You know the feeling right. You try to do a simple craft everyone can do and you find a million ways to screw it up? Yea that’s me with this project here. Been working on it for months… all summer. It’s my SmileDirectClub aligners/retainer. I wanted to bedazzle it since I noticed a lot of people do and I thought, “how hard can it be?”
So first I found out acrylic sealer has acetone in it… you know nail polish remover. So some of my pearl rhinestones melted. I had to replace them endlessly. Then I found the sealer even managed to melt the plastic itself? So I’ve tried decorative tape for hula hoops to cover it. Then I keep making stupid mistakes and have to redo the tape. I spilled a whole bottle of rubbing alcohol in my bed at one point!
And then there’s the back joint. I wanted to put tape on it without impeding the function. But it kept bunching up and ripping itself off. I finally got it right! Took different types of glued on top and under the tape and use mail clipped to pin it down and also sealer. But I did it! Mwahahaha!!!
I’m also working to bedazzle the inside but I’ve been stuck in taping for so dang long! …but at the end of the day I’m proud of myself. I failed a million times but kept trying and eventually I always succeed. When the rubbing alcohol spilled in my bed I didn’t scream or freak out. I calmly pick up the bottle and grabbed towels. I’m actually proud of life skills I’ve gained from this simple (well in theory haha) craft!
Last night my husband got to perform his first show of Into the Woods after missing the entire opening weekend due to Covid. He's been a musical theater performer for most of his life and had taken a hiatus from performing for about 20 years. He decided to dip his big toe back into performing right before Covid shut down theaters. Now that theater is coming back, I'm enjoying watching him thrive as he get's his stage wings back.
I've always loved musicals ever since I was a little girl. Watching them over and over again was a great escape from my own traumatic reality. My favorites growing up were The Music Man, Oklahoma!, Annie, My Fair Lady and Peter Pan. Now as an adult I'm a big Hamilton fan and I loved Come From Away.
Do you like musicals? If so, which is your favorite musical and why?
I'm on day 5 of isolation with Covid. I'm going a tiny bit stir crazy. I've done a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, read, colored, watched TV/movies, written, played games on my phone, amped up my French studies on Duolingo, texted and phoned with friends/husband/therapist and of course, posted on the Mighty!!! So, I'm asking you, my community, what other things do you enjoy doing as a hobby? Share your favorites below!
As you can probably guess from my photo I love reading. My favorite author is Agatha Christie. I don't tend to buy many books now as I haven't much space and am in a low income household. But I do enjoy my library.
I'm not sure if you could call it a hobby but I spend most my time with my dog, Slurpee. She's a big reason I can still get out of bed in the morning.
I also enjoy colouring while listening to nature sounds or Lofi music. I'm super into Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley. I often do guided meditations and story/ visualisations by The Honest Guys on YouTube. I have just started gardening and really enjoying that, being in nature is so therapeutic!
So what do you love to do? 🙂
Is there something new you want to try?
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So haven’t been on here for a long time but found it really helpful last time. Currently doing dbt and struggling to use my skills I have learnt already. Gave in to self harm a few times the last couple of weeks. My partner and kids have been unwell and still are so I have had no time to myself and everything is getting on top of me. Trying to be positive today but I really just want to give up. Put some washing on, went to see my mum who is also poorly, made a pasta sauce and got my drawing pad out. Couldn’t think what to draw so decided on a robin, my favourite bird. Yet to see one in my garden they always give me a sence of peace when I do and I feel like I’m getting a sign from a loved one who is no longer here. I really need hobbies or art ideas they would be much appreciated. My life is ruled by being a mum and I have no sence of who I am. I literally just spend each day just struggling to get through to the next one. I really neee a purpose.
Week of 11/15/21-11/21/21
Here's a snapshot of this week's virtual events!
You can head to events.themighty.com to see the latest additions, sign up, and learn more about what you can expect at each event type!
This is the front of my sister's 49th birthday card. She loves sea turtles.
It is drawn in ink with Sakura Micron Pigma Pens, and the color is Dick Blick Studio Colored Pencils.
I'm still deciding if I'm going to draw baby turtles in ink up the side of the inside with my personal note to her.