I’ve posted before about my newfound obsession with diamond painting.
After 6-7 months, I feel like I’ve settled into the hobby and, at the same time, still feel in many ways like a complete newbie. As with every hobby, especially a crafting one, there are tons of groups to join, companies to try, and hordes of accessories that every ‘serious’ diamond painter needs. 😛
I started off slow, promising myself that I wouldn’t jump in with both feet until I was sure it was something I liked.
I’m sure. 😀
I’ve completed over 16 projects, and I’m still just as enamored with it now as I was when I started. Of course, I now have added all kinds of accessories, including this beauty:
After hogging the dining room table for months, I finally decided to break down and get a drafting table. It’s so much easier on my back and neck, with the added bonus of not having to worry about dragging projects around or putting them away every night.
Now, whatever I’m working on can live on the drafting table until it’s done. Some of my projects are still going to be too large for the surface, but that’s okay. I now have a dedicated space for them. 🙂
I’ve even done several projects for others, including this wacky giraffe:
One of the most fun things I’ve discovered while doing this hobby is mystery diamond paintings. You get a kit with the canvas and diamonds, but there is no picture or colors printed on it, just the symbols in black and white. So you don’t know what the picture is of until you complete it. I’ve done two already and have a third waiting to be completed. The most recent mystery one I did was claimed by my oldest after she saw it finished:
I love how it turned out and it is now framed and waiting for her to decide where to hang it. 😀
Someday I’ll get around to finally painting some of those D&D minis I’ve got laying around, but right now I’d rather be diamond painting – just like these awesome stickers my husband made me say:
Have you picked up any new hobbies due to the pandemic?