March 25, 2012

I am a Hobbyist

I recently discovered that I don't know how to not do. 
I enjoy making things.
I love the feeling I get when I finish a project.
I am always trying new crafty ideas.
Could this be one meaning of being made in the image of a Creator? 
Hobby: a regular activity or interest that is undertaken for pleasure, typically done during one's leisure time.

Some current hobbies:
1. Gardening (or rather learning how to garden)
2. Quilting
3. Scrap booking
4. Card making
5. Crocheting
6. Cooking
7. Embroidering
8. Jewelry making
9. Pen and inking
10. Painting

My 'craft' room is always a mess.
Jo Ann's and Hobby Lobby gift cards are always a winner.
I like the challenge when people ask me, can you fix this? or can you make this?
Many people have said that I am very crafty, but I think I just enjoy following instructions and problem solving. If there is such a thing as a left-brained creative, that is me.
 I don't really know what I am doing half the time but if I can make it systematic I love it. 
Quilts involve math, charts and precise measurements.
All of my drawings are full of lines and details.
Gardening has been an experiment in scheduling and charting. 

So to all the list making, control loving, organized, type A, administrative people out there, you can craft too!
Take a Saturday and conquer one of your Pinterest pins.
 If you mess up, try it again. If you hated it, try a different craft. 

And then take Sunday and learn to rest and not do. 
I would say I am working on it, but then that wouldn't be resting, right? ;) 

1 comment:

  1. Ahh this is awesome. I'm definitely a hobbyist too. I love dabbling in a bit of everything.