Showing posts with label Hobby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hobby. Show all posts

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Refreshing Our Minds

Our life is full of experiences, trials, problems, happiness, sadness that sometimes we feel that we are burden by it. Those that are working a 9-5 work at the office then it turn will be a wife/husband and mother/ father to their family once they got home can be stressful. I have a friend who juggles her office career and home life every day.

We all know that problems and excessive stress in our lives can make us sick literally. Doing things all the time can be boring as well so we need to know how to freshen our minds. Pausing from work from time-to-time can be helpful. Stretching can be beneficial as well. Listening to music can be very helpful. You can listen to calming music if you want to rest.. pop in dance music if you want to groove or play your fave musical instrument if you have time. It's never to late to learn any musical instrument as well like trying out a gibson es 137 electric guitar to bring out the rocker in you.

You can take on a hobby like writing, croeheting, photography and more. Whatever you feel like doing just to keep you relax will do good.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Keep Calm, Make Art

keep calm make art

Almost everyday, our lives can be busy. If you're a professional that works in the office or a busy person working full time in the house, we all need time to rest and take on a hubby. There are others that collect stamps, postcards etc, while others spend their leisure time reading a book or watching movie. Others would go into sports while others love crafts and arts and that includes me.


Every time, I am stressed or simply have nothing to do, I just open my photoshop to start making a digi-scrapbooking layout or design some graphics. It can divert my attention to my creativity. I was once addicted to crocheting, crafts (making topiaries etc.), collecting stamps/ decorative soaps, cross-stitching and digital photography. I have to say that art makes me relax and feel calm as well.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

We Can Express Ourselves Through Hobbies

I guess most of us already has a hobby that we love doing if we have spare time. Getting into a hobby can relieve us from stress and can make our minds more creative as well. Personally, I have quite few hobbies , I started arts and craft, in the 80's, cross-stitching and crocheting in the 90's, and recently I'm into digital photography and digital scrapbooking. I enjoyed all of them because it is where I can express myself. Hobbies are relaxing and gives us a different euphoria every time we finished a project or has done something nice.



My brothers are into visual art (painting and photography) and like me, they can express their creative side through that. There are actually so many hobbies that we can get into just know your passion. Some guys are into building model kits and even buy moebius models online. Others collect items, into car racing and more.

What about you, what is your hobby?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A New Addition to the Family

My usual routine in the morning before going to work is to read my personal/work mails and browse my Facebook account. I was surprised to see a photo of my niece holding a very cute dog whom at that time has no name yet. It was a cavoodle dog, mix breed of King Charles Spaniel and mini poodle. He was only 6 weeks old and her mom bought it at the dog shop.

They named it Prince and now, he is the new addition to my sister’s family. I know he’ll be spoiled and I learned that he’s been sleeping at my sister’s bed at the moment as it was too cold in their place right now. Wintertime is coming so putting him on his bed alone will only make him cry. Ahhh.. poor doggie. I hope they’ll love and take care of that dog like what I’m doing with my own baby dog Sophie. I’m sure they’ll become pet lovers now that Prince is in their home.

Initially, my sister doesn’t want to get a dog because her son is allergic to animal’s fur but she changed her mind. With their new spacious house, Prince will have a big space to run around. I was even more surprised when I learned that my brother-in-law was crazy about the dog and his project of buying a billiard table and other billiards supplies for his recreation area is put on hold bec. he found Prince to be a good companion.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Born Artist

Let me boast for a while here, please. I can say that our family has an inclination towards art. In fact, 2 of my older brothers are visuals artist who also won national painting and photography contests. There's no wonder that their kids also follow their footsteps. Some loves photography, graphic/web designing and the youngest of the pack loves to draw and doodle.


I always see my 7 yr-old niece drawing something on paper. She loves to draw people and recently fashion clothes like dresses and gowns. We've been telling her that who knows maybe one day she'll be a famous designer of her own or designing urban clothing both men and women. I hope that she'll keep her interests until she grows up for we'll be so proud of her.


Just tonight, I gave her some papers where she can draw when she's at our house after dinner. She quickly drew some gowns and of course I praised her works and tell her to draw some more. I even showed her some photos online where she can get some inspirations and she loved that idea.

Monday, August 30, 2010

His Priced Possession

My brother is a certified junk/old stuffhoarder ..lol What makes me say that? He actually collects memorabilia and even displayed it in their house. Actually there's a small space in their house where he made a glass table at the center and he puts his collections so that his friends and our relatives can see.


He actually loves the complements that he is getting everytime someone says that his collection is nice and rare to find. He has this old Tagalog magazines, comics even dated way back in the 60's, photos of local celebrities, stamps, gold coins, LP record and more. Name it and I guess he has it.


His collections are his priced possession like what he said and he told us that in the future he can sell them at fairly good amount.Up to now he is still continuing of adding more stuff to his collection by buying from someone who has some old stuff that they've been keeping for years.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Get into Arts and Craft

Our family is into arts and crafts and it’s our way of expressing ourselves. Different members of our family are into different things such as oil painting on canvass, digital photography, digital scrapbooking, film making, web designing and cross-stitching. We all enjoy what we are doing and in fact my older bro even received recognitions and prizes for his winning entries in painting competitions. I think it is important that we all have at least one hobby, it is a great de-stressor and a great chance to express some creativity. So I encourage everyone to find a hobby that you love.


There are so many different hobbies that you can get interested in. One very creative hobby is pottery. The increase in the number of colorful glazes and the different clays available can result in some very unique and beautiful ceramic products. If you have an interest in pottery and ceramics, AMACO/Brent is a great website to go to for all of your pottery needs. They carry many different clays, glazes, and potting tools. They sell handy items like a ware cart, used to transport or store your products, potter's wheels for those interested in wheel throwing and slab rollers to flatten the clay to a consistent thickness. AMACO/Brent is one of the leading suppliers of quality crafts and pottery supplies in the US and they have actually many dealers around the country where you can find these supplies. Students can also learn from their craft lessons.


AMACO/Brent is a one-stop shop for ceramic, crafts and pottery supplies. While browsing their site I also learned that artists, teachers, students, professional potters, and craft artists can gather together in a social networking community. This is a very good venue for them to share their tips, ideas, creations and more.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Little Behind

Oh no.... I am little behind in uploading my Project 365 or my photo-a-day photos at my Flickr account. Blame it on me as I became too busy lately with a lot of things. Oh well at least I don't intend of stopping taking photos each day because I am already half way through. I just need to download some photos at my memory card then If I find time this weekend I will put watermark on them.

Wish me luck so I can have more ideas on what to take photos each day.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Creative In Me

I have always loved arts and crafts for as long as I can remember it and I guess it runs in our family. My dad in his younger and single years used to do paintings of scenery. In fact, we have one of his painting of Mt. Mayon in Albay still kept as a souvenir. If I am not mistaken it was drawn way back in the 60's or 70's, I have to check on this one.

I remember I have always enjoyed doing crafts like crochet, tatting and embroidery way back in elementary and highschool. I also made crafts like, door hangers, door wreaths for myself and as gifts as well. Buying local natural items even brought me to Divisoria where I can buy them at low price because it was wholesale. It was fun but later on, I had to give up making such because I found another new hobby.

In the 90's, Cross-Stitching faved its way to hands of hobby lovers. I found myself stitching in 1995 till the wee hours of the night. It was rewarding to see all my stitched works framed and hanged up on the wall. If I will have time I will shared some photos here. I did stitched till 2001.

I later found DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING as my hobby now and I have made and have printed some of my works. I am also into DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY which I enjoyed as well.

How about you what is/are your hobby/hobbies?

Friday, February 27, 2009

On Digi- Scrapping

Hooray, I have embarked into a new very ambitious project of mine and as a result a Project 365 is on the way. Finally finished all the layouts from week 1- 5 that I made for the whole month and I am so happy with the results. I am keeping my fingers crossed so that I can finish all of them this year.

You know it's a bit hard to take photos each day bec. there are time that I am running out of ideas but at least I am keeping up with it. Here are the layouts that I made for the month of JANUARY.
Week 5Week 4Week 3
Week 2week1