I am an artisan and craftsperson who has tried most every art or craft you can think of and need that creative outlet to keep from going insane. My favorites include embroidery, beading, knitting, genealogy and ...I think they are all my favorites. I love thrift shops and how secondhand items have so many stories to tell.
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe beautiful" ~~William Morris
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.