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Hondo
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While I was in treatment and long after I finished treatment I found keeping my mind busy was the best way to help me heal. As a kid I always loved models so I got into building model Rockets, Boats, and Air Planes.

This is a picture of my P51 I crashed it twice and had to rebuild it each time, I found because my brain is unable to comprehend more then one task at a time I am unable to fly it, but my Son say no problem Dad I will fly it for you and so the story continues.

Has any one else found a Hobby to do while in treatment or just something you love to do, if so please share it with us.

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Skiffin16
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My lifelong hobby has always been art...and fishing, LOL. Both relax me and I always enjoy both.

The photo that you see in my profile is one that I did of Shelley my wife, and my Mother's Beagle, SweetPea.

It's done with Prismacolor on Canson Mi-Teintes Paper. Prismacolor is a type of colored pencil that I like to use frequently for portraits.

I have a few other photos of my art work on my Expressions page. My main interest in subjects is portraits, wildlife, waterfowl, and beachy street scenes with high contrast colorful awnings in bright sunlit backgrounds.

Looking forward to seeing others here that also have a favorite hobby that they love and relax them.

Best,
John

MarineE5
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A wonderful talent that you have there. Semper Fidelis

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Skiffin16
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Thanks bro....

Everyday's a Holiday and every meal's a feast.... Marine Corps!!

Best,
John

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Hondo
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I am amazed at your talent

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Skiffin16
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Thanks, thought you knew that I was an artist also...

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sweetblood22
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Your work is beautiful John!

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Skiffin16
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Thank you all for the compliments....

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staceya
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Beautiful!

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matthewcplourde
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I've been telling stories my whole life, and some of my short fiction/editorials have been published. Until cancer, I was afraid to live my life outside the box society had created for me. Now, I'm much happier when I'm not trying to fight the artist within!

For anyone into fiction, feel free to check out my blog:

http://matthewcplourde.wordpress.com/

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Hondo
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I love stories are some of them on your blog

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matthewcplourde
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Yeah Hondo - follow the links on the right hand navigation :) Some of my shorter fiction is there. Free and less than 1000 words! Enjoy!

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Hondo
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Thanks for the link, I will be looking for the Eden book as soon as it is available and you are so right the Bird sings because it has a song to sings just like you have a story to tell.

Take care

rozaroo
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Congratulation's on the release of your book "Eden". My hubby is a huge fiction follower, so I will head to chapter's to see if it is available if not I shall order it. I find it best to let him read it first or he will be pestering me to hurry up & finish it,I like to take my time & enjoy a good book! Thank you for sharing your blog with us all!

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It's on iBooks and very soon on the nook, kindle, sony reader, etc etc. Available via paperback @Amazon very soon too :)

rozaroo
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It is a huge chain book store that has outlet's all across Canada! We have a Starbuck's at the one in my city. They have cozy chair's that you can sit at to review book's etc. Plus some evening's they even have entertainment. What I love about this store is they have computer station's set up where you can check to see if a certain book is available. If not, they are more than happy to source it & ship it in. I have ordered many book's & the service is wonderfull. Our Chapter's is roughly 10,000 square ft in size!

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matthewcplourde
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That sounds pretty neat! I'll have to head up to Canada for some signings :)

Stay tuned at my blog for news as to when it'll be available to order from bookstores... hopefully within 1-2 weeks!

rozaroo
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Matthew if you do a search the corporate name is Chapters Indigo.ca. There are quite a few in the Toronto area & I have been to the one on Bloor st many times.

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I make homemade quilts by hand. I started when I was about 12 years old, my mom taught me how to do them. I have made 6 of them so far. I also cross stitch, but have run out of room for them.

My dad's hobby is making furniture. He has made 20 pieces of furniture for my hourse and many other things for me when I was little.

Kathy

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Hondo
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I am always cold so maybe I can get you to make one of those quilts for me. Dads pastime in making furniture is also a key in keeping his mind well and body moving. I am 54 and some of my parts after treatment start to get a little sticky at times.

Take care and tell Dad helo

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fisrpotpe
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My hobby when the opportunities happen, I like to watch people. Just hang out downtown, at a market and etc. People are amazing!

Life is amazing!

John

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My wife and I are people watchers also, airports, malls, etc.....usually it gets us in trouble though. So we have to do it on the sly, LOL...

JG

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Hondo
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I have the same problem, every time I watch a young girl go by I get hit from my wife, what is up with that…….. I tell her I am just watching the scenery

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Bigfuzzydoug
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Unfortunately most of my hobbies are pretty intense physical and "on hold" for now:

triathlons - swimming, biking & running
catamaran sailing
windsurfing
mountain biking
skydiving
SCUBA diving

But I still have my family hobbies. I've been playing a bunch of Guitar Hero with my 9-yr-old daughter and losing horribly on the Wii to my 6-yr-old son who is scary-good at Mario Kart.

And I have my "geek" hobbies. In the thread "Who else gets 'death support responses'?" I said I was the geek-king. Well (and this is for 'sweetblood22') I'm such the geek-king... I now have a little more time to work on my latest robot. Yes, I build robots for fun! What kind of robots? Well, to me, the best kind of robot is the funny kind, which is the kind that will do the most inane task you can possibly think of. So the latest one senses when the toilet paper is out and automatically change the roll for you.

My contribution to the fine arts! ;-p

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Skiffin16
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The job's not finished until the paperwork is done....

JG

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Hondo
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Let me know when you are ready for Scuba again we can go down to Honduras I know a great place called Utila, some of the best diving you will ever do

MarineE5
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Hondo,

Great post, myself, I enjoy Genealogy. It has led me to several trips to other countries to visit cousins that I found.

Each person is a book as well. I remember working with a guy many years ago. He always acted inmature for his age and I along with many of my co-workers had nicknamed him Goofy like the Disney character. He was big and clumsy as well. One day he over heard me state that I wanted to tile my kitchen. He said he would help and show me how to do it. I thought, right, he has a rough time at work, what will this look like with him helping.

He invited me over to his house and to meet his wife, have coffee and see what his handy worked at home looked like. Turns out his father was a tile layer and he had helped his dad for years. He did beautiful work and I said yes, I could use your help. But that wasn't the kicker. While walking around his house, I noticed these beautiful paintings on the walls and asked where they bought them. His wife said, we didn't buy them, Al painted them. I about fell over. So, I learned a valueable lesson that day. Do not judge a book by it's cover. He ended up helping do my kitchen, but to my surprise, he had painted me a beautiful picture of an old Sail boat on the high seas and framed it with stained drift wood. Amazing.

My Best to Everyone Here

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Skiffin16
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Are you saying that I'm goofy...LOL, just teasing.

~JG

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Hondo
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You are so right about every person is a book, the only way to know them it to read what is inside and not the cover

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zinniemay
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I do Genealogy and like it very much, I have been doing our family tree for over 15 years. I crochet, do Mosaics almost any craft. My husband likes to buy cars that have been wreck and he rebuilds them . He loves that and that is his hobby.

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I play lead guitar in a rock band but I want to branch into Americana and folk so I can get my mandolin chops down. I have an accordion too and would like to play it better. Music is the only thing in my life that allows me to think about nothing else but the moment. It's meditative in that way and I don't do enough of it.

Best,

Mick

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soccerfreaks
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Well said and so true for me as well, especially the part about not doing enough of it. I used to sing well enough to be invited on stage with local bands, but since surgeries to the tongue, throat, and lungs, that aspect of my 'hobby' (I would probably call it a passion, instead) has taken a hit.

Take care,

Joe

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Long live the King!

Really? Robots?? Really?? You win! :) That is really cool.

Some of you may have read some of my hobbies on the other thread. I am just feeling well enough to pick my hobbies back up. So I love to star gaze. I have three telescopes. I used to sing second soprano in two choirs. I have gone back to rehearsal for one of them, The West Branch Chorale, but my voice has taken a beating and my mouth is so dry I am not having much luck trying to sing. I also used to do mixed media art. I had a few pieces published in magazines and I did get a couple of my rubber stamp art materials out of my storage shed. I also did scrapbooking. My problem is very limited space. Trying to get an area to work on some rubber stamp art. Love to read. Got a couple of sci fi fantasy books and Ancient Alien theory books to read. Love fashion. Just read two books on style. I am also working on sewing a few new skirts and bags for my Renaissance Faire costumes. It's a challenge cause I don't know how to sew. I am doing it by hand and making it up as I go. So far so good.

Another hobby was cooking. Which I am getting back to now too. Eating and cooking is taking up like six hrs of my day. I'm not complaining I am thrilled to be eating!

Also love books and programs on Medieval History, Renaissance, Egyptology, ancient cites like the pyramids, ankgor wat, Stone Henge etc, and Gordon Ramsay.

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My mom has made me a Medieval dress before. She also made me a civil war era dress. It was a lot of work. I am impressed that you are taking on that kind of project. My mom keeps suggesting that I learn to sew something other then quilts. I have not gotten that brave. I would love to see a picture when you are done.

Kathy

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Now that I am using my iPhone I can't upload pictures to this site. I have pictures on my facebook. Any one who wants my FB real name you can PM me and I will send it to you. If you send me a friend request put ur screen name in there if you can so I can accept it. I want to change my picture on here so maybe if I get to my friends house next weekend I can use her wireless connection And my lap top to change my pic and post a few new photos to my expressions page.

I love hand made quilts. I love to look at the ones at the county fair every year. Also sometimes they have antique quilt shows in the area. I had one my grandmother made and my ex husband put it outside in the dog-gloo. It was ruined. Grrr.

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Hondo
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I loved doing this when I was in Pathfinders

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sweetblood22
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Double post.

timreichhart
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I like to do:
work on computers
do networking
work on cars
or anything that I can use my hands to build stuff or fix things.

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Hondo
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Mick all the best to you and Joe, I too love music but had to give it up when I lost the tip of my middle finger. Sometimes at night I still get the old girl out of the case and strum and few cords, I can still get lost in the pure melody of a few strings

rmkbrad
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We built our own house, 4300 feet of blood and sweat. Also snowmobiling, boating, fishing, crabbing, riding ATV's. Anything outdoors, my thoughts what a better place to have a church service than in the middle of gods country. I always say a little prayer to say thanks for the moment and the beutiful country he has provided us with. We live in the sierra mountain range.

brad

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denistd
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Music, music, music in that order. Not really a hobby, a way of living, I started out on guitar at age twelve in England, I have been at it ever since with some minor successes. Have played with, recorded with, opened up for the biggest British bands of my era (sixties, seventies and 80s). Whereas I have hung it up now, I follow things and artists as they blossom. Steve Marriott's kids, for those going who? he was the lead singer with Humble Pie. His kids are doing great, his Toby out of Atlanta and his daughter Mollie in the UK. So yeah, I guess my hobby now is talent spotting. Denis

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My hobby is creating a home. I have been creating hominess since I was a teen with my bedroom being my first space. I love sitting in a room and sensing what will color the walls and fill the spaces. I love brousing catalogs and home stores for just the right piece. Along with homemaking comes cooking and baking. I make a mean apple pie, chocolate chip cookies, banana bread, homemade baked beans. I was raised in Pennsylvania Dutch Country so that has been a very strong influence. My home gives me peace.

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Hondo
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I love apple pie, and you are so right when you said "My home gives me Peace"

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sweetblood22
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That is just how I pictured you to be. Your loving, comforting, nurturing and homey spirit are evident. :)

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Hondo
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I love to hear some of your stuff do you have anything on youtube

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denistd
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If I knew how to put a link off of youtube there are several songs there from the band, Scam, Tony Jackson was with the Searchers through needles and pins, he left and started his own band the Vibrations, he initially played bass with the band for about nine months and then decided to just sing so I joined as bass player, prior to that I was with Steve Marriott. If someone knows how I can put the link up please let me know. Denis

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Wow, Humble Pie was the first concert (of many) I ever went to, at the Arie Crown in Chicago. That brings on the memories....Cheers

Jimbo

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soccerfreaks
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For some reason I have always thought Peter Frampton was the lead singer.

Learn something new every day!

Take care,

Joe

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Hondo
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Hi Brad, you said that right, I never been there but I sure seen a lot of pictures of the place.

Take care

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delnative
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For me, it's hunting. It's probably not quite accurate to call it a hobby, because it's a lot more serious than stamp collecting or scrapbooking. For me, hunting is a way to put organic, hormone-free meat on the table, not to mention the opportunity to get out into the woods and enjoy God's creation.
My rads and chemo went from August through early October of 2008. I made it a personal goal that I would survive that brutal experience and get out into the woods when deer season arrived in November.
My friends in my hunt club took me duck hunting only two or three weeks after I'd completed rads and chemo. I was pretty miserable, but they took care of me and I had a great time.
And then, on the opening day of deer season, I got a deer and somehow mustered up the strength to drag it out, field dress it and take it to the butcher.
That meant the world to me, and I'm convinced that my determination to hunt that fall helped me get through it all.
Y'all might not be hunters, but if you have something that's dear to you, hold it near and use it for inspiration. Worked for me anyway.

--Jim in Delaware

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Greg53
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I like to think I know a little about everyone here from all your posts. This is another step in getting to know all of you. (Kind of interesting to see if your hobby fits in with my perception of each of you).

Fishing
Hiking
Boating of any kind
Bird-watching/Nature-watching
Backpacking
Kayaking
Latest endeavor is volunteering at a local no-kill animal shelter

Positive thoughts to all!

Greg

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