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Leisure-time, hobby-type, creative activities

Because list-making is one of my true and lasting loves, for some Friday fun I’ve developed a compilation of the leisure-time, hobby-type, creative activities I’ve learned (or attempted and abandoned!) in the past.

Please note, though, that these items represent a wide, wide variety of skill levels! In other words, just because something shows up on the list doesn’t mean that I did it well, or even stuck with it for long… but I did try, which is to me one of the most important things!

So without further ado, I present…

My Lifetime Inventory of Attempted
Leisure-time, Hobby-type, Creative Activities!

  1. Playing musical instruments – piano, flute, clarinet, guitar
  2. Jewellery making using wire, beads, leather, polymer clay, metal, etc.
  3. Crocheting
  4. Knitting
  5. Needle felting
  6. Cross-stitch
  7. Macramé
  8. Rug hooking
  9. Scrapbooking
  10. Rubber stamping
  11. Paper making
  12. Book making
  13. Origami
  14. Sketching using pencil, charcoal, pastels, etc.
  15. Sketching using a drawing app
  16. Oil painting
  17. Découpage
  18. Papier-mâché
  19. Wax sculptures
  20. Photography
  21. Aromatherapy
  22. Making bath goodies – salts, bombs, oils, etc.
  23. Sushi making
  24. Writing poetry
  25. Journalling
  26. Blogging
  27. Rock tumbling
  28. Basket making
  29. Copper tooling
  30. Indoor hydroponic gardening
  31. Herb gardening
  32. Acting
  33. Web design
  34. Flash design
  35. Icon making
  36. Learning French
  37. Learning Italian

That’s all I can think of at the moment – but I reserve the right to edit as more things come to mind (or as I try something new)!

How many of these have you tried?
Inspire me to try something new!

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • sandra tyler September 1, 2012

    What’s rock tumbling??
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    • Laurel Regan
      September 1, 2012

      It’s a kind of rock polishing. You put ordinary rocks in a little machine that rolls them around and, over time, softens the edges, brings out their natural designs, and polishes them to a shine. They’re really pretty when they’re tumbled!
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  • Winnie September 1, 2012

    This made me smile. If you come in my craft room, you will see many of these hobbies represented in there. I mainly do card making now, but use a lot of these mediums on them in one way or another. A favorite of mine is watercoloring (I don’t do it well, but incorporate it for backgrounds…) I took cake decorating classes through Wilton for many classes with my sister and had a BLAST. At the end of the series 4, we each made a wedding cake. I was single at the time and was annoyed, so I made mine a pale orange with tiger lilies… Such happy memories from those classes. A new hobby for me this year is bread baking. I got the book “Artisian bread in 5 min a day” for Christmas last year, and now, I am having a blast making my own french bread. Hubby is waiting for the heat to go away so I can make some more… Cheers to you for doing and trying lots of creative endeavors! Adds spice to life I think!
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