Let your creativity flow

Last Updated : 25 Oct 2021
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Getting creative is a great way to keep your mental health strong and resilient during challenging times like a lockdown.

Whether it is doing some craftwork like knitting or embroidery, writing, adult colouring, painting, gardening, or baking, there are plenty of ways to express your creativity.

Being in lockdown is a great opportunity to use one of these creative outlets.

The eCollection at Auckland Council Libraries is a great place to explore all things creative. Simply head to the website and click through to eBooks to access the online collection of electronic or audiobooks, or explore the eMagazines to find speciality magazines to set your creativity wild.

This collection of resources holds hundreds of recipe books for those home chefs who are looking for inspiration for the next meal or cake to make. Or if it is crafts like knitting, cross stitch and embroidery that gets your creative juices flowing, there are plenty of online books and magazines to inspire you for your next project.

Just some of the hobby and craft magazines available

Just some of the hobby and craft magazines available

Gardening tips

For those who love getting creative in the garden, Auckland Botanic Gardens have a large knowledge base on plants and gardening. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable on what grows best in Tāmaki Makaurau, as well as using sustainable horticultural principles in your gardening. Head to their website for great information to help even the novice gardener.

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