What arts and/or creative pursuits (besides writing) do you do?
scrapbooking, cookie decorating, cupcake decorating, painting, beading, paper crafts, sewing and just about anything else found at Hobby Lobby or Michaels! I've tried just about everything once!
Hey Earl.... Well, I love creating ceramic art, that's my number one. I've recently gotten into painting with acrylics, and that's a real pleasure. I'm also working on large charcoal drawings and have recently bought a pastels kit. Charcoal is great because it's such a cheap artistic hobby. Woodburning pens are also something I enjoy using. I'm hoping to make a crafty art & poetry book in the near future too! Thanks for the great question.
A couple of Christmas's ago, my daughter bought me oils, brushes and canvases. I had never painted, but loved to draw and won some awards while in grade school. I gave it a try and am enamored with painting. Before I was laid off, my workplace encouraged my artistic endeavors and hung several of my paintings in our cafe. I sold several paintings, without that intent, but one to a vendor who saw a new painting of mine and "had to have it". One of the most encouraging remarks related to my painting came from a business owner who came into my workplace and saw one of my first paintings. He asked to hold it to see it up close. He told me he had majored in art at Washington University in St. Louis, and he would never be the painter he considered me to be.
Right now, I am painting from a photo that my upstairs neighbor commissioned me to do as a gift for her twin sister. Most of my paintings are inspired by photographs I see in magazines. I fear my style has become too compulsive, as most of those that initially look at my paintings think they are photographs. I have become (although I have not been painting but a couple of years) locked into looking at an example of what I want to paint rather than using my imagination. I want every detail in my painting! But, it is in our differences in style and technique that makes art what it is.
I am an artist and work with many types of media. My mostly work with oils. I also use acrylics, water colors and charcoals. I started painting as a stress reliever. I liked it so much, I was making so many paintings and didn't know what to do with them. So I put some in a art show and sold all but one.
I love sketching things...(almost everything)
* Photography too...
I'm a dancer first, writer second.
You can get some idea from my favourite Hubbing subject:
http://marisawright.hubpages.com/hub/My … -Challenge
my hobby is drawing. you can check out my works here.
I still have to improve on it though. I'm also planning to make a hub about how i do my works later.
Right now mostly jewelry making, card making, and counted cross-stitch. I also make a number of button products for craft fairs (magnets, tacks, etc.). As my user name suggests, I enjoy a lot of creative pursuits and pick up random projects fairly often.
Creating abstract artworks: technique action-painting- so much fun playing with colours. Including charcoal drawings, collage.....and I dream of playing piano.
For me it's painting, both digitally and traditionally and you can see some evidence of this on one of my hubs and gallery website.
http://jonathan-grimes.hubpages.com/hub … t-a-dragon or at http://unholyscribefantasyart.weebly.com/
I'm a professional singer/pianist for cruise lines, hotels, parties and recordings.
I have a teaching degree in music and love helping others to reach their singing and piano goals. It's always fun to teach others.
My website is http://www.singtome.com
Wow, after reading all the responses here I am a little intimidated and took a pause before deciding to write anything...but here goes...
I always have creative ideas in my head, it is sad to think that they slip away but the reality of life doesn't allow for every idea to be painted, written or even fully considered. I have been painting since college and in the last few years I have picked up an interest in working with wool felt which could be described as painting with texture.
This photo is of the first piece I created using a technique called felt painting, there are other ways to work with felt that I use as well.
What a struggle it can be to have varying artistic interests since when you focus on one you are neglecting the other. Maybe I am confusing this with Mother's guilt...lol
Photography, baking, and travel. Travel is a big one for me, because I am able to put myself in a different place and let my imagination run wild.
I enjoy drawing, painting with water colors (or at least trying to!), sewing, house projects (ie: building book shelves), and dabbling in graphic design. I'm not necessarily good at any of these things, but I sure love to try!
I love to sketch and read. However, I devote so much time writing on HubPages that I am almost neglecting my other two favorite hobbies. How sad!
Music is my original pursuit. Writing follows. crochet. some painting, though in that matter I am definitely not an artist. I cannot draw a stick man. Photography. These are upper most in my artistic agenda.
I like to sing Carnatic music. Also I'm a painter, focused mainly in fabric painting.
I play the violin very well, but carpal tunnel syndrome kept me from turning it into a career. Music was my life for most of my childhood and teenhood. I've also dabbled in a lot of different crafts, and earlier this year I discovered Etsy and set up a shop! It combines my love of making things with my love of books.
I draw, both on paper and on computer software using a Wacom tablet. I also paint with acrylics or watercolour paints.
I have a small side business that I stencil shirts. Someone orders a shirt with a phrase or saying, and I paint/stencil it onto the shirt. I also do this with totebags and cell phone cases. I would really like to expand my business someday
I also play the piano, and I would love to take up the violin.
Anime!! I love to draw, scribble, doodle haha I love using ink and Letraset Markers good way of expression, on tiny cartoonish faces
Acrylic painting, drawing (sketches and cartooning), and cooking
Knitting, sewing and have vowed to take up piano again - I played years ago, but have quit. I found out I missed it. I took 8 years of lessons when I was a teen - too much to just let go by the wayside.
I'm a painter, videographer, tea master, foodie and gardener. I have too many creative endeavors to name. I began creating things when I was just a babe and haven't stopped.
Paint, Sculpt, Create Music (play guitar, keyboard, use computer, synthesizers and otherwise compose), do animations, claymation (I have a few hubs on it, for this I build sets, make clay characters, little clothing, sound editing, voiceovers, etc.), create my own video games, I'm sure I'm missing something but I'll get back to you.
When I'm not reading or writing, I love working with textiles. Just finished a quilt for a new baby in the family and am starting to work on designs for tote bags/purses.
by larryfreeman 10 years ago
As I mentioned in a previous announcement, categories are coming to HubPages.Here is the planned breakdown of the Arts & Crafts Category:Arts & Crafts (Top Level)* Architecture (see Architecture in Science & Education)* Art History (see Art History in Science & Education)* Body Art*...
by thirdmillenium 9 years ago
Say, A Last of the Mohicans scene with Daniel Day-Lewis raring to go: Which would inspire you more? Photo or painting?
by StaceytheWanderer 4 years ago
Which do prefer? Photography or paintings?I'm more drawn to photography but I do very much like the occasional watercolor.
by Earl S. Wynn 7 years ago
Is it easier for an artist to learn a new way of creating art than it is for a non-artistic person?
by Iontach 8 years ago
What is your favourite style of art and favourite era of art?I think I'm 50:50 when it comes to expressionism and impressionism, but the 1600's is definitely my favorurite when it comes to era. The detail, colour and meanings portrayed in the paintings back then were just amazing.
by Webber224 2 years ago
How to be more expressive when you do oil painting as a beginner?I just took an introdutory workshop last weekend. My instructor commented my painting is a bit mechanical. He encouraged me to loosen up a bit and work faster. I found the still life setting is so boring and we only...
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