Winter Hobby

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    Lillium_Lover Seedling

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    It gets pretty cold here come January to March, and sometime into April. We have had temps as low as -30 degrees (thats with the wind chill factor). So during those cold months, when I am not working, I color. I have a room dedicated just for it.
    I guess you could say I have a ton of markers/pens/paints. I color all sorts of things, from many different artists. Yes, I can draw, but I prefer to just do the coloring. I also create digital art, when my hands start to hurt from coloring.
    Some of it is abstract (the digital art). 20210102_171123.jpg


    So, this is my winter hobby.
     

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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Oooh, nice! You must have a lot of patience for that I guess? Thanks for showing it. I do genealogy during winter and play an assortment of games for relaxation.
     
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    @Droopy - Thank you! I have been accused of having a lot of patience, yes. For me, it is very relaxing. Lineage of family..? That must take patience as well, finding all the correct people and names.
     
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    Nah, the Web has lots of lovely, informative sites to look now, even digitalized records of the Ellis Island immigrants. As long as I have a starting point research is pretty smooth in most cases. Takes a lot of time to punch names, dates, etc. into the program I'm using though, but I like the research.
     



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    I like research as well. Im glad that its not tough for you.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Wow, thats amazing! I'm a horrible artist, so I can appreciate the work that goes into that!
    My winter hobby is also genealogy. Last year I taught myself how to do stained glass. My daughters figure skating also takes a lot of my time. Around March or early April, its back into gardening with the planting of seeds!
     
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    Thanks Netty. Interesting, 2 geneaology pro hobbiest , thats really neat! :like: I know sports for kids takes up a lot of time. Thats when I start outside too. This year it was in April, I was outside in a tank top, it was 45 degrees. I worked up a sweat and got some color to my white bones.LOL
     
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    Thank you Logan
     
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    Yes Frank! Thanks Frank!
     
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    Amazing! Wonderful job and talent LL. When my adult girls come home...we colour. We sit and visit...and colour. :heart:Your steampunk kitten is fabulous! ( Thanks for the heads up for the name there Frank ). Very beautifully done and I would think relaxing. :)
     
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    Thanks Melody. Yes, it is so relaxing. I put on my classical music, and just dive in. I color for hours upon hours. I guess you could say its my 'alone' time, when Im not in the garden. The steampunk kitty is one of my favs, I really like how the eyes turned out. :)

    Oh, and my 1st dried flower arrangement. I like it. Its simple, but fall-ish.
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    Thank you Logan. I ended up getting a small vase and ribbon to put it in, and I added some yellow to it. Thank you, I am happy with it!
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