Home / Blog

I think I’m in love.

No doubt that creativity is an important part of all of us. It’s so easy to say, “I’m not creative; I’m not an artist; I’m not very good;” when what I really mean is “I’m afraid other people won’t like what I create, won’t find it appealing, and will pass that negative judgment onto not just my work but my Self.”

Typing out fears that basic makes them sound silly, doesn’t it? But I think sometimes we all feel that way—a basic human fear of being rejected and kicked out of the tribe if we don’t conform makes creativity a little scary for us once we are past childhood. For perfectionists like me, that can be paralyzing because while I am like a kid in a candy store at art supply shops, I often end up buying supplies and then admiring them sitting on my shelf, to hesitant to use them to create anything in case it is somehow less beautiful than the supplies themselves in unused form.

This makes Whimseybox perfect for someone like me. Every month since January, a brightly colored box has landed on my doorstep.

Inside is another neat, Velcro closure, label-able, reusable box.

It is presented like a little present, complete with satin ribbon and paper crinkles.

And inside is a project just for me. Already set up with everything I need to spend an hour with goodies like colored bakers’ twine and stamps and Japanese masking tape.

It’s just the nudge I need to actually get started on a small project.

And while none of the end results are super,

it still buys me an hour on one Sunday afternoon a month when my monkey mind stops swinging and focuses on that basic human urge to create. The boxes are designed just right so that the focus is on the experience rather than the small finished product. I know several people who are getting a Whimseybox subscription for their next birthday…


17 comments (Add your own)

1. EllCreect wrote:
Online Pharmacies Viagra Generico Receta Cialis France Pharmacie cialis from canada Comprar Cialis Web

Sun, June 3, 2018 @ 6:13 AM

2. wrote:
I think this is one of the most vital info for me.

And i'm glad reading your article. But want to remark on few general things, The website style
is ideal, the articles is really excellent : D.
Good job, cheers

Wed, October 3, 2018 @ 10:14 PM

3. wrote:
Hi, I do believe this is an excellent website. I stumbledupon it
;) I will return once again since i have book-marked it.

Money and freedom is the best way to change,
may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

Tue, October 16, 2018 @ 12:44 AM

4. wrote:
Hey there, You have done an incredible job. I'll definitely digg
it and personally recommend to my friends. I am sure they'll
be benefited from this website.

Fri, October 19, 2018 @ 6:52 AM

5. wrote:
Fantastic goods from you, man. I've understand your stuff previous to and you are
just extremely excellent. I really like what you've acquired here, certainly like what you're stating and
the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care
for to keep it wise. I can not wait to read much more from you.
This is actually a great web site.

Tue, October 23, 2018 @ 3:22 AM

6. wrote:
WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for What
Equipment is Needed for Sling TV

Tue, November 13, 2018 @ 8:16 AM

7. wrote:
Attractive part of content. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to claim that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts.

Any way I will be subscribing for your augment and even I success you access persistently fast.

Wed, November 14, 2018 @ 12:48 AM

8. wrote:
Highly descriptive article, I loved that a lot. Will there be a part 2?

Sat, November 17, 2018 @ 5:30 AM

9. wrote:
Your method of describing all in this piece of
writing is actually good, all be capable of without difficulty be aware of it, Thanks a lot.

Thu, December 6, 2018 @ 1:46 PM

10. wrote:
Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! By the way,
how could we communicate?

Thu, March 21, 2019 @ 3:36 PM

11. wrote:
Hurrah! At last I got a blog from where I be able to truly
get useful data concerning my study and knowledge.

Tue, April 2, 2019 @ 4:18 AM

12. wrote:
Hi there mates, how is the whole thing, and what you want to say concerning this paragraph, in my view its in fact awesome in favor of me.

Thu, April 4, 2019 @ 9:40 PM

13. wrote:
great issues altogether, you simply received a new reader.
What would you recommend in regards to your publish that you made some days ago?
Any certain?

Tue, May 7, 2019 @ 9:09 PM

14. wrote:
I got this web page from my buddy who shared with me concerning
this web page and now this time I am browsing this
web page and reading very informative content at this place.

Wed, June 5, 2019 @ 7:50 AM

15. wrote:
Why people still make use of to read news papers when in this technological globe
everything is available on net?

Mon, July 15, 2019 @ 1:54 AM

16. wrote:
Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you're using?
I'm looking to start my own blog in the near future but I'm having a difficult time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most
blogs and I'm looking for something completely unique.
P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had
to ask!

Sun, August 18, 2019 @ 11:57 PM

17. wrote:
This post will help the internet users for creating new weblog or even a weblog from
start to end.

Tue, October 8, 2019 @ 1:54 PM

Add a New Comment


Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.

© 2019 Dr Heidi Gilchrist MD - Encinitas Dermatologist All Rights Reserved.

Designed by Creatovision Design Group.