Sunday, November 7, 2010

Creative Therapy

Whew! I am back! It has been a while. The outpouring of support for me while I took a break to help my mother (after being diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon and Liver cancer) was humbling. I didn't know there were that many of you that visited my blog! I have been very touched!

So, my mother is taking chemotherapy treatments and will continue for the rest of her life. The hope is to slow the cancer enough to give us more time. While I haven't really gotten "settled", I have realized that creating is my most important therapy! I started paper crafting in 2005 when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis as a physical therapy for my hands, etc. I was amazed at the mental relaxation that comes from creating too! Of course, I will fuss and fight with things that don't go my way too, but in general, the rest of the world slips away. That is if I keep the door locked.

Fast forward to 3 weeks ago… I was getting a routine going with my mom and my family responsibilities, as well as my physical limitations. It's not that I "have the time", but I decided I needed to "make the time"! Once I made myself go and create for a while one day, I felt so much better!

Allowing yourself time to create, no matter the result, will release you from the other stresses in your life. Even if just for a short while. I do hope you all will continue visiting my site and watching my videos on YouTube! I have TONS to show you!

I will leave you with this piece of wall art, acrylic on canvas, with a very powerful quote. Click on the image for a larger version.

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Thanks again! To place an order, email me at creativepzazz at gmail dot com!



  1. Leslie, You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers. How wonderful that you were able to be with her to help her out! Keep the creativity coming as we all enjoy it! TFS!

  2. Yay! I missed you! I thought of you often and hoped you were doing ok. I am glad to hear you are using crafting as a way top deal with stress. I do that All the time! I am so happy you are back!


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