Things I Would Try Out
Most likely I'm not the only one having a list with things I'd like to try out some day. It's like a wish list, but not necessarily a priority. The truth is, these activities can provide a nice experience and can also help to improve my skills, but also need investment, both time and financial investment. The list is long, so I'm only going to list a few craft activities and tell you why I'd like to try these out.
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Stained Glass is like a puzzle to me and like a magnet as well. Whenever I enter an old church that has stained glass, I'm standing in front of each one, admiring the scene for a few minutes. It's a type of art not really available for everyone. Obviously if you have the funds, you can do anything, but it's an expensive one, not like watercolor on paper.
Coloured glass has been produced since ancient times. Both the Egyptians and the Romans excelled at the manufacture of small colored glass objects. Phoenicia was important in glass manufacture with its chief centres Sidon, Tyre and Antioch. The British Museum holds two of the finest Roman pieces, the Lycurgus Cup, which is a murky mustard color but glows purple-red to transmitted light, and the cameo glass Portland vase which is midnight blue, with a carved white overlay.
In early Christian churches of the 4th and 5th centuries, there are many remaining windows which are filled with ornate patterns of thinly-sliced alabaster set into wooden frames, giving a stained-glass like effect. source
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This type of art is not new, as you can read in the quote above. It dates back to ancient times and was mostly used to decorate church windows. Back in those days different biblical scenes were favored and not abstract art, like today, which means those stained glass paintings must have been precise and accurate.
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Having no talent obviously makes it more like a dream, rather than something I can accomplish. I can try on a small piece, just to say I did it, but I would not expect any good outcome :)
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This one is not new either, it's not an invention of modern era and it's also like a puzzle as finding the perfect pieces for your artwork is not only time consuming but requires some talent as well.
The earliest known examples of mosaics made of different materials were found at a temple building in Abra, Mesopotamia, and are dated to the second half of 3rd millennium BC. They consist of pieces of colored stones, shells and ivory. Excavations at Susa and Chogha Zanbil show evidence of the first glazed tiles, dating from around 1500 BC. However, mosaic patterns were not used until the times of Sassanid Empire and Roman influence. source
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I remember the first mosaic piece I've seen was at an archeology site and I was 6 or so. I can't remember exactly what it was, but I loved it. I had a mosaic kit as a kid, plastic pieces that we used to create different designs, but that was a different game.
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Some countries are famous for their mosaic murals, among which I would name Portugal and Spain. There are a couple of artworks in my city as well, from the communist era, but nothing like in Spain for example.
This is an achievable dream as there are mosaic kits available these days, so all you need is the funds, thy will and some time. 2023 seems to be the perfect year to make my dream come true.
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Visiting fairs has a nice effect on you, if you're interested in crafting. You see so many nice and interesting things, there's no way you can remain indifferent, there's always an idea or two you'd like to try out.
Pottery is one of the oldest human inventions, originating before the Neolithic period, with ceramic objects like the Gravettian culture Venus of Dolní Věstonice figurine discovered in the Czech Republic dating back to 29,000–25,000 BC, and pottery vessels that were discovered in Jiangxi, China, which date back to 18,000 BC. Early Neolithic and pre-Neolithic pottery artifacts have been found, in Jōmon Japan (10,500 BC), the Russian Far East (14,000 BC), Sub-Saharan Africa (9,400 BC), South America (9,000s–7,000s BC), and the Middle East (7,000s–6,000s BC). source
Pottery is another ancient one that looks very interesting to me. Creating your own pots and bowls is quite an achievement. Obviously we have 3D printing available today, but it's not the same, never will be. This one can be achieved, as there are training courses, workshops, but with my nails ... 😂 I need to cut them first, which will be a painful experience. This falls into the dream category most likely, but you never know. If they allow you to work with gloves, I see more chance to happen.
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This one has been in my mind for a long time. Seeing all those lovely ceramics at fairs and different markets makes me want to try it out. I'm not sure how good I would be at ti, but will also never find out if I don't give it a try. I need to be ready to sacrifice a few post and see if I can create something acceptable. Those who are making and selling pottery were raised to do that and it was a must for them. They needed to learn how to do it, regardless of their talent or lack of talent.
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This is a tricky one because I have an allergy to those tiny fiber particles, that make me sneeze, so I would have to wear a mask, to avoid sneezing all the time, but would definitely try it out once. Yes, I said once because most likely I won't have the patience to do it long term, but it would be lovely to make a carpet or a wall cloth.
These activities can make you understand better what life used to be once, when there was no industry and people were self sufficient, making everything themselves. Today most of these things can be bought, ordered, and these activities are considered art, but back then they do that to survive and have the necessary things for their everyday life.
These posts are like a diary to me, I can document my journey and also look back to see when things happened. I listed 5 activities here, from which two can be achieved this year. So let's see how good I will be in making it happen.
What about you? What would you like to try out this year? Let me know in a comment. Remember, these are hobby level activities, not attempt of going pro.
Incredibly handcrafted. This should be emulated by the community
I'm not sure what you mean but thanks for stopping by.
Actually to convince someone is very difficult. In 2009 I did an activity like this with clay as a raw material
I only have to convince myself.
Try to do it just once. You must feel extraordinary, it's just that a little dirty
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Stained glass, mosaic, and pottery are all intricate and time-consuming crafts that require a certain level of skill and attention to detail. Each one also has a rich history and cultural significance.
Well, for me I don't think there are is any craft I would want to try out this year, but there are activities I would like to do as hobbies and one of the them is starting a youtube channel.
That is true but every artist had to start somewhere and practice was needed on their behalf too, so that's not a reason not to start practicing.
Good luck with your YouTube channel and don't forget that they can shut you down for no reason anytime.
Really, I don't see youtube shutting down in the nearest future or am I missing some info
Yes, you're missing some info. YouTube is not shutting down, but they can shut down your account. It's happened to others.
wow... first time hearing about it. Perhaps those people violated some rules or they didn't? Are there alternatives to Youtube?
Thing is, YouTube can do what they want. They tell you you did not respect the rules, without any further explanation or details. You know they are not right and there's no way to appeal either, so you know, not your key, not your account.
Ask @livinguktaiwan. Ask her what did she do to have her account shut down?
Thanks for the heads up.
You're welcome. You'd better use 3speak on Hive.
I want to say more games in the new year. Just kidding, I want to try new recipes and lots of other things in the new year. Some of them I won't write here and I want them to be a surprise 🤣.
So you're keeping secrets from me! Not nice @incublus, not nice! 😂
I'll share soon. Don't make me look bad 🤣
Keeping an eye on you 👁😎
I think every art craft is difficult and a lot of time taking ....but personally I like pottery art🤩 it is very interesting and also fun for me 🙂
We're on the same page then as I love pottery too.
Wow this was an interesting and educative read.
Every piece of artwork here has taken a lot of investment and you've said both financially and time wise.
I personally I'm in love with mosaic artworks and I have been able to work on something like that before.
If I had the opportunity I would explore more on it
Mosaic is lovely indeed and doable, if you want a small piece, not a big one. Maybe one day you'll have the opportunity.
I like the mosaic thing. I love legos very much and this year I would like to try to surround myself with one of those creations with thousands of bricks... I have time, now I have to find the money heh heh!
Nice post and beautiful experiences you want to have, I wish you to make them all 🤗
Looks like we all like creating something out of all pieces, like mosaic, Lego, puzzle. I hope you'll have the money to follow your passion :)
Thank you for the nice wishes, the most important is not even listed there, but hopefully I'm going to post about it next month.
Out of the five that you listed I am dying to learn pottery. Around four or five years ago I booked a pottery class session near in our place. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend it due to the work schedules piling up. The classes were cheap back then compared to now but if time and finances permit I will definitely try it as a hobby!
Pottery is a wonderful one. I hope you can find the time to book another and participate. It must be a wonderful experience. Good luck!
These are very wonderful stuff you want to try out but I think you can try them all out if you have a lot of free time.
I think I would also like to try pottery also. It always amazes me how they’re able to come up with all these beautiful stuff.
Another thing I want to try out is skating. I just developed an interest in it out of the blue.
It looks fun to me.
What is that? 😂 Ok, jokes aside, yes, free time is needed, so maybe one day ....
Skating? You mean ice skating or roller skating?
I mean ice skating. I’ve been watching movies of it lately and it looks really fun.
Ice skating is a lot of fun, till your find yourself on the ground a few times, then you are all bruised the next day. When I was a teenager, I was at the skating ring.
I don’t mind a few bruises if I get to have fun.
Really nice pictures, and it's interesting that a lot of the things you want to do are in arts and crafts. Hopefully you can do a lot of them this year.
Yes, art and crafts are working like a magnet. I'm going to try to do as much as I could, we'll see.
I am always a fan of handicrafts, arts, and so many creative things that a human hand could do & offer. Yet, I only tried some of them. I remember doing Weaving and Mosaic at school. I never enjoyed doing them, because I am not a very creative type of person. But just recently, I realized that I must somehow try some of it genuinely and willingly. Maybe this year is the right time.
People change in time and what seemed awful as a kid, may be nice as adult. You're thinking differently now, so don't waste any time, try out as many things as you can. Good luck :)
Great games with art.
I had a chance to visit an art exhibition. I will share that with the ecosystem later🥰
Thanks for sharing
Art exhibitions are a lot of fun!
Nice list you got here, but I don't think you will be able to use gloves when it comes to pottery, hands give it a certain smoothness.
This year I want to learn more digital skills and try new things, don't know those things yet but am sure I will get to know as the year goes by.
Happy new year
Everyone would laugh at me, thinking I don't want to get my hands dirty 😂 You are right, no gloves will be allowed.
I hope you can make your dream come true. Good luck and Happy New Year!
I hope so too, thank you for you kind words
Of all the blogs I've read about "Trying things this new year", I find this the most unique and most interesting way of developing one's personality. I find art ", especially the things you mentioned" a way of molding one's personality as it ignites one's creativity, patience (trial and error), and self-expression.
Hope you will try one of these this year Maam!
Aww, thank you for the nice words.
I couldn't have said better, all true.
Time will tell if I will be able to do those things, or not. In any case, I'll make posts about the progress.