Inspiring Stories on Craft for Health Site

Kathy Peterson, crafter, author, and co-host of the Lifetime television show, The Balancing Act, and Barb Dehn, a nurse practitioner and TV health consultant, have teamed up to create a website called Craft for Health. Kathy and Barb feature inspiring stories from those who have discovered that crafting can be a secret weapon in helping to improve one's health.

Kathy emailed me to ask if I would write an entry for the site. My first thought was 'Knock on wood, my health is quite good... what information can I possibly offer?' The more I considered it though, I realized that the art of making has always been a central part of my life and with good reason. I hope you'll click to read my post. [edit: not longer available]
Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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  1. i love your post ann!
    i am so glad you wrote the article on craft for health so i could meet you!

  2. Thanks Ann for the Craft for Health mention! Your art is beyond beautiful. Keep up the good work. We are so pleased with your entry too! Spread the good word! We know you touched so many lives with your wonderful story and artwork too!

    Be well!
    Kathy Peterson founder of Craft For Health

  3. Love the article Ann! I can relate to much of what you wrote. Crafts have been a large part of my life also and when I picked up my first quilling strip I was hooked and I can spend way to much time looking and browsing, getting lost in others amazing work! Thanks for the great article!

  4. Ann,
    thank you for the health reminders. it is so true for me, that quilling is so relaxing & keeps my mind off 'bad thinking'. i love the white flowers/scrolls on the autumn card design, so much!

    take care,


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