Why Everybody Should DIY at Some Point in Their Lives
Photo by the author at Voyager Craft Coffee in San Jose
The feeling of finishing a home decor project or building a piece of furniture is like none other. You feel accomplishment and pride, and it becomes an integral part of your home by making it truly YOUR home.
Arts and crafts were deep rooted in my growing up and I see its significance daily. Even in professional settings, I can talk about my art or give a piece of input for something creative and it really seems to catch positive attention and praise. Most people put aside arts and crafts because they have it set in their minds that they aren’t “creative people” or that they “suck at art.” I think that those statements are total lies. Everyone has a left side of their brain and although some let it shine stronger, each individual has the ability to create.
I was very young when I showed a passion for art and DIY and my parents supported it by purchasing art supplies for me to make jewelry and paintings. About a decade later and it is still a huge part of my life and is the hobby that allows me to escape all responsibilities. If you are reading this and feel like you have never been good at art or anything creative. Know that you are wrong. Give it a shot and pick the most simple of DIY projects like painting a mug or arranging flowers and it’ll truly bring a special detail to your home. Try all sorts of art mediums because I promise you that there is something of the creative sort that is just waiting to be made by you. On the other hand, to all you readers who already love to create, keep at it and keep DIY-ing!
It is so useful to know how to create something from nothing and to use that left side of your brain. Whether it’s at work or at school, being able to think outside the box can take you many steps further and set you apart. Get off your computer or phone now and pick up a hammer or a paintbrush and create something made by you!