed bridal shower she was co-hosting for her niece that I discovered what a fabulous idea this is.
According this article in Psychology Today, making things with your hands is great for decreasing stress, relieving anxiety and improving mental health. In addition, research confirms that making things with your hands is a large part of finding your flow, and flow is highly correlated with happiness.