Miniature Gardens — Learn To Create And Earn
Terrariums — A World You Can Create And Get Lost Into
Each one of us has been gifted! Some can speak well & yet others can express themselves in writing; some can sing well, some can dance, some are great cooks, some are sculptors, some knitters and others painters and the list goes on… Everyone can learn from others. It is amazing how much we can learn from each other. I often recall how much I have learned from strangers, from acquaintances, from friends, and of course parents, siblings, and relatives. Often when I use that skill I recall that person who taught me. How nice to be remembered by others by sharing what we know, so they can benefit from that knowledge, perhaps they can make a living from it, or just using that skill brings them peace of mind, so they can live in that little world they create.
Life has changed quite drastically for a great majority of us ever since Covid entered our lives in 2019. It has impacted us in many ways. The one constant that everyone has experienced is lockdowns! Confining ourselves in homes or hotel rooms or any limited space can have a very negative impact on our health and mental well-being. Isolation leads to less human interaction leading to loneliness and depression. It is at these times more than ever that we look for ways of keeping ourselves engaged by reading, cooking, gardening, sewing, or any creative pursuits.
I have a wide range of interests and I tend to jump from one to the other — a sort of jack of all trades. I enjoy reading, writing, cooking, jewellery making, painting and most of all I am fascinated by plants! I can recall that as a child I would spend a lot of time in a small patch of soil that we had in the house that we were renting. My Mum would give me small quantities of coriander and fenugreek seeds telling me to lightly crush the coriander with my shoes so it is split in two. She would say that the coriander will sprout in 9 days if you water it regularly and the fenugreek in three days! What a joy it was to see the seeds sprouting and the beautiful green leaves dividing and growing! And the mint stems that Mum would give me bereft of leaves that she needed for cooking would grow into crawling mint runners. I would feel so proud when she would help herself to these herbs to add to her cooking.