Finding a New Hobby through Art
min Read25 January 2021
Learn a new hobby during this time, they say. That is easier said than done, isn’t it? But, if you do find yourself looking for more inspiration with all this time on your hands, look no further than these artworks.
There are companies now that will send you the supplies needed to start a new hobby; through subscription boxes, you can get new yarns and patterns each month.
Have some needle and thread? An old jacket or pair of pants that need some extra love? A cute floral embroidery pattern might spruce them up in a unique way!
Learn to Play an Instrument
If you’re like my family, you might have random musical instruments laying around the house. While you might not have a lute, perhaps pick up a keyboard or harmonica and learn to play a simple tune! Or maybe Picasso’s favorite- a guitar!
Read a New Book
How many of us have a TBR (to be read) pile of books a mile high? Regardless of being in quarantine, there is a high probability the list is always long. We add and add and add and never seem to have enough time in the day. Take a note from this young woman’s “book” and enjoy these slower and quieter moments when you are able.
Have you been interested in trying a new recipe? Now would be the time to jump on that. There are plenty of examples of food and cooking throughout art history; perhaps because much of our lives surround the topic.
Go the easy route with some eggs, or the more technical with learning to make various types of bread from scratch.
If we are being honest with ourselves, how many of us would rather be napping all day than having to figure out what else to do? A good nap is capable of solving many problems.
Writing can be therapeutic and fun. A small step to getting into writing on a more regular basis is to journal your thoughts and/or day. Start small with a sentence, then a paragraph, then you will be well on your way to filling pages in no time.
Give it a Go
Whatever hobby you decide to pursue, remember that it does not need to be super complicated. It can be as simple as you make it. Did you have any hobbies in your childhood you find yourself reminiscing about? Why not pick that up, again? Dive into your kids’ art supplies and paint a new picture. Write a poem or song. Whatever you choose, do it with all your heart.
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