Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New Stress Buster; Being Creative


Life is a journey and anyway, everyone is going to arrive at the final destination. But the point is that do we really enjoy our journey or just get caught up in day to day activities, and live a mundane life. To love life means to do something new, experience the thrill and the joy of building something remarkable out of the ordinary. This naturally boosts our self esteem and self confidence. Now, there are a lot of health benefits associated with learning crafts or just being creative.


1.    Learning crafts help us gain positive emotional responses.

2.    It helps to get life satisfaction.

3.    We are wired to be life long learners and so learning crafts helps you to believe in yourself.

4.    It is a great feeling to create something remarkable out of nothing and in someway boosts our health quotient.

5.    Learning crafts take our minds off stressful situations and helps one to be near to a meditative state. It offers the many benefits of meditation.

6.    Hobbies do make you feel more balanced in life.


7.    Creativity reduces stress, depression and improves the quality of life.

You can even monetize your creative ideas. Interested? Then read the following post.


How to Add & Sell a Pattern on Craftsy

(This post contains affiliate links which means I will be compensated if you purchase after clicking these links.)
In addition to wonderful online courses and craft supplies, Craftsy
 also has an independent online pattern store
 that lets anyone upload and sell downloadable e-patterns with no fee!

How do you add a pattern to Craftsy
 and start your pattern store? It’s easy!

1. Make sure you have a Paypal account. All pattern transactions happen through Paypal, and Craftsy requires that you have a Student, Premier, or Business account in order to sell patterns.
2. Put your pattern in .pdf format. You can’t upload any patterns to the online pattern store
 unless they’re a .pdf file format, so if they’re currently saved as a Word doc, .jpg, or other file format, you must convert it to a .pdf before you upload it to Craftsy.
3. Include a photo. All patterns must have at least one photo to accompany them, but you can add up to five photos. Colorful, interesting photos tend to work the best for catching our members’ eyes!
4. Fill out the pattern description. We will ask you some basic questions around your pattern making it easier for Craftsy folk to find your pattern and know what your pattern is for. Make sure you have info about your pattern handy for this step.

For more information on how to sell a pattern through Craftsy
, or to get started, visit Craftsy
 today!


Take care,
Swarnam