With the possibility of full vaccination just around the corner, there’s a good chance you will have to reckon with the question, “What did you do during quarantine?” at some point. If you haven’t really been doing anything during quarantine, don’t fret, we have some quick hobbies to pick up really quickly so you can seem like you were super busy developing as a person instead of rocking in the corner in fear of what’s to come.
Needle felting is an easy-enough hobby that involves repeatedly stabbing wool or similar material with a sharp barbed needle until it gets compacted into a shape. There’s no requirement that you have to learn how to make anything but a ball, which is right around the limit to what you’re capable of doing right now. Then you can post a picture of your shitty little felt craft on Instagram and be all like, “Wouldn’t have made it through this past year without my new fav hobby <3” and no one will ever know you actually just watched all 17 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy four times in a row.
This hobby requires some supplies but has a really impressive payoff that will have people thinking you are a dedicated artist who knows what they’re doing, and not someone who smoked weed for several hours a day for the past year. With a few acrylic paints, a pouring medium, and some canvas, you will be able to create beautiful one-of-a-kind patterns by just tilting the canvas as the paint spreads to your liking. Haha, what weed dependency? You’re just an artiste with a vision!
I mean, you technically took over 1000 pictures of your cat, so.
Technically you’re probably doing this by just having stamps in your desk drawer. Plus, we have a strong feeling you won’t receive any follow-up questions about it so no need to actually do anything at all.
There you have it: four hobbies that are lightning-fast to learn or you may already be doing! Now you won’t have to lie to the nosy people who expect you to be finding time for self-expression during a pandemic! You got through it the best you could – poorly!