Dedication to Hobbies

Was on holiday the past 2 days...proper holiday and not being sick, I went on a hobby rampage...hehe.. Hubby's away in US so I had the whole day to myself doing things I love... It was such a rare treat!

So I decided to treat myself to an afternoon of doing nothing but my hobbies. First I tried 3D nail art. I bought 2 sets of UV nail gels and acrylic powder things for manicures and a UV lamp to cure my nails 2 years ago. Finally, I took them out of their boxes and tried them out. Hubby and I had a conversation about the things I can do the other day. I can do just about everything but I get bored after I learn how to do them sort of like 'a jack of all trade but master of none' that's what I am. And he is one of those who learns a skill and then masters it. I said I get bored of it after I learn how to do it so I never master anything. Anyways, with that thought in mind, I decided to try my hand at 3D nail art since I can do manicures reasonably well. With the kitchen door open and chilly wind coming in to disperse the smell of the acrylic powder, this is the result.

Not wanting to try it on my nails after my manicure, I tried it on one of my nail polish bottles. First, it's sculpting the flower and leaves then when that hardened under my UV lamp, I put gel colour on it. And because I got the UV lamp off Ebay..hehe..it was cheap, only about 50% of the gel hardened. sigh! no idea how I'm going to use that bottle of nail polish without getting sticky gel on my fingers from now on. Good thing I have 2 bottles of that colour! lol

So with my creative gear kicking in, next was drawing and painting.  Again, I have this art set from 2 years ago.
 
I envy people who can draw and paint! And encouraged by websites claiming it's a learned skill, I looked for flowers to copy. I wanted to do roses but that was beyond me after I saw the pics on the website. So I chose easy tulips to draw...hehe...


On the right is my attempt using colour pencils. The left is water colours.  I'm actually quite proud of my water colour attempt...hehe..I thought the colour tone is quite good...hehe... here's a close up.



I think I'm going to look back at this years from now and think I'm so glad to have tried that and to keep that painting online. I don't think I'll do another one soon. All my creative juices have run out! lol...

6 comments:

SJB said...

Nice painting.

Bea said...

thanx... I am sooo proud of that painting I couldn't put it away! and hubby was surprised I painted that when he came home..lol

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Bea, wow! You are very artistic and creative....nothing like being alone and doing what you like.
By the way, hows the fish & chips there? Sure miss good old London fish & chips with roe, white vinegar and eating from a newspaper. Have fun, Lee.

tiee said...

you are multi-talented! If i have nothing to do i'd just sit back or lie down on the bed, just being useless. OMG! I'm no good with my hands.

shirley said...

wow.. your hobby can make income...

Bea said...

Thanx, Tiee.

Shirley, I wish!!!!

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