Be a part of the DIY culture of arts and crafts
â€˜Do It Yourself’, these words surely must be ringing some bells in your mind. A popular hashtag of the social media websites, DIY somehow translates into the Arts and Crafts Movement of our century. The Arts and Crafts Movement of the 1800s defied the factory production which was mediocre, both in taste and in quality. Today DIY is more about the unique creative expression, self reliance, building sustainability and a sense of self achievement.
With the arrival of the Internet, sharing ideas and causes of creative nature gradually became simpler, and then the age of social media struck, building a community of like minded people all over the world. Anyone could build a blog and in a matter of months, gain thousands of followers and an impressive revenue. But more than making a career out of DIY, it is more important to recognize why DIY! Here are a few reasons explaining why you should be a part of the DIY Culture!
It is important to consistently seek and chase creative ambitions, as they are intimately related to our happiness. DIY will give you an opportunity to discover and develop a unique talent. As you keep learning new techniques, you can realize where your true passion lies.
Once you adapt yourself into the mold of DIY, you will tend to choose your products and brands with absolute precision. It’s but natural that you will want to be on the â€˜greener’ side of whatever creative endeavors you pursue. You will automatically switch to the agenda of â€˜reuse and recycle.’ That’s the power of making something, you want it to be a part of a better tomorrow, and not something that adds to the clutter.
A sense of accomplishment
How many times do you buy a product, and remember it because it has a special story related to it? When you â€˜do it yourself’ you have a certain emotional value and euphoria attached to it. It has a story and motive behind its existence. You don’t take on projects in DIY just for the heck of it. Your idea can be deliberate or accidental, but never random, and that’s its subtle beauty. As you progress towards completing a creative project, it will leave you feeling accomplished and fulfilled.
You will develop an ability to discern between what’s valuable and what just comes with an expensive price tag. You will not only save time and money but will also make a creative resource out of yourself. Although it cannot be guaranteed that if you will be able to control your splurging habit on arts and crafts supplies. It’s true once you’re hooked, there is no going back.
Building trust in yourself
Self doubt is often the primary reason because of which you constantly keep limiting yourself. DIY requires a lot of patience and the eagerness to â€˜try again.’ This resilient attitude will not only help you succeed in your personal projects but will also make you a person who’s afraid of uncertainty, but will try anyway because the curiosity within always wins.