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« Reply #70 on: March 31, 2007 07:09:38 AM »

Hi. Im new here. Your peice was very very good. I admit it even made me cry...because I know how it feels and its nice to know that Im not alone...even though I wouldnt wish anyone to feel this way.
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« Reply #71 on: April 01, 2007 07:57:06 PM »


That was a wonderful piece of writing and it takes a lot to be able to put your feelings on paper, something that might be published!

Thank you for sharing!  Smiley

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« Reply #72 on: April 01, 2007 11:35:44 PM »

Oh wow!  Thanks so much everyone!  I really do appreciate the positive feedback!

It was nice to put pen to paper and get it out.  I as well am very appreciate to the communal environment of Craftster.  I was happy to fit in it, Craftster plays a pretty strong role in my life.  I just wanted the piece to be about the actual crafting and it's impact of my mental health.  Does that make sense?  It's really quite late for me right now.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank everyone for the kind words.

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« Reply #73 on: April 03, 2007 11:07:39 AM »

Wow this spoke to me so much.  I suffer from mild depression and only just yesterday I started out on what seemed like a very miserable day, so I called in sick and started crafting and by evening I was feeling happy and lighthearted, much more concerned over how dry the glue I'd just applied was than the small problems of life that had seemed so overwhelming just that morning.
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« Reply #74 on: April 09, 2007 08:47:04 AM »

I really enjoyed your paper... I also wanted to thank you for bringing up this subject. I answered your ?'s awhile ago and I think that by doing that I was able to clairify somethings to myself.

I also am so thankful for craftster being such a positive place. Sometimes I browse around on other forums and am astonished at the lack of, well, respect. There are a lot of bashers out there and I am so glad I haven't seen that here. Makes me feel comfortable posting and sharing. Grin


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« Reply #75 on: April 10, 2007 10:03:12 AM »

I just found this thread and your paper is great. I didn't find it in time to answer to your questions. My eyes are damp, I don't know you but I know you. You have hit the nail on the head for me. I have done crafts my whole life. I feel best when I have crafts to work on. I have tried to teach the children in my life ( be they mine or just neighbor kids) to make things and be proud of your crafts.  Everyone keep on crafting, it does a body and a mind good.
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« Reply #76 on: May 18, 2007 02:19:27 PM »

I thuroughly enjoyed your paper! i think that through papers like this, people can discover new outlets for their emotions (like crafting) i highly encourage you to find a way to distribute this paper (once finished) to places where people who beed some crafty release would find it.

replies are so encouraged.... it's scary.
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« Reply #77 on: May 21, 2007 09:02:07 AM »

Thank so much batty.  There's actually the possibility that the article will be published in an upcoming local publication.  I'm pretty excited about it!

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« Reply #78 on: May 21, 2007 04:12:07 PM »

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