A #lostpassion to re-cultivate: Arts and Crafts’ Hobby!

Being creative is not a hobby, it’s a way of life.

When asked about one #lostpassion in my life, I would promptly say, Arts and Crafts. As a kid, I was always fond of creating something out of paper or drawing cartoons, or handmade gifts for my friends and family. I always looked forward to my school competitions, so I could invest into a crafty expertise. And the appreciation wasn’t ever far away. I made sure that every time, I participate, I must be the most unique and hence, my craft creations always won a prize.

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Clay Art Santa

During summer holidays, I would watch Craft Channels for Kids, like, Art Attack, MAD (Music Art Dance) to learn something new every time and then would practice it and decorate my home with them. Decorating greeting cards with glitter, objects, pop-up cards, making paper cutting art drawing, decorating the fish tank with velvet paper in a roof-top design, paper roses, cloth stuffed toys, crafts with newspaper, scrap-booking crafts and clay art were some of my favorite. Even for Geography and Science projects, I would do a lot of research and recycle old stuffs at home to create something new and useful. While I write this, I feel how a passionate crafts person I was!

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Cloth Stuffed Toy

And now, with work taking over, I don’t have enough time to do crafts or even create something new.  But, now with the year coming to an end and when I reflect onto the past times and moments, I feel giving time to forgotten hobbies and leisure fun is needed. Hence, I resolute or to say the least, I decide to at least make something beautiful and unique once every month, and share it with my readers, friends and followers.

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Paper Roses

With Pinterest, crafts is more fun now, as it is flooded with beautiful, creative and awesome ideas for anything. And obviously when I signed into it, I immediately followed Crafts section. My Pinterest feed has since been flooded with tempting craft inspirations, DIYs, and how-tos, and that to some extent has inspired the hobby of crafts in me.

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Pop Up Christmas Card

Do something creative everyday!

So with this, I would like to ask you, What is your one such #lostpassion, which you feel should be restarted in your life, once again? Come on! There must be at least one, isn’t it? Why not share it in the comments section, so we can have a great chat?

 

 

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36 thoughts on “A #lostpassion to re-cultivate: Arts and Crafts’ Hobby!

  1. I agree that once we start working as adults, it’s harding to keep up with the creative arts that we started when we were younger! For me, my lost passion is cartooning. I used to spend hours drawing Japanese manga-esque comic books and characters. I’d like to start this hobby back up again in 2016.

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  2. Craft is beautiful. It needs a lot of skill. I, for one, do not have any such talent. My mother taught me knitting and doll making. I failed miserably. She was disappointed.
    I look with awe at those of you who have deft fingers to create lovely pieces of art.
    My best wishes to you.

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  3. This reminds me of the Picasso quote: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” My photography has given me back my lost creative outlet. Best wishes for the New Year. 🙂

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  4. Hi ABS,
    Thanks for visiting my site and leaving a comment…

    I only have one passion I can think of immediately which I can no longer “do”. I used to practice Aikido. I stopped when I was diagnosed with AFib and placed on blood thinners. I am now a “mild” hemophiliac. My cardiologist “allows” me to walk and garden. Now, I’m not one to denigrate the value of any physical activity, but talk about making a person feel old and fragile…

    Anyway, I gave up playing Aikido because of the danger of uncontrolled internal bleeding. I am thinking about taking up Tai Chi in its place, but so far, I haven’t.

    I don’t really have any “passion” for the kind of artful things you’re specifically discussing on this post.

    Have a happy (and safe) New Year!

    KMAB

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  5. You are not just creative…but multi-talented too…those roses look beautiful…such gifts make the occasion even more special…and memories etched on our hearts…keep it up amreen…looking forward to your posts and creations☺

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