When was the last time you tried something new, or learned and mastered a new skill? With the rise of online classes, there are countless things you could learn anytime anywhere. It doesn’t hurt to get into creative hobbies for fun and to relieve stress from hard work. Learning something new is exciting because you can discover an outlet where you could use the creative juices you have in you, and very therapeutic since it can help calm your mind and just enjoy what you’re doing.
Calligraphy/ Hand Lettering
Calligraphy is the art of writing letters in a very meticulous manner using a dip pen with a nib and ink which helps in creating thin and thick strokes with varying degrees of pressure all in a single stroke. On the other hand, hand lettering (some may call it “faux calligraphy) is the art of drawing letters with any pen, such as gel pens, sharpies or brush pens. Both uses discipline in making the text look beautiful, but hand lettering is more creative and the artist have more control over how the letters would look like.
With the advent of social media, almost everyone suddenly became interested in taking photos to have something to post online. Take your photos to another level by formally learning about photography. Ask a friend or enroll in online classes to make your photos stand out in social media. Don’t be afraid to learn about how to work a camera to your advantage, like adjusting the aperture or controlling the focus, and many more.
Coloring for Adults
Try going to the nearest bookstore near you and look for adult coloring books. There are a lot of themes to choose from ― garden, floral, or mandala patterns. Test your imagination and challenge yourself to give color to a black and white page. After coloring, express your pride and joy by snapping a photo of your masterpiece and upload it on Instagram!
Blogging has become so popular today and whether you’re doing it just for yourself or for other people to see, it’s a great outlet to release your thoughts and put it into words. You can develop different styles of writing, may it be narrative, descriptive, or even essay writing. Try doing a review on that amazon earrings you bought or write about shopping rompers for women for practice!
Just like the popular saying, “never be afraid to try something new because life gets boring when you stay in the limits of what you already know”. Whatever you wanna do, go do it. Who knows? It could be the plot twist in your life you’ve been waiting for.