As discussed in my article, Adding Purpose to your Life, this is the first article that will cover a hobby that you can do with Fibromyalgia.
Diamond Dot Painting is a firm favorite of mine. I find it relaxing and enjoyable. The only drawback that I found was that it can be quite painful for your neck, shoulders and back. I solved this by buying a tilted drawing board. This way I can do the dot painting at a better angle that is easier on my neck, back and shoulders. I also could only do it for short periods of time but the end product was worth it.
First off you will buy a kit in a box like this :
I use the Diamond Dotz brand but there are many other brands available that sell these kits. Inside the kit you will find your selected picture which is printed on high quality fabric. The picture will have a plastic film over it. You will also find a Diamond Dotz Stylus, Craft Tray, Wax Caddy, comfort grip and all your Diamond Dotz in the different colors as required for your picture. Each color has a number that will correspond with the key chart on the picture.
It is so simple to do. You merely pull back some of the plastic sheet and using your stylus covered with the wax, you pick up a dot and place it onto the matching square on the sticky print.
Here is a YouTube video showing the entire process.
Once completed, you can frame the picture and it adds some beautiful artwork for your walls. Here is a picture of the first Diamond Dotz that I completed.
Hope you enjoy this hobby as much as I do. I would be interested to hear your feedback and would love to see photos of your completed Diamond Dot pictures.