Monday, September 9, 2013

Express Yourself - Hobbies, Talents, Crafty

I saw this bloghop and couldn't resist joining in, so I'll be double posting today. I'm jumping on to the Express Yourself Meme hosted by Dani and Jackie, and this week the question is:

What is something crafty/handy you do or wish you did?

Other than writing, I love being creative. I love making things whether for my own amusement or to share with others. Over the years my artistic whims have had me making everything from beaded jewelry to bags to pillows to baby blankets. There are times when I will be totally into making something, and be absorbed in it for weeks, only to move on to something else. Guess that's an artists' prerogative?

One thing I've stuck with lately is my handmade cards, which I sell on my Etsy shop. I draw the designs using Illustrator and Photoshop, and print the cards myself too. Here are some examples:

Painting is also a hobby of mine, and I especially enjoy painting in anime style, guess it all stems from my interest in Japanese culture:

This was a fun bloghop, off to see what other crafty things people do!