Creating art used to be one of my favorite hobbies as a kid. I grew up in a printing company, and in my free time I would look through color books, and listen to conversations about what colors and prints would go well together, I would also sit with my colored pencils and draw on A3 papers. In college I took some product design classes and learned how to use different techniques and mixed media to create art.
Fast forward to life post graduation, I found that I didn’t have time to sit down and create something from scratch. It almost felt like I forgot about an old friend. And when I would sit down to make something, I never felt that it was good.. Instead, I spent a lot of my free time binge watching Netflix and Youtube videos.
Since staying home in quarantine, I suddenly have lots of time on my hands and I began to rethink the way I spend my time. I told myself that this is the best time to pick up this old hobby again. No excuses and no distractions - other than my needy pup! I sat down and learned how to do abstract digital artwork in Photoshop! Creating digital compositions has made me extremely proud of myself! I have even started using some of these new skills to create illustrations and visual content for Rekindling! It has given me a sense of fulfillment that watching Youtube never could. If you also have a hobby which you’ve forgotten about, I encourage you to pick it up again! You may be surprised by how much it brings you joy.