Here in Ohio, the coronavirus has caused a multitude of event cancellations, and the list seems to grow by the hour. I’m not going to get on a political soapbox about the response to the virus, other than to suggest that if you suddenly have some spare time due to event, school or work closure, take the opportunity to learn something new.
Turn off the TV, turn off the news, get off the internet for a little while, (after you finish reading this post, of course!) get out your needle and thread, or pencil and sketchbook, or any tools or supplies that you’ve had sitting and make something! If you’re like me, you might have a stack or two of craft books that are begging to be read. Pick out a book, open it and start a project from one of those books. Think about the creative skills that you have mastered, and take some time to teach it to someone else. Making something or expressing yourself creatively is a great escape from the troubles of the world. With, that I am off to escape from my laptop and get lost in some stitching.