Are you creative in ways that don’t include writing?

I’m about to embark on a new project! And it isn’t a writing project! I stumbled upon this and was immediately excited! I’ve never done any crocheting before, but I’m thinking this could be something new and different to dedicate my time to. I’m off to my local craft store today to get a crochet hook… whatever that is.

Do you guys do any creative things outside of writing? I’ve been doing Project Life for about a year and a half now, and I love dedicating time to that each week.

What creative ventures do you guys work on outside of writing?

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82 Responses to Are you creative in ways that don’t include writing?

  1. Harliqueen says:

    I do love crocheting 🙂 I also love art and comics, though I haven’t drawn for a while.

    Good luck with the project, it looks fab!

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  2. Definitely! I do sketches whenever I can find the time, mostly in ballpoint pen. I like to think I’m alright at it too 🙂 Visual art came along long before writing for me and I don’t think I could give either up! Good luck for the crochet!

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  3. Cassie says:

    I paint, draw, graphic arts, crochet, sew…so many things. I’m quite artsy in general.

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  4. I’m not a bad seamstress, I have made my own dresses and clothes, mainly to wear for the Live Action Roleplay Events that I do, but I am turning a worn out pair of jeans into a skirt at the moment as well. I think it’s lovely to be able to make things with your hands since it means that you can make it exactly the way you want to.

    I’m also an accomplished baker, because the end result of baking is tasty!

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  5. sklase says:

    before I worked so much, I really liked cooking.

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  6. Mick Theebs says:

    That’s great you’re exploring other avenues for creativity!

    I, myself, am also a painter in addition to a writer.

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  7. Dancing, Knitting, Sewing! I also love photography although I desperately need to get my OM1 fixed. Good luck with your crochet project!

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  8. Widdershins says:

    I started out crocheting slippers for me and the missus, now I had regular Christmas orders for the whole family … Beware. Something crafty this way comes! 😮

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    • One of my very first crocheting projects was elf slippers that my mother found in Family Circle back in the very early 80’s. I think I may still have that oh-so-simple pattern in the knitting bag.

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  9. Good luck! Crotcheting and knitting are great ways to pass time when you’re watching TV or thinking about story plots 🙂

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  10. barn7777 says:

    I do several creative things outside of writing, mainly nail art, but occasionally jewelry making and scrap booking. I would like to start painting as well. I wish I was good at sewing–maybe that is something I will try to learn one day.

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  11. Lisa Thomson says:

    I’ve dabbled in crafty projects, figure drawing, jewelry making, and the like. But writing is by far my most consistent creative outlet.

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  12. Millie Ho says:

    I do art and make music. Everything contributes to writing.

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  13. Yoga, and I sing in a choir. If I had time I’d also draw and play guitar or piano. I agree with Millie, everything contributes to writing.

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  14. Kaesey says:

    Yes! I quilt and sew and refinish old furniture. And I do my own home renovations, which has turned out to be a far more creative endeavor than I expected. (Old building = creative solutions to unexpected things behind walls.) Photos of all of the above on my blog. Doing something with my hands is a great outlet and often lets my mind go off in new directions.

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  15. Dustin says:

    I am very creative, mostly in the Arts. Outside of writing, I enjoy drawing, painting, photography, and have been intrigued by pottery for years..:)

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  16. lemonbar77 says:

    I’ve been crocheting since 2007 and love it. It’s a great way to stay creative, but use a different part of the mind than what writing requires. Sometimes that part needs a rest.

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  17. I crochet! If you ever need patterns good for beginners or any advice let me know. I’ll try to answer your questions. Youtube tutorials are a fantastic resource too.
    ~Megan

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  18. tlehmann says:

    I think that creativity and the desire to produce is an innate desire. Writing is just a form that comes to mind. Keep on being creative!

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  19. sarahlearichards says:

    I am learning to be. I’ve been teaching myself how to make beautiful handmade soap, I’ve been creating decorative switchplates for my home, and getting back into the culinary arts. Writing will always be my first love, but it’s nice to get away from the computer.

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  20. Filmbell says:

    Every lesson in life can be found in one’s garden, if one is fortunate enough. You’ll notice that Jesus Christ, in his aphorisms, turned again and again to the lessons and images of the garden, the orchard, the wheatfield, and seeds that fall fruitlessly upon the stones. I don’t remember him once saying, “And here’s another carpentry metaphor I discovered, while I was at my old workbench…”

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