New Hobby I’d Like To Try
That’s all I can think when I look at this week’s blogging topic. Hobbies equal time (and fun- I’ll admit) and more time working on hobbies means less time writing. And I’m REALLY committed to writing.
That doesn’t mean I don’t have hobbies. Far from it. I even go to craft camp once a year with fifty other awesome women and we talk, and craft, and eat for four days straight! I think this year is the twelfth year the event has been run and I only missed a couple when I was overseas, or too slow to confirm my place.
So my two current hobbies are crochet and Diamond Painting (I’m not certain of the official name). I’ve included a photo of the last crochet project I finished so you can admire my genius! The colours of that shawl make me want to start another one, which I dutifully have. I’m also in the middle of multiple blankets, scarves and shawls. lol. Finishing is hard when all your time is spent writing or marketing. Or sleeping!
The diamond painting is hard to describe. It’s like colour by numbers, but with itsy bitsy beads on a sticky mat. It’s kind of soothing, even while it sends you blind! Here’s a link to one so you can get the idea, but I buy most of mine from Wish on an app on my phone. My current one, which I appear not to have a photo of, is an oil painting of a naked couple getting, erm…. intimate! Not sure where I’m going to hang THAT when it’s finished!
So, what hobbies do you have? And do you make time for them, or put them aside for other more important things in your life?
This post is part of the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews. You can see the list of posts here.
I absofreaking love that crochet pattern and the way the colors just blend together… great job!! And diamond painting sounds like a lot of fun! I’ll have to look into that (in my spare time… ha!) My post is here https://jhthomas.blogspot.com/2020/01/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-new.html
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The colours are so yum aren’t they? I never thought it would turn out so well. If your paint parties get too hard the diamond painting could be your thang! lol
That’s a beautiful crochet. Well done. Writing is important to me too, but time away working on a hobby is great for recharging the brain and coming up with new story ideas.
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I agree! Sometimes I wonder if I shouldn’t go back to work. I seem to work every minute of every day which can’t be good for creativity.
Sounds like you already have plenty to keep you busy 🙂 That shawl is GORGEOUS.
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Thanks Marianne! I even put beads in the last row of that shawl. I was so proud I didn’t stuff it up! It looks particularly yummy when it’s photographed.
Diamond painting sounds like so much fun.
Hahaha. It should be. But it is!!