A lot of us are still spending a lot more time in the home, which might mean that the same old hobbies we have been trying out might not cut it anymore. We need fresh stimulation now and then! If you’ve been feeling the itch to create, then here are four creative disciplines you can learn in your own home without having to go anywhere.
Putting pen to paper
Creative writing can be an incredibly freeing exercise. You don’t have to be good, or even competent, to start, but once you start writing, you can feel the creative switch turn on and it can even help you start thinking more creatively in your daily life. There are plenty of websites with writing prompts if you don’t have any ideas to start with, challenging you to start writing a story based on an idea that’s given to you at random.
A lot of people have the mindset that they simply “cannot draw.” However, the truth is that, even if not everyone can become a Picasso, everyone can learn to improve their own drawing style. Whether it’s for the sake of entertaining yourself with doodles or because you have visual ideas that you want to be able to put on paper, look at, and share, there are online drawing classes that can help you get a little more confident in your ability to grow as an artist.
Bringing images to life
If you are already a somewhat decent artist or you are at least comfortable with using art programs, then you could go a step further. Taking inspiration from teams like this animation studio, you could start to look into animating. Aside from being a creative skill, animating is also highly technical, helping you become more familiar with digital technology at the same time. Many professional animators start off as amateurs just messing around, as well.
Play a tune
Music can be a pretty prohibitive hobby to get into, it seems. You might think it takes a lot of investment to pick up an instrument and get started. If you want to learn a specific instrument, you might be right. However, if you want to just start learning to play music, there are very affordable keyboards that you could probably fit into your budget without much stress.
Starting a blog
If you’re not the kind of person for fiction writing, you don’t necessarily have to take things in that direction. If you have a topic that you love to speak at length about or have some expertise in, you can always find your audience online and start a blog about it. If you’re able to monetise that blog, you might even be able to start a little side-hustle with it, helping you boost the household budget by doing something you love.
Finding your creative spark can be a fantastic way to let out some tension, to express yourself, and to enjoy the joy of creating something that stands apart from you and can be enjoyed by others. It’s worth trying.
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you feel inspired to start a hobby or side hustle.