I love so many forms of art. I’ve dabbled in beading and jewelry; photography and painting and pastels. I make dreamcatchers (and when I find the right materials, I’ll post pictures of the steampunked dreamcatchers I’m itching to make). I even used to take voice lessons. Not that they helped.
But my favorite forms of art, outside of writing?
Dancing and acting. I love the physicality — how all you need is your body to tell a story. There is something magical about that. Two shows hold auditions next weekend, but unfortunately the performance schedules of both conflict with the World Fantasy Convention. (Anyone else going to Toronto in November?)
Mash-ups. The blurring and blending of media. I love those too, for the unexpectedness. I love when the telling of a story becomes a multi-sensory experience — one where we are made aware of the different senses. Reading a (traditional) book involves the texture in your hands, the rustle of turning pages, the scent of ink and paper…but we aren’t necessarily aware of those things on a conscious level.
I also have a love affair with architecture, but that’s another post.
So tell me about your loves: your passions and your hobbies. What do you love to do, even if you don’t know much, or don’t have confidence in your abilities? Things you wouldn’t necessarily use to define yourself? (I define myself as a writer, but not a dancer or photographer, and certainly not a singer.) You don’t have to be good at something to love it.