Continuing My Quest for some new ‘TALENTS’😊

So about 6 months ago, when we had just about stepped into 2020, I had written a post (read My Quest for a new β€˜Talent’) basically elaborating on the lack of any special skills or talents that I can brag about or post on social media to make my ‘social media friends’ go awww in awe of my talents and also be a source of joy to myself in the process. So I set out on a quest to look through every nook and corner of YouTube, Instagram to see if it would give me new ideas that I could pursue in this quest for finding me a ‘talent’. A few such activities/ideas did make it to my coveted ‘Talents to be tried’ list…some worked out, some not quite … thought it will be fun to share it with you all.

Wait, is that πŸ‘†πŸ‘† me? Well, I will let you be the judge of that…let’s get started πŸ˜€

1. Paint by numbers : πŸ‘ŽπŸ»

When I came across this, I was blown away..I always thought painting was fun but it’s been years since I have held a painting brush in my hand. So the idea of numbers guiding through was so encouraging. I mean it had 2 favourite things of mine..numbers and paints. It could never go wrong. As the Amazon package arrived, I looked at it and immediately made plans to hang the ‘masterpiece’ in the living room to soak up praises from anyone visiting. 😎

However, it’s only when I started, I realized it was no mean feat. The canvas was quite big and the numbers minuscule. It was a test of my patience and my eye sight. But I didn’t give up. For the next few days, every night I was hard at work. And I did make some progress. But the end was nowhere in sight. After more than a month of such perseverance, I realized I wasn’t even halfway through. My enthusiasm and patience was weaning off. My husband saying, ‘hey I can’t figure out what the hell you’ve been trying to draw for the past few weeks’ was the last straw…it’s still lying there waiting to be finished. Maybe one day I will pick up from where I left it and finish it. Maybe once it’s finished, it will really look good. Honestly, it’s a great idea. If you are really really patient, this is perfect for you. For me, I ran out of patience and this talent didn’t quite work out. πŸ˜”

Here I started 😁
Here I halted πŸ˜”

2. Gardening: πŸ‘πŸ»

Well, I know this is more of a hobby than a talent. But it’s something I have picked up pretty recently so I thought it deserves a mention. Now if you do read my blog regularly or even scroll through some of my recent blogs (My Mini Garden Tales, Spring for my Soul πŸŒ»πŸŒΌπŸ¦‹πŸŒΊ), you will know that I have totally fallen in love with gardening. Every morning, that’s the first place I go to. To see if seeds have sprouted or there are new flowers blooming or some plant needs some pruning. I make a mental list of the things to do in the mini garden later in the day. It’s tedious and time consuming but hell, I love it!! So yayy. thumbs up alright 🌼🌻🌺🌹

3. Bottle Painting: πŸ‘πŸ»

I have to say, this has to be the best thing I stumbled upon on YouTube. There are some amazing channels on YouTube with detailed tutorial videos on painting bottles and decorating them with different things. I am as addicted to watching these videos as I am into trying them all out..so far, I have tried my hand at mandala art, glass paint, tissues, lentils, pista covers, Charred paper and currently clay…all on glass bottles..it’s so engrossing and creatively very satisfying.

Some of the bottle art projects πŸΎπŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨

And once done, they make way to my work desk where they are displayed in all their glory and just looking at them makes me happy. At this rate, I fear I have to get a bigger table just to fit them all. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Earlier, I would get Amazon packages regularly with new clothes, tops and dresses. These days, it’s all about my art supplies. Colors, brushes, varnish, glue, clay etc etc. In fact at the back of my mind, I am always thinking of my next project, what to do and how to do it. So this one definitely gets a big thumbs up πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€πŸ’Ÿ

Here’s how I put them bottles to some use to decorate my space. πŸ˜€πŸŒΌ

4. Good ol’ painting: πŸ‘πŸ»

Since I already had all the colors and brushes for bottle painting, I thought, why not try the traditional water painting. Honestly, I am NOT a great painter. I can draw sceneries but I CANNOT draw human figures, I just don’t get the dimensions right and they end up looking more like hobbits. 🀷Yet, it feels so great to draw and paint in a coloring book. Reminds me of my childhood. I haven’t done much although. Definitely hope to do more of it in the coming days. But that’s a thumbs up too πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ¨

Just these 2 so far

Infact I have been using up all the paints to paint whatever I can find, mugs, cardboard boxes…Its just fun playing around with colors and giving them a makeover. πŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ˜€

Apart from all these, I am always looking for new DIY projects that aren’t too complicated and will be fun thing to do. I have made a list of few more things like wall decor items, making artificial flowers out of waste materials. We’ll see how that goes.

But what I have realised in the past few months is that we are never too old to try something new. We just have to take the initiative and jump right in…maybe the first time, it won’t be that good or not any good at all, but who cares. As long as we have fun and enjoy ourselves, thats all that really matters.

So if there’s something that you have always wanted to try out, but couldn’t , for whatever reason, now’s as good a time as any. Give it a go. Am sure you will enjoy yourself. Do tell in the comments. πŸ˜€βœŒοΈ

71 thoughts on “Continuing My Quest for some new ‘TALENTS’😊

  1. Wow you are quite talented!! I love the different things you tried! I love paint by numbers actually.. Lol.. I finished about 3 of them already… I also love jigsaw puzzles… Like more than 1000 pieces..😍. Thanks for sharing what you did. I love your paintings by the way!! βœ¨β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ™

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    1. Wow Diana, you finished 3 paint by numbers projects? that’s absolutely incredible!! I couldn’t even finish one. Definitely,your patience shines through πŸ‘πŸ‘…I love jigsaw puzzles too but I haven’t tried them in like forever…you gave me a good idea…πŸ€©πŸ˜€

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  2. How wonderful that you attempted so many talents and skills, listened to your heart about what you would like to continue or not. I loved your bottle art and the paintings that you created – very beautifully done I think. πŸ’›

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    1. Thank you so much Pragalbha. You’re always so sweet. Well I have to admit, I am having fun with the colors and creativity after all these years…it’s relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable so far…don’t know how much I can continue once offices reopen and we go back to pre covid normal life….but hopefully I will be able to hold on to some of these…what about you Pragalbha? What are your hobbies/talents?

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      1. You are very welcome πŸ’›

        I have to confess I do not keep much hobbies. I am joy-fully occupied with learning through reading, writing, listening to teachers, studying, teaching, cooking, nature walks, experiencing life, contemplating …:)

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      2. So much and you say you don’t have hobbies Pragalbha?? No way!! Everything you have listed here are so meaningful and enriching…that’s the point of having hobbies anywaysπŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

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    1. Thank you so much Joana….I dont really know what all I am good at…just trying out a bunch of stuff to see what sticks…but it’s been fun so far… enjoying the process…what about you? What are things you enjoy doing or you’re good at?

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  3. It’s amazing that you have tried your hand at so many things. I’ve wanted to try the paint my number but I’ve never tried it out. I loved your bottle painting and water paintings. I love to try out diy projects too. Your garden looks amazing.. I’m glad that you’re trying your hand at so many things! Great achievements. Great going, G!

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    1. Thanks ShwetaπŸ˜πŸ’—…I guess the lockdown and the pandemic has allowed me to try so many stuff…never had the time for any of it earlier….you must try the paint by numbers if you have patience..it’s really engaging and needs complete focus…do share your DIY projects…I would love to know and try them out myself. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks Arnav…..I am still trying to figure out what really interests me and what I am good at…in the meantime, I am enjoying the process and the things I am trying outπŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks a bunch CindyπŸ’—πŸ’—…paint by numbers is indeed an amazing concept..you just need to have tons of patience to complete the project..I ran out of it midwayπŸ˜›πŸ˜›

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  4. Bro…WHAAAAT! WOW. This is amazing! So so so coool. Firstly, can you please link me to that number painting thing, I want to try it!! Complete your. Even half done it’s so gorgeous ❀❀ I already knew you are amazing at gardening. Bottle painting 😍😍😍😍 best best best best! I want links for those too. Please!!! I have a couple of bottles lying, they need this! I have done oil painting and I am not that good but just doing them is therapeutic. I love this post sooooo much. My most favorite is that colorful bottle with I think lights inside it? 😍❀

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    1. Thanks so much 😍😍 for the paint by numbers, just search with the same on Amazon. And for bottle painting, just search with ‘bottle art’ on YouTube..you will get loads of links…am sure you will get hooked to just watching the videos and then get started…am looking forward to some such posts from you gal🀩πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. Oh thank you so much TanishQ πŸ˜€πŸ˜€… if you painted before, then you must take it up again…it’s just a wonderful feeling to use all the colors πŸ’“πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¨

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    1. Thank you so much Neil…these are the only 2 I painted so far..hope to do more of it….what are your hobbies/talents? I hope you get a chance to pursue them to your heart’s content 😍πŸ₯°

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  5. Wowww!! I’m very happy to see your post..! And you’re very talented..! All the images are very beautiful..! You’re amazing..! Keep up the Amazing work dear..! I’m flattered by your works..! Beautifully done dear..!πŸ€—πŸ€— Keep shinning..!❀️✨

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    1. Thanks Simmi. I am beyond delighted that my post inspired you to try these ideas out. And you must give it a go. You won’t complain. Do share an update. 🀩πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ€—

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  6. Beautifully penned down. If you are interested than you can be a part of my anthology that I’m compiling name as ” I’ll be there for you.” If interested than let me know

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    1. Thank you Mitali for reading and liking the post. Thank you so much for the offer to collaborate with you. Haven’t done it before but would love to give it a shot. Please let me know what to do πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š

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  7. I applaud you in your cultivating your hobbies and interests and in encouraging others to do so at whatever point in their lives. I don’t have the patience or the talent for painting, but at the ripe age of fifty-something , I have taught myself guitar and amuse myself by dressing up my teddy bear in outfits I have designed myself. Here’s to us!

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    1. Thank you for so much encouragement….i realized it really doesn’t matter what we do as long as we keep pushing ourselves, trying out different things and enjoying it all..kudos to you for learning guitar, I have heard it ain’t as easy as it looks…and dressing up teddies in custom made outfits…how cool is that!!! Pls do share a pic or few in your next blogs 😍🀩😍🀩

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  8. Oh wow wow! You are multi talented πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘
    Your painting by numbers is a cottage in falls right? It was coming along nice I think, you should persist and finish it.
    And the bottles are brilliant! If you set up an art shop I am pre booking πŸ–ŒοΈπŸ–ΌοΈπŸŽ¨

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    1. Oh thanks Deb!!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ yes you’re right…art by numbers thing was nice but it was too tedious and I just ran out of patience and dedication…maybe I will take it up again…if only I had 100 more like you offering to pre book, I might have contemplated giving up my tech job(read sweat shop😭) to setup a full time art shop…that’d be nice 🀩🀩

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