Must read book. "Living Artfully : Create the life you Imagine" by Sandra Magsamen.
" ...in the end that's what all those scrapbooks and hand-crocheted scarves and made-from-scratch birthday cakes really are - they're like bridges connecting us to one another. They're messages from our hearts, messages of encouragement, hope, laughter, and kindness. They lift the spirits of those around you and refresh your own sense of self. Of course we want the things we make to be beautiful, but we should also see them as a means to a beautiful end - an expression of ourselves, of what we feel, and of what we feel for others. That's why it's important to keep in mind that our creations don't have to be perfect.They're actually better when they're not. What counts is that it - whatever form it takes - comes straight from the heart."