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Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Jan 18, 2014.
I got, do you?
Best regards, Herman
Not much. I used to fly stunt kites (hence the nickname), ride mountain bikes, and play guitar. These days I read a lot, and stumble from one medical appointment to the next (how depressing, sorry!)
I am addicted to the online version of the board game "Settlers of Catan".
When I have some time on my hands, which is like never, I love to make my own Frankenstein fountain pens for drawing:
I got into pens a while back (see Fountain pen Forum for occasional inspiration ) The Sailor Calligraphy has a neat nib & is pretty affordable but best for flex ( and blots) were the dip pens
I wasn't going to admit to a game addiction, but since you did, so will I. I love the hidden object genre, usually you can play or not as it pleases you. I made the mistake of beginning to play one on facebook (Criminal Case) which requires you to have a bazillion "friends" or you cannot progress. Oh well, new FB ID created for games only. Pathetic, me.
Been promising myself to get back into some artwork - got to make the time
Paint is attracting me at moment though I'm normally happier with pencil - got to move out of my comfort zone & try something - anything
I walk a lot. But mostly in the winter. Recently I've been considering getting back in to radio control power boats. (Offshore) Something I loved a long time ago.
Im a designer - illustrator www.nadameansnothing.com
I'd love to be able to do that! My Dad was great artist but alas I never inherited his talent
Motorcycling is my passion, and anything else with an engine second - I guess you could say I'm an incurable petrolhead. I don't ride as much as I used to since a hefty heart attack in April 2012, the long bike tours I used to do are now well off the agenda but i do get out for a few day rides now and then. My baby:.... http://www.dewisant-photography.net/y_ogb_BMW_R1200R.htm
One of my rides over the Yorkshire Dales, (and yes I know i cocked up the date on the opening credits, I'm numerically dyslexic) it was the first one a few months after the heart attack; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSZKBv8B6tE&feature=youtu.be
Apart from that I love the dogs, and the walks they take me everyday. I'm also thoroughly enjoying my photography again after retiring from doing it for a living a number years ago. It's lovely to take pictures just for me and not have to worry if they'll meet someone elses expectations. I never touched a camera seriously for a few years until 2010 when I rediscovered the DSLR. Now I've discovered m4/3 and absolutely love it.
Hifi. Stopped when my son was born (I had huge tube amps at the time). But lately I bought a nice headphone system and rediscovered my love for music.
Fantastic! So expressive. Pencil and paper... does not get much simpler than that. Anyplace, anytime... what a great "hobby".
Something other than photography? I don't understand the question.
My day job.
I'm hoping to give it up soon.
I play a left-handed, 5-string bass guitar (badly). I travel. I write. I collect Eagle annuals. Oh, and I would like to go back to painting watercolours.
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I do a lot of music stuff. Playing, listening, writing, going to various live things, just now mostly applying theory in real time to stuff on the radio with running commentary whilst operating... it drives my nurses daft. I did some recording a few years ago and have just recorded a couple of songs for a charity album, I don't actually have a copy of that though! I'm hoping to get it soonish. Until then I have some older stuff here: http://www.reverbnation.com/heathermccabe
Nothing of me and my first love though, the saxophone. I have a Selmer Mark VI Baritone sax who is just a dleight. Like an old car she has ticks and dings, and sometimes you have to ask her really nicely to do stuff, unlike my very eager Yamaha 62 alto which is live and springy. But due to volume levels, I mostly hang out with an acoustic guitar called Laurie, a Blueridge. She is so pretty.
I love kites too, I've got four now and they are great fun. I always have one in the car.
Just my motorcycle. This mostly involves maintenance and not falling off.
I used to dismember and recreate pens too
I write, stories, lyrics etc.. I hike (camera does go with). My art took its turn in photography but prior to that I drew and painted etc. Not sure I could anymore. The imagination is there, the skill isn't.
I play the guitar and fiddle, Have a nice Gibson Les Paul, and a couple of Taylor acoustics. I have two good fiddles. Also play keyboards, but not particularly well!
Music is my first love and photography is a close second :smile: