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60+ Ideas: My List of Artistic Hobbies For Writers, Artists and More

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In my long, twisting journey of figuring out my soul, I’ve found myself more and more drawn to expression, to let each piece I find glow and speak on the outside as much as the inside. This past year, especially, that’s led me down a number of creative paths and discovering (and rediscovering!) an artistic side to myself I hadn’t been too connected with since my very early teens. Goodness knows why, because I’ve always had a lot to say and had a deep deep love for poetry, for art, for writing and generally, for creating. So, if you, too, find yourself a little lacking on the creative front or if you’re just looking for something fun to do, here’s my list of artistic hobbies to try.

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” – Osho

Artistic hobbies for…

Hobbies for an artist:

  1. Painting
  2. Drawing
  3. Colouring
  4. Chalk
  5. Doodling
  6. Modelling (clay, play dough – whatever you have to hand)
  7. Calligraphy
  8. Collaging
  9. Arts and crafts
  10. Restoration/DIY
  11. Flower pressing
  12. Make-up artistry
  13. Animation
  14. Interior design
  15. Embroidery
  16. Sculpting
  17. Origami
  18. Concept art
  19. Knitting

Creative hobbies for a writer:

  1. Poetry
  2. Short stories
  3. Freeform and concept building
  4. Novel-writing
  5. Language learning
  6. Journaling
  7. Play-writing
  8. Storyboarding
  9. Character creation
  10. Blogging (join in the fun!!)
  11. Book reviewing

Creative hobbies for someone active:

  1. Dance
  2. Acting
  3. Stand-up comedy
  4. Slap-stick
  5. Parkour
  6. Interpretive movement
  7. Yoga

Creative hobbies for a musician:

  1. Learning/improving an instrument
  2. Starting a band
  3. Playing live gigs
  4. Composition
  5. Making YouTube videos
  6. Music production
  7. Song-writing
  8. Singing

Creative hobbies for a photographer:

  1. YouTube
  2. Music videos
  3. Instagram
  4. We Heart It & Pinterest
  5. Photography
  6. Photo-editing
  7. Videography
  8. Documentaries/mockumentaries
  9. Stock motion

Miscellaneous artistic hobbies:

  1. Gardening
  2. Cake decorating
  3. Flower arrangement
  4. Candle making
  5. Lego
  6. Cosplay
  7. Coding/web design
  8. Scrapbooking

The best thing about creativity is that really, it’s present everywhere. Any kind of problem-solving requires creativity, so as long as you’re challenging yourself, you’re being creative.

Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to try something from my list of creative hobbies. I recently started learning a new language and took up writing poetry, both of which I’m really enjoying. Besides giving us new skills, hobbies make our free time more fulfilling and exciting, which especially right now, still in the dragging days of lockdown and winter is much needed 😊

Enjoy! Love, Ella-Rose xx



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