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Creativity Inventory

Just for fun – and because list-making is one of my true and lasting loves – I’ve gone back and scoured the furthest recesses of my brain to come up with a (hopefully comprehensive) compilation of the leisure-time, hobby-type, creative activities I’ve learned (or, in far too many cases, attempted and abandoned) in the past.

It actually turned out to be QUITE a list!

(Please note, though, that these items represent a wide, wide variety of skill levels! In other words, just because something shows up on the list doesn’t mean that I did it well, or even stuck with it for long… but I did try, which is to me one of the most important things in life.)

So without further ado, I present…

My Lifetime Inventory of Attempted
Leisure-time, Hobby-type, Creative Activities

  1. Playing musical instruments – piano, flute, clarinet, guitar
  2. Jewellery making using wire, beads, leather, polymer clay, metal, etc.
  3. Sewing
  4. Crocheting
  5. Knitting
  6. Needle felting
  7. Cross-stitch
  8. Macramé
  9. Rug hooking
  10. Weaving friendship bracelets
  11. Scrapbooking
  12. Rubber stamping
  13. Paper making
  14. Book making
  15. Origami
  16. Sketching using pencil, charcoal, pastels, etc.
  17. Sketching using a drawing app
  18. Zentangle® and ZIA (Zentangle®-Inspired Art)
  19. Oil painting
  20. Découpage
  21. Papier-mâché
  22. Wax sculptures
  23. 30 Days of Creativity Challenge
  24. Photography
  25. iPhoneography with editing apps and filters
  26. Photo A Day Challenge
  27. Aromatherapy
  28. Making bath goodies – salts, bombs, oils, etc.
  29. Sushi making
  30. Vegetarian cooking
  31. Baking
  32. Writing poetry
  33. Writing newspaper articles
  34. Journalling
  35. Blogging
  36. Mindful Writing Challenge (Small Stones)
  37. Rock tumbling
  38. Basket making
  39. Copper tooling
  40. Indoor hydroponic gardening
  41. Herb gardening
  42. Acting
  43. Web design
  44. Flash design
  45. Icon making
  46. Learning French
  47. Learning Italian
  48. The Artist’s Way

Well, that’s all I can dream up at the moment – but I reserve the right to edit as more things come to mind (or as I try something new). And I’m always up for something new… feel free to inspire me!

How many of these have you tried? What can you add?
Please share!

NaBloPoMo February 2014

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.