- They have an unending desire to enrol in various hobbies;
- Once they fall in love with a hobby, they stick with it until it stops being intrinsically valuable;
- They care enough about the hobby, that they want to improve the practices and lives of people involved in it;
- The place of practice (of the hobby) becomes their “zen” space;
- They become willing to spend time and money on all things related to the hobby;
- People they meet along the way give them a sense of community;
- All worries seem to feel less important, and the sharing of the spaces, materials, and ideas bring purpose, creativity and calm.
There maybe no such thing as a serious hobbyist but there’s definitely a sense of belonging when a hobby
can make someone feel any of those things. Woodwork certainly makes me feel that way!
Below is my latest project in progress: a portable island bench with a butcher’s block on top serving as a platform! I am hoping that I can fit more people in my cooking classes once I finish this project.