Thursday, February 26, 2009

Have a Play Day!

You're never too old to have a Play Day or Play Date. It isn't something just for babies or toddlers.

Dogs have play days, so why shouldn't you?

You're never too old to play. Scientists say play is a vital part of childhood. It unleashes the imagination. It encourages creativity. It lets a child work out their fears or worries.

The same is true for teens and adults. Let yourself have fun. Do something that lets your creativity loose. Draw. Color. Dress a doll. Play with miniatures. (Pictured is the witch's greenhouse I'm working on. More pix, see my blog.) Make a card. Do rubber stamping or make a scrapbook page. Try a new hobby.

Enjoy yourself! You'll feel better. You'll have a better, more balanced view of life. You'll smile. And we all can use more of those, can't we?

** I collect miniatures. And Sam, with her bff Lita, are hunting for a lost miniature painting in Searching For A Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery. Many of the miniatures described are in my collection. I'll be sharing some of those photos soon.


Mary Cunningham said...

We all need some fun in our lives!! Great post!

Pam Ripling said...

I can't agree more. If you are creative--and aren't all writers?--you need alternative creative activities to stimulate your mind. This works well for perceived "writer's block" too, giving your brain a much-needed vacation into something different.

I love miniatures, too. We have a museum here in Los Angeles called, imagine this, the Museum of Miniatures. It's a wonderful diversion.