Mindful Thoughts for Makers explores how the making process can be used as a tool for meditation, and not just a means to an end. Part of the Mindful Thoughts series, this lovingly illustrated little book muses on all aspects of making, including: Motivation, Experimenting, Making mistakes, Monotony, Perfectionism, The making community, The environment and many more.
Making can be much more than a business or hobby, it can be a spiritually enriching activity, slowing us down and connecting our hands to our heart. Textile artist Ellie Beck reveals, through 25 focused reflections, why creating with our hands is uplifting, rewarding and soothing for the mind, body and soul.
This book offers meaningful insights to all makers from artists and bakers to tailors and woodworkers - the list is endless. If you like this, you might also be interested in Mindful Thoughts for Gardeners.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ellie Beck is a textile artist, creative maker and teacher, finding inspiration in and from nature. She expresses her creative voice through botanical dyeing, loom weaving, slow-stitching, crochet, photography, creative writing, and basket weaving, and has taught her eco-conscious skills to thousands of students. Ellie lives a slow, simple and mindful life in the rain-forest in Northern NSW, Australia, with her artist husband and three creative children