What to do with yourself in the fall? 10 hobbies that will suit everyonePictolic
Autumn is a great time of the year to learn how to knit cozy sweaters or paint oil paintings inspired by the yellow landscapes outside the window. Or maybe you will like to embroider kitchen still lifes or create flowers from satin ribbons and scraps of fabric…
In any case, you won't know until you try. Therefore, we suggest that you personally familiarize yourself with some types of hobbies to find out which one you will like!
You probably have often seen beautiful albums and postcards created by hand and decorated with various decorations. The technique of creating such products is called scrapbooking. And anyone can learn it.
To do this, you will need a basic set: colored paper (the easiest way to buy scrapbooking sheets), superglue, cardboard, scissors, various ribbons, clippings, stickers, beads and other decorations, as well as a little patience and perseverance.
An infinite number of scrapbooking tutorials can be found on YouTube. To begin with, choose the simplest, for example, the design of a postcard, and enjoy the process.
Once you probably already tried to embroider in school labor lessons. But if then this activity was a burden to you and did not cause any positive emotions, then years later everything could change dramatically.
To remember how crosses and knots are made, we recommend buying a ready-made embroidery kit, which usually includes canvas, needles, threads of the right colors and the scheme of the pattern itself. During this lesson, the main thing is not to set any specific goals for yourself, but just enjoy the process. Even if you fail the first time— it doesn't matter! You are just learning and looking for your vocation.
Perhaps the simplest hobby you can think of is drawing! No one asks you to immediately become a great artist and exhibit your work in international galleries. Draw for fun — let it be doodles-the main thing is that you like the process itself.
Drawing in the technique of "doodling"
There are two excellent drawing techniques that may suit you and that do not require special skills to master. We are talking about doodling and zentangle. These complex and unfamiliar words represent drawing a picture by filling the canvas with various strokes, dashes, lines, circles and other elements.
Drawing in the technique of "zentangle"
Doodling is an unconscious drawing. You just pick up a pencil (or brush) and "turn off the brain." Zentangle is very similar to doodling, but requires more concentration. To create a drawing in this technique, the canvas must be divided into segments (squares, circles, etc.), and then each of them filled with different patterns.
The designation and, in fact, the direction of kanzashi decorative and applied art itself came from the name of traditional Japanese hair ornaments that women wear together with kimonos — Kanzashi. These are intricate flowers, bows, brooches and other jewelry created from ribbons and fabric.
Although it will be more difficult to master this technique of needlework than, for example, cross-stitch, the process of creating unique colors will bring a lot of pleasure. To get started, you will need ribbons, beads, thread, needle, scissors and glue. What to do with all this good, you can watch on YouTube. Training, as well as creating a ready-made decoration, will not take too much time. By the way, then they can be sold, which is already a huge plus.
This art direction also came to us from Japan. Amigurumi are crocheted or knitting toys in the form of soft animals, dolls, cartoon characters or even inanimate objects.
Toys can be both large and small. Often such cute products can be seen on backpacks and bags as key chains. Modern amigurumi are also given to children as an alternative to more expensive toys made of eco-friendly materials.
To make your first animal, you will need yarn, a hook, threads, a lot of patience and perseverance. Most likely, it will take more than one day to create a masterpiece, but the end result will delight you.
If you've heard the legend of a sick girl and a thousand paper cranes, you've probably tried to make your own figurine out of paper at least once.
But origami is not limited to birds and airplanes alone. Having learned at least the basics of this technique, you will be able to create real works of art! And the most amazing thing is that for this you will need only scissors and paper. Of course, you can't do without patience and a large reserve of nerves, too.
Food carving will be an ideal hobby for people who love to cook. This "fashionable" word is called artistic carving of fruits and vegetables, which came to us from Southeast Asia. With the help of incisions with special tools, food carving masters turn food into museum exhibits.
You can start small: creatively arrange fruit slicing for a festive table using ordinary knives and toothpicks. If this arouses your interest, learn more about this direction, get "professional" tools (curly knives, flutes, spoons, noisettes, etc.) and develop your skills!
If you have ever had to put a patch on leaky jeans, consider that you have already been engaged in customization. This is the name of the needlework technique, in which you need to reshape, reshape, alter, change, decorate and make something new. Not necessarily in clothes - furniture, handbags, accessories and various decorative items are subject to customization.
A nice bonus is that with the help of this hobby you can not only relax and have a good time, but also breathe a "second life" into things that you would have sent to the landfill earlier.
Well, if you don't have a soul for needlework at all, or you don't have enough perseverance and patience to create your own masterpieces, try your hand at intuitive dancing!
The direction of Free dance differs from others in that it does not need to memorize any movements. Just turn on your favorite music and try to move to the rhythm without thinking about anything, turning off your brain for a while, completely relaxing and immersed in the dance.
If all of the above seems too boring to you, we offer a hobby for real extreme and thrill-seekers. Survivalism is the art of survival in harsh conditions, often in the wild, without access to the benefits of civilization (shops, hotels, restaurants, etc.).
"Survivalists" gather in groups and fantasize about what will happen if suddenly the planet is overtaken by a man-made disaster, a large-scale natural disaster or, at worst, a zombie apocalypse.
But it is necessary to warn, even though emergency situations are fictional, survivalism itself involves many dangers. Therefore, people who decide to engage in survival, first learn self-defense techniques, rules of first aid, ways of orientation in unfamiliar terrain and the ability to rely only on themselves.
Before deciding on such an experience, think: maybe it's better to knit a sweater after all?
And which of these hobbies will you choose for yourself?