Hey, everybody! Today I am going to talk about something very frugal! And that topic is some of my old and current hobbies!
Besides being frugal, in my past, I have always been an artist. I knew that I was an artist when I first started school and I held up a piece of artwork in kindergarten and then said to myself, “I am an artist!” Not bad for self realizing a life purpose at young age. 😉 Then later on in life when I was in my 20’s, I realized I am also an awesome cool writer as well. 🙂 Still working on becoming a cool published writer though. Someday! 😀
But the frugal hobby I have recently picked back up was art. For the past few years, I was not drawing a lot of art because I was not really inspired by a lot of things in order for me to draw a really cool picture. But since recently, I decided to pick my pencil up again and start drawing artwork! I’m really excited to be able to possibly share a few of my pieces on my blog even though my blog is not really about my art. But hey, it’s my blog and doing art is pretty frugal, so I would say it fits right in. 🙂 Especially if the artwork is on printer paper and can be stored away easily. That always satisfies my minimalist side of me and artistic side of me.
I have one recent piece that I will not show here in this blog post, but in another blog post series about my art. So please stayed tune for that! 🙂
My art style I specialize in is traditional art. Black and white pen art especially. In the 6th grade, I was taught by a fabulous art teacher the techniques of crosshatching and pointillism using a black ink pen and it has stayed with me since. I would like to branch out into to color someday, but me and color don’t really mix. But maybe someday. 🙂
I will also tell you about my current hobbies as well. One of my hobbies, or lifestyle, is also being a minimalist. Contrary to popular belief, minimalism just isn’t all white walls with white furniture or living out of a backpack. My wonderful readers, minimalism is anything you want it to be! 😀 Only having what you need and love… A place for everything and everything in its place… That is minimalism to me. 🙂 And I must say I roll with the minimalist wave pretty well! Although I can be a little messy at times like falling behind on my laundry. 😛 But doesn’t everyone? 🙂
As I have said earlier, I also like to write. Either working on my current original story or sometimes a fanfiction is something I like to do. And blogging, of course! 🙂
Another hobby I enjoy participating in is reading manga and watching anime. Well, I like reading my favorite manga series more instead of watching them. 🙂 I have been participating in this hobby ever since grade school and I enjoy it a lot. ❤ It is always nice to dive into other worlds and read about cool characters in manga, or Japanese comics, doing cool things. I enjoy watching anime (Japanese cartoons) as well because I am always exposed to cool Japanese music, or J-Pop songs, from anime that I love listening to sometimes. Of course, the only reason I do not like watching anime very much compared to reading manga is that sometimes anime is just an advertisement to get you to read a manga. It works a lot of the time, but it is always incomplete never finishing a series it starts. That’s what makes me mad about it. But some anime does not pull this dirty trick and actually continues a series and becomes an ongoing show. Those kinds of anime usually are some I can appreciate. 🙂
Also, besides minimalism, I also like being organized. Did you know that I liked being organized so much that I wanted to become a professional organizer? Well yeeeeeaah… That didn’t happen. But I can tell you that my closet is very spick and span and you could find almost anything in it since everything is so orderly. Yup, talk about the good life right there, haha. 🙂
And my last hobby is cooking! Sometimes on the weekends, I like to try out new recipes I find on cooking blogs and cross my fingers they turn out successful. Most do, but a few are duds. The dud ones always suck because you spend so much money buying the ingredients for them and then they turn out bad. I mean, really? 😡 So yeah, cooking is always an adventure! 🙂
Alas, I believe that wraps up all of my hobbies I have currently! All of them are pretty fun and mostly frugal activities that I participate in! However, expensive hobbies I avoid like the plague. These hobbies include anything that needs pricey clothing or equipment. Just… no. > _>
What are your hobbies?