A few weeks ago, I blogged that I dabbled in poetry, but also whenever the creative mood strikes me, I also dabble in other creative pursuits, such as drawing.
You could say I come from a bit of an artistic background; my mother was always drawing and painting and my sisters and I did art throughout our school years (pottery was always a favourite of mine – I loved getting my hands dirty). Many years ago, when I started working, my supervisor told me that I even look ‘the arty type’, though I never knew what exactly that meant – still don’t.
One of my sister’s took it on more than I ever did and had some of her paintings and drawings placed in science books and even in Australian Geographic magazine. Me, I draw occasionally, and when I do I prefer to do cartoons or manga drawings as I find them easier and more fun to do.
When it comes to drawing, one of the hardest things for me to do have always been faces, so I envy anyone who can do good portraits. This is why I’ve always been hesitant in drawing people. I always had difficulty in coming up with my own creations; I usually have to copy the work of somebody else, so I was destined never to be an ‘artist’ in that sense.
As well, I’ve taken up the ink pen and done some calligraphy. I wrote out the invitations for my own wedding as well as that of one of my friends. I’ve made my own cards and did some scrapbooking – even went so far as to create a scrapbook for my parents for their 50th wedding anniversary. I’m very much a ‘creative type’, so it would seem I’m a ‘right brain’ kind of person.
Yes, I draw and dabble in various other artistic pursuits, but my real artistic hobby is photography, which I have taken up in more recent years (and much prefer to be behind the camera than in front of it). I’ve also been given a new phone and have joined Instagram to experiment with. I tend to find photography to be much easier than some of these other endeavours though – just point and click. 😉
Do you have a creative pursuit as a hobby? Do you find some easier than others? Are you very much a ‘right brain’ person?