Yes — Who! as an exclamation and not a question…
It’s because I’m talking about owls and not asking any questions! And the owl I am talking about today is this beauty right here:
Diamond painting kits consists of these tiny crystals that you adhere to the painting. It is sort of “paint-by-numbers” without the paint! And it’s also sort of cross-stitch as well. But what it is touted to be is meditative. HIGHLY meditative. And that’s what I’m looking for — something that I can do at the end of the night that will not awaken me, but rather calm and relax me.
Without reading all of the benefits of completing a project like this, I already knew it had the benefits of meditation. It’s the same with knitting. The repetitive motion and the focus on counting in the case of knitting, and matching numbers/colors in the case of the diamond painting sort of preclude it to be meditative. And I absolutely found that to be the case as I plunged right in when I arrived home after midnight from #DateNight.
At first, I looked at those microscopic crystals and said to my Self, “ummm… I don’t know about this. They are awfully tiny…” But I had spent the money and I was still excited so I busted open one of the bags of crystals and dove right in. An hour later, I had a good little corner of the “painting” done. Not a lot — my husband was too busy jone-ing me talking about my project was tedious. So we were bantering back-and-forth about tedious vs meditative and giggling. I could have gotten more done, but I did enough to know that the kit is perfect.
I am looking forward to finishing this one and ordering the next. It’s a full drill kit, meaning that I will fill the entire picture with the “diamonds”. Those that aren’t full drill contain portions of the picture that will not have the diamonds applied. I don’t think I would like that look very much… Amazon had a good selection to choose from. If you click the picture above you will be taken to Amazon’s offer on that kit (please remember, I use affiliate links). Here are some others that I will probably get for my Self once this one is done: