Lifestyle and Interviews

WHY HOBBIES ARE IMPORTANT

April 21, 2016

LedByLucy-Pottery-ClassWe are often encouraged to do hobbies as youngsters. I remember I used to do dance on a Monday (jazz, freestyle and rock ‘n’ roll), netball on a Wednesday after-school (hated it), then drama club at lunch time with the occasional outward bound holiday thrown into the mix (so much fun). But as time passes we often grow out of them, because our vocation is unrelated and they get left behind.

I’ve always loved being creative. Art, textiles, photography, reading and writing are favourites of mine. One of my main reasons for starting this blog was so I could continue to practice and grow in those areas after leaving university. But the digital and social media side can dominate sometimes. That’s not always such a bad thing, but I have been craving to get my hands on a project that feels completely organic and none digital, resulting in a physical creation.

ledbylucy-making-potteryI went along to a pottery studio (something I’ve never done before) and did exactly that. I didn’t use my phone for inspiration from Pinterest or Google which has become the norm in the modern world. I simply sat down and began to paint using brush strokes that felt relaxing, colours that caught my eye, creating a pattern that was simply what I felt like doing in the moment.

This pot could of quite easily turned into a project. For example, a gift for someone. That would’ve been efficient use of my time, killing two birds with one stone. But that automatically comes with a specific brief or deadline, and we have enough of those day to day. I purposely didn’t take it too seriously and enjoyed the process rather than focusing on the end result. It was so relaxing!

ledbylucy-painting-pottery-berlinHere is my finished pot. It isn’t perfect but I love it. It’s a bit like a horcrux from Harry potter…hear me out. Rather than containing a fragment of a dark Wizard that makes Harry’s scar hurt… it reminds me of that calm and serene feeling that I had as I created it.Handpainted-pottery-orange

Suggested Post: DIY Washi Tape Project

You Might Also Like

5 Comments

  • Reply Lee April 21, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    I also started my blog to continue my hobbies of photography and fashion but it’s definitely important to step away and make something like this!! what a cute pot!! I love going to these pottery painting studios – definitely need to do it again soon.

    Lee – leethrifts.com

    • Reply Lucy April 22, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Thank you Lee, please send me a pic of your pot once it’s finished! Lucy x

  • Reply Immy May April 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Oooh I used to LOVE going to a place like this back on the Isle of Wight. I also used to dance about five times a week and go to bunch of things after school, I always see my blog as my hobby as it give me that opportunity to bake / take pictures / write but I really want to get into something that is completely separate from the digital world. I would actually give knitting a whirl. hmmm. Lovely plate by the way! Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

    • Reply Lucy June 1, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you Immy, let me know how the knitting goes!

  • Reply Marcela September 9, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    More things I need to try!

  • Leave a Reply