Thankyou for your welcome Croix. I'll do my very best NOT to abbreviate lolol, not in your threads anyway. You realise my posts will increase in length now?
I love your collage idea quirky, how beautiful! I wonder if you would enjoy watching "Between the Folds"... it's a pretty amazing thing to watch in wonder. I'd love to see your finished work lol.
I think when we're really stressed it's VERY difficult to learn a new skill. I only want to learn about MH then and what I can do to help it. Since I've had PTSD it's been hard to learn anything else BUT this.
Past times with too many materials or tools are too difficult for me when stressed also.
Atm I like the rote physical tasks; raking, sweeping, cleaning, filling pots with soil etc. Things I can do by rote, repetitive, not challenging.
Last night I began drawing plans for my back garden rejuvenation. I enjoyed doing this. It's something I can do at night or when I'm too tired to garden or do much else. Draw, design, research, reflect. It's relaxing and hope filled too.
I want to talk about the Zone Of Proximal Development lol (ZPD)... but it's hard to explain what I mean... it's about only having the skill you want to learn a TAD higher than your current skill level. I think if everyone understood this then they would have a think about what they KNOW about a skill... then do just a bit more learning. Not take on the world at once, then get disappointed in their efforts. Then sadly give up.
Incremental steps help. Learning bit by bit.
I'm hoping to learn HOW to build some garden steps, mostly with materials I already have. I spent some time designing those last night and I'm pretty excited to begin. Being a Permaculture devotee means we use and reuse and upcycle and redesign materials we already have for purposeful uses.
This is a practical advantage of social isolation for me.
I hope everyone is well.