Danie Faye

Crafty Side of Motherhood

Danie Faye

Crafty Side of Motherhood

April 12, 2019

How My Relationship Affects My Creativity

I have been scrapbooking and crafting for over a decade, in which I have always had the support of my husband. However, I cannot say that he has been too happy about me taking over our home with my hobby. In today’s blog, I will discuss how my relationship affects my creativity. To clarify, here are some things I have noticed that my husband has done over the years:

…he's honest

When it comes to scrapbooking, I always seek a second opinion. Admittedly, I am more concerned of how others react to my work than my own personal feelings of the layout. Because of this, I tend to seek out my husband for final approval on my layouts. I do this simply because he has no idea what the latest techniques are or the latest products to use. On the other hand, he does know whether he likes it or not, and that is all I am looking for.

However, there are time when he can be a bit biased. Overall, he does give his honest opinion. Ironically, his opinion tends to seal the deal on whether I am done with the project; if I should continue working on the project; or should I start over completely.

…he motivates me

In addition to his honesty, my husband has a way of nonchalantly motivating me. After having our youngest child, it dawned on him that I had taken a little break away from scrapbooking. Distinctly, I explained that there just was not enough time in a day to . Shortly after this conversation, I received a care package at my deployed location with scrapbooking goodies and a note saying “I know I probably didn’t get you everything that you needed, but this should get you started.” How awesome is this! He ended up sending me just the basics, but this selfless act pushed me to begin crafting again.

…he adores me

Truly, this may sound a bit vain, but seeing the love that my husband has for me affects my whole entire well-being. Agreeably, everyone has to find their own happiness, but his constant praise of what I do as a person lets me know that I am appreciated. This happiness/completeness tends to roll over into my layouts. Strangely enough, I am not a public display of affection type person (blame it on the military), but people tend to see the love in my layouts. It comes from the love I receive from my husband, and our children.

…so

If you are ever feeling lost in your craft, look to your significant other. Contrary to belief, your relationship does affect how creative you can be. Your partner may not know a lot about your craft, but their support influences the decisions you make in life…and in crafting.

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    Danie, I truly enjoyed this post!
    I have my hubby to support my blogging throughout the years. Such trust into what we do and how we do it is a rare and a very thing to treasure and be thankful for.

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    I think any creative process works better when your relationships are in a good status. Partners have a great effect on us.

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    So nice you have someone like that in your life, I hope to find someone like that one day.

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    So true….
    it’s so amazingly beautiful to have someone’s support.

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    I can totally relate your experience because I am in the same boat as you are. My husband doesn’t know anything about blogging but he helps me with which images looks good ? Lol

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    This is a really great positive post and really nice to read. Its always good when people have a say on the positive affects of a relationships rather than negative.

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    What a wonderfully supportive husband! I have a glass etching shop and it was hard for him to have my time taken up (especially around the holidays). But once he saw how committed I was and glowing customer reviews, he has become very proud & understanding.

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    What a sweet post! I am glad that your spouse supports your hobby — and not only in telling you what you might want to hear. Being honest only makes you better at what you love to do!

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    This is a really cute post! I hope my new partner will help motivate me like this x

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