I collect antique maps and prints of Lake Huron. I started this wierd hobby after seeing old maps on the walls of harbour master offices when I would be cruising in my boat. Then I hooked up with my old professor from University who actually wrote the book on early maps of North America. I have the oldest privately owned map of Lake Huron, from 1660. There is one from 1657, but it is in a museum in France. I would like to start collecting ladies underwear too. Any takers? I mean givers...
Interesting topic...it's nice to see there are a lot of others out there with passions in life. I have a long list of hobbies (some might say I am kind of a schizophrenic with hobbies) but some of my most passionate ones include photography, painting and stained glass. Living in Colorado has turned photography into the hobby I spend the most time on right now. The landscapes, vistas, people and mountains here are amazing and provide so many shooting opportunites no matter what the season is. I am currently working on my own website to display and share my passion with others. Travelling is another hobby I enjoy that goes hand in hand with photography and I recently returned from Costa Rica which is an amazingly beautiful place. Next up will be Africa and maybe Romania. Anyone who wants to share stories of travelling or see any of my photos can drop me a line.
Wow, what an interesting array of hobbies we all have! I have always had many and varied interests and I am happy to say my life is never boring! I love music in general, listening to it and playing it myself. I play the classical guitar and also the piano (that's gotten a bit rusty over time since I haven't had a piano at home for years) - love most kinds of music, depending on my mood of the moment. Lately been listening a lot to hard rock very loud while driving! It's great! I love reading - my faves being thrillers (John Grisham style) or biographies or autobiographies. Photography is one of my passions - I love to take pictures but I have yet to buy a digital camera. I'm still with the old system..;-) but I will soon because this little hobby has been costing me a fortune! I'm doing belly-dancing and ballroom dancing as well. I work out pretty regularly in the fitness room. Love going to the movies or watching a DVD at home. My all-time fave comedy series is Frasier! It was brilliant. Any Frasier fans out there?? Tried scuba diving once - would love to do it again! It was incredible being underwater - complete silence... and all the beautiful colors and corals and fish and ... sharks!! Wonderful! What a rush of adrenaline! :-D
most of my hobiies are solitary ones..like knitting, crotchet, sewing , writing...so that I don't ahve to look fro friens to do it with..have helped to keep me busy and happy thru the long lonely hours living in cold miserable London where it is hard to find friends..
First of all, I love to sing. I have been singing since I was young, mostly Christian music. I like to karaoke, and I LOVE to dance! I really enjoy travelling. I lived in Finland for almost two years and have been to Sweden, Estonia and EGYPT!!!!!! I had my first scuba diving experience in Egypt. What a high, it's like another world. Most of all I enjoy people.
My hobbies include reading, belly dancing/dancing, yoga and mostly being involved in animal rights issues. I guess I may be able to add reading the various messages on the forums, they are insightful, hilarious and very entertaining...hehe!!
I would like to chime in on this tread. I like to build airplanes as a hobby. Yes the big ones. I am on my third one. To me this is art to others it is crazy. Art comes in many forms; few are noticed or appreciated. Art to a man can be really different compared to a woman. To a lot of men a tricked out Harley or the lines of a fast car, a well designed mechanical device can be art and believe it or not I think a woman can be natures art at its best. Why were always window shoping. We need to hear more diverse kinds of art here.
I think that our hobbies really give us true meaning for our soul. I am a singer. My sound is a lot like a cross between Olivia Newton-John and Allison Krauss. I love to do everything from Jazz to Opera. Country is OK.... Basically, I love to sing it all.
I have a CD that I am promoting. If anyone there would like a copy let me know. I think $5 plus the cost of shipping would be fine. It is 20 songs of Cover artists, but in my style. Artists like Frank Sinatra/Norah Jones/Olivia Newton-John/Barbra Streisand and others. Let me know. I love to share. Just after you listen, promote to others if you really like it.
HI everyone. I am a leather artist. (No, that does not mean whips and chains!). I do three dimensional portraits of horses and people in leather (framed fine art). I've shown all across the US, Europe and Japan. Am also a silver and goldsmith and a writer (worked as a journalist for 14 years). Can't imagine living without adding beauty to a day. That is the art of living!
I was impressed with the wide array of activities everyone takes part in. My creative juices are channeled into writing. I've written for several daily papers and am attempting to transition into freelance magazine work. I finally secured my first book credit this year as a contributor for one of the Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies. I often think that if I hadn't chosen law, I would've went into journalism.
Well I'm terrible at art, but appreciate it....can't play an a note but enjoy most types of music and listening to it...have an eclectic mix of CD's and attend alot of concerts.......read a ton, from the paper to biographies, interesting what we can learn from others lives.....self improvement and expanding thought books.....have taken up gardening.....not always successfully but enjoy getting my hands dirty and the effort......playing with the computer and trying to figure it out without formal training, great challenge......... got a puppy this year, my first dog, always had cats but this has been fun and a loving experience and interesting on how to train her........enjoy my job and working with the elderly...emotionally rewarding and a challenge some days......home renovations......somethings I'm great at.....others.....well going to have to hire a professional to fix! :D Travel and seeing and exploring new (to me)places.
I guess that's about it.....enjoying new and different things, my children and grandchildren when I get to see them, live about 500 miles away!
Just enjoying the ride and the scenery of life I think is what I'm saying.