First off, I have to say that it has been years since I have begun a new hobby of any kind. I think the last time that I started spending time working on a hobby it was when I started knitting. Though I really liked doing it, it seemed like I never had time to devote knitting anything that I or someone else could actually use. But my latest hobby of painting is something completely different and I love it more than I ever thought that I would.
I am not sure why it is so much better than knitting for me, but perhaps it relaxes me more than any other hobby that I have tried. Knitting is great because I can follow a pattern if I want, but I don’t really have to and it will still turn out ok. But if you do it that way you are still pretty much doing the same stitch over and over. And then there is painting.
With painting I can make whatever I want with the paint and paintbrushes. I can use whichever color of paint that I want and paint any type of canvas I want. One of the things that I love to paint right now is the wall in the basement of my home. I have been trying new techniques on the wall and I don’t really care how it turns out at all. I am not sure that I will keep the wall how it is right now, but so far I like that it is kind of a mish mash of different things. If nothing else, it shows that I am learning new ways to painting and having fun doing it.