Well, it’s that time of the week again and this week’s topic, from Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl, is what are our Non-Bookish Hobbies. Which basically allows us to waffle on about anything and everything we love to do, outside of reading that is. So what are some of my favourite hobbies?
Well, here we go, here are my top favourite 5:
PHOTOGRAPHY: I’ve been taking pictures, like a lot of other people who are obsessed with photography, since an early age. And, up until the corona virus putting us all back in lockdown, you could have found me outside, clicking one of my many cameras—I have four. And yes, several different types of lens as well. And while I’ll take photos of mostly anything, it’s mostly photos of nature that I’m drawn to.
NATURE: Which brings me to another of my hobbies. All things to do with nature. Combining my love of photography with nature walks through the many parks here, in Québec City, I get the best of both worlds. I can get outside, I can go for a lovely walk, and I can snap pictures to my hearts content. And what both do, is make me more observant.
FLOWERS: While I love nature as a whole, one of my passions is flowers. Sketching them, looking at them, growing them, and yes, taking floral portraits. What, I hear you ask, is a floral portrait? Ha, just me taking lots of close ups of flowers. I currently have about 10,000 floral portraits in my portfolio. I always wanted to do my own book on flowers, as seen through the seasons. Maybe one day, I will.
SKETCHING: Tie in the nature walks, with the photography, and the flower obsession, and you have me sketching and doing bad water colours. And while I will never be even mediocre as an artists, I nonetheless love scribbling and dabbling, and spending a couple of hours absorbed in creating art.
JOURNALLING: Another one of my more recent passions, which I started back in 2016 for certain health reasons. And when you tie this in with the previous four hobbies, you see a pattern emerging here. Whether it’s becoming more aware of my surroundings and my life, to observing more and paying attention to details, to trying to capture those moments and images. Everything ties in together with these hobbies, at least, for me it does.
I also love:
- Scribbling stories
- Creating havoc in the kitchen
- Staring into space
- Gardening (on the balcony)
- Science fiction: movies, TV, books, and games
And you, Dear Reader, what are you favourite hobbies outside of reading?