My creative experience tends to be dabbling in all sorts of things. Making cards, knitting cards, writing poems, and crochet and knitting. About a year ago I joined a knitting group at our local library. It was formed to help knit hundreds of leaves for a knitting exhibition at the South Shields custom house, all illustrating favourite children's stories. A lot of children's stories are based in woods, hence all the leaves! Most of us didn't know anyone else, and I was the only one with parkinson's. It was great fun. We went on to do hats and gloves for a christmas shoe box appeal, olympic dolls for a disply in the library, and long colourful streamers for this years christmas exhibition at the custom house. I find I can still do knitting and it is good excercise for the fingers and tongue! The people who run the exhibitions are much more experienced and clever than we are, we just do some of the donkey work to help them. There are other library groups around south tyneside who started with leaves too! What's nice is that it is casual, you just drop in when you can and stay as long or short as you can, our session is on a Wednesday morning. On a not so good day I might just go for the natter. You can also do something small and achievable knowing it will benefit someone somewhere. If you would like to see some pictures of the custon house exhibitions go to http://susan-mcbride.wix.com/materialistics/home
and click on pictures. I also made a slug for the woodland floor of Little Red Riding Hood. I'm not sure if you can see it in the photos! I've not noticed anyone else doing knitting so far.