How do you relax?

When I was in fifth grade, my teacher told the class she was going to teach us how to quill as part of our art curriculum.  I had no idea what quilling was, but I was a little nervous because I’m not artistic.  We soon learned that quilling involved rolling very thin strips of paper to make designs, and I soon learned that I loved it.  Although I didn’t continue quilling after the school year was over, I always remembered how much I enjoyed it.

A few years ago, I was going through a stressful time, and I searched for something that would help me relax.  When I came across an article that mentioned quilling, I thought about how much I had enjoyed it all those years ago.  I bought some supplies, but I was worried that I wouldn’t remember how to quill.  To my surprise, it all came right back to me.  I enjoy this craft so much, and I have enjoyed sharing the results with friends and family.

I still can’t draw or paint, but I found an art/craft I really enjoy. quilled buffalo

Fifth grade was a long time ago, but this lesson will stay with me forever.

How do you relax?  I’d love to hear about it!

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One Response to How do you relax?

  1. Ellen Frost says:

    i love this post! i too am not artsty but I do remember quilling as something that calmed my mind and kept me engaged. Thank god for Sister Ermina!

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