With the winter in full swing and Christmas literally days away, lots of people are now starting to think about the New Year and how they can make a fresh start. After the Covid Pandemic hit and most families had to survive over two years of Lockdowns and isolations there is a definite feeling of change, not going back to how things were before the deadly virus but embracing “The New Normal”. Maybe doing something you have always wanted to do but have never got around to it. Doing something to embrace your artistic side is a good place to start. It is well documented by Doctors and Therapists that doing anything arty can not only improve your mental well being but improve your physical one too. Think out of the box and draw on the inner artist in you, paint a picture of a countryside scene so that you are out in the fresh air, or create a household family centre piece for your front room? Get really brave and design a living sculpture for your garden or some wonderful windchimes that could hang from the branches of a tree to create beautiful music for you and your family to enjoy outside?
The wind chimes could easily be crafted from Copper Pipe supplied by a professional company such as watkinspowis.co.uk/products/copper-pipe-fittings-and-press-systems/, then using some light chain and a centre piece to connect them all together you will have made a weather resistant, non-corrosive, lightweight garden ornament that will last for years. If you enjoy your time spent creating your sculpture, you could even think about turning your hobby into a money-making venture. Copper is a fairly reasonable material to use so your costs will be low, copper is also easy to work with as it is malleable and can be hammered into thin sheets before cutting into wires or other useful shapes.
By keeping your designs simple and easy to produce you could make several small sculptures and sell them for a profit to family and friends, or even at a craft fayre? Being creative can give you a real sense of well-being, it will help you to focus on positive things and give you an opportunity to embrace your inner artist.