#L&SR #wednesdaybloggingchallenge I don’t JUST write, you know!

This week’s topic is Your Favorite Hobby and why.

Folks, this one wrote itself.

I was a kid in the 1960’s ( I know: I’m ollllllllllld!) and one of the fun-est things to do on craft day at school was decoupage.

Decoupage  (noun) the art or craft of decorating objects with paper cut-outs.

As a kid it was sososososo much fun acquiring and stocking up newspapers, magazines, comic books, even old catalogs, and cutting out pictures, items, images that I loved just so I could them glue them to things like shoe boxes, jewelry boxes, pictures frames, and give them as gifts. I was between the ages of 5 and 10, so in those days, these were the extent of my gift-giving persona.

Nowadays, I do better.

Nowadays, I decoupage old steamer trunks that I find at rummage sales, and in second hand stores.

I’ve decoupaged 5 trunks over the past 3 years and have 2  more waiting for me to find some free time. When they are complete, I give them away as gifts to people around me who ask. My daughter has 2, my BFF has one, and I’ve got the other 2. This one is sitting in my office behind the couch I use to take naps in when the words aren’t flowing as fast as I want them to.

You can see a cut out of my first book SKATER’S WALTZ on the top of this one! The book just celebrated it’s 4th book birthday on Monday and is on sale until 3.15 for just 99cents an ecopy. ( hee hee, shameless plug, sorry. Had to!)

This is the entire top of the picture above it and if you have really good eyes, you can see a cut out of my second book THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. I’ll give you a hint – it’s to the right ( your right as you’re looking at this) of Judy Garland.

Anyway, self promo over.

A trunk usually takes me anywhere from 1-2 months to complete, depending on the amount of damage the trunk has when I acquire it. The longest I’ve ever taken is 4 months because I had a trunk with an internal removable shelf. Both the inside of the trunk and the shelf had to be repaired, then papered, then decoupaged. I did the internals first, then proceeded to the outside.

That trunk is my favorite to date and holds sososososo much stuff I can’t stand it!

So. That’s my hobby. What about you?
Let’s see what the other authors in this blog hop do when they’re not writing away: L&SRBlogChallenge

And as always, look for me here when I’m not decoupaging, writing, or doing the other 7689 things I need to do daily:

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Here’s the link to my TELL ME ABOUT YOUR DAMN BOOK podcast interview, just in case you missed it: TMAYDB

and the link to my recent interview on NewHampshirePublicRadio

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7 responses to “#L&SR #wednesdaybloggingchallenge I don’t JUST write, you know!

  1. I decoupage ornaments of my critters when they pass on. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and started when my husband’s dog passed. It’s been very therapeutic. Good hobby 🙂

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  2. lydiaschoch

    That is such a cool hobby. I feel like you might have shared these photos here before ages ago? Either way, I’m impressed with all of the work you’ve put into making those trunks unique. They’re lovely.

    My post.

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  3. Kathy

    Ooh, send me one ok? They are gorgeous. I had this idea of a little shoebox when I first began to read but no…gorgeous pieces of furniture for my old oak furniture living room. Do you sell them?
    Well, obviously, you can tell I think this is a good hobby and a good post!

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  4. I used to do decoupage all the time when I was a kid…loved it! Nothing nearly as ambitious or cool as what you’re doing though. Very nice!

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  5. That’s really cool! I remember doing it as a kid, but not since. The idea of decoupaging an entire steamer trunk is ambitious, but you do excellent work.

    My post

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  6. I’m with some of the others… I used to decoupage when I was a kid (up through college) and really enjoyed it. Haven’t thought of it in years, though! My post is here: https://jhthomas.blogspot.com/2019/03/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-my.html

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  7. I’d never heard of decoupage, so that’s a new one on me. Looks like a great hobby to have.

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