A wonderful art professor introduced me to a good introductory art therapy book called Art is a Way of Knowing, by Pat B. Allen. Since then, art therapy has had a profound influence on my life as I try to work out various issues and problems.
Who hasn’t bought a Glade Plug-in or a little Airwick aerosol spritzer in their lifetime? Air fresheners used to be a staple on my shopping list. After all, they never seem to last that long and constantly need replacing.
However, as a big proponent of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” I always hated that there was a lot of waste with store-bought air-fresheners. For example, there’s the original packaging, and that then there’s the container once the air freshener is used up.
This post involves three of my favorite things: Crafting, Recycling, and Webby!
As many of you may already know, Korean summers are just plain awful. While the temperatures aren’t astronomically high at about 20-30 degrees Celsius (70-85 degrees Fahrenheit), it’s the 80% plus humidity that can be unbearable. You know that feeling when you step into a bathroom just after someone has taken a really long, hot shower in it? BLECH. That’s the whole country of Korea in the summer. However, Korea also has a monsoon season where the heavens dump ENORMOUS amounts of rain for about a month during the summer.
Monsoon season has yet to start in Korea, but there have been a few rainy days here and there. My poor dog, Webby, has gotten pretty wet while we’ve been outside on our daily walks. I’ve been meaning to make a raincoat for her forever, and finally I got around to it!