I think it happened to everyone… Hobbies you had when you are young and which you loved to do, are forgotten when you are “grown up”. Seems to be part of life… But sometimes something happens that makes you think back and wonder why…
This happened for me when I found an advertisement from a company, where every now and then I buy something, in my mailbox. The price was the product looked good and the price was very nice. So before I really realized it I was on the website of the company to order the item.
When I was younger I used to draw and paint a lot. And no, it is not that I was very talented at it. I just enjoyed it a lot and it seemed that I made some nice thing. I can remember that there was this drawing of this mammoth where people were very enthusiastic about.
So when I saw this very nice case with all the basics that I would need to give my old hobby a new try and that for a more than acceptable price, I could do not much more than order it. It was delivered quickly as I am used of the company where I bought it.
BTW one more advantage of the Internet. Without the Internet I would never have seen this advertisement and I would have not been remembered in this way of my old hobby!
As said, the case contains all the basics… drawing pencils, some brushes, oil based paint, pastel chalks (also oil based), colored markers and such. And yes, I do realized that it is all not of supreme quality. But it is more than good enough to start with. When I really have fun with this all again and I do a lot, I can replace it bit by bit with better quality items.
It is just as with my photography hobby. In the beginning I was not sure if photography with a digital SLR camera would be really something for me. So I bought a more or less cheaper DSLR camera (Nikon D40). I learned a lot with that camera and found out that I loved this kind of camera’s. And now I own a DSLR that is described as professional camera (Nikon D300s). Okay, the replacement of the camera took a bit longer as planned, but that was caused by things as my move to Heemskerk and other important things I needed to spend money on.
As we talk about photography, such a case is fun to make detail pictures of :-).
Well, we will see where this all will lead to. Maybe I have lost completely the skills that I used to have. Maybe not :). And when it leads not to be actively drawing and painting again, it will be at least fun while trying it out again….
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