Here at Easy Whim, our mission is to bring more light to peoples’ lives by helping them see more beauty everyday through creations of their own. This month we’re talking about wellness, and who better to show the healing power of crafts than our customers?
We asked our community of crafters for their most special stories of diamond painting bringing them comfort, relief, relaxation and joy. We received SO many moving submissions, and today we’re going to share one of our favorites...
Joanna Clements wrote us,
“I have a son who is living with ADHD, which can be challenging. So when it got tough I would sit down late at night and pull out my DP to calm down and have some me time.
One day my son came up to me and asked what I was doing so I showed him. I pulled out a small DP and we sat together calmly and it was the best time we’ve had in a long time - just him and me. It was a bonding moment!
I had finally found something that we could do together. There was no talking, just quietly sitting and doing our DP. We would look up every now and then and smile at each other.
I would think how lucky I am to be able to share this with him.
So now when he is having a bad day or is anxious, he can do some diamond painting with me and he feels better.”
What we love about Joanna’s story is that it highlights 2 amazing ways diamond painting can bring more wellness into our lives...
Self-care is the process of taking action to preserve our physical and emotional health. Self-care is important for everyone, but especially for people who are responsible for the care of others - think parents, caretakers, and aides. When people rely on you, it is easy to become physically, emotionally, and mentally drained.
We love that Joanna used diamond painting as a way to get quality “me time” among life’s stresses and challenges! Crafts are an incredible way to relax, unwind, and recharge the spirit.
And when we’re recharged, we have more energy to care for the people who depend on us!
We were so glad to hear that Joanna’s son found a route to self-care through diamond painting, too. Being a kid is hard, and so is being a parent. Having a creative activity to “band aid” a bad day helps children cope with stress and reclaim a more positive mood...which means more peace for parents!
Coming Together Around Crafts
Joanna’s story is a beautiful example of how crafting together can create powerful bonding moments. Whether it be strengthening bonds with family and friends or creating new relationships around the shared love of crafts, diamond painting brings people together to experience the joy of art.
The best part is that you don’t need to go out and spend loads of money to enjoy quality time with your loved ones - diamond painting provides an affordable way to share special moments from the comfort of your own home.
Like Joanna said, sometimes the best bonding moments are spent quietly relaxing and creating together!
Whether you’re hoping to enjoy more “you time” or looking to find new ways to spend quality time with your loved ones, Easy Whim has everything you need to discover greater wellness through crafts, discover our full drill Diamond Painting Collection.