Hobby Day, May 13 – 14 2021

May 13th and 14th 2021 was Hobby Day, a day dedicated to the aspiring craftspeople, ambitious creators, and old professionals who pour their heart and soul into their hobby!

The last year saw an explosion in hobbies (RIP woodworkers and lumber prices) as we sought out new ways to spend our free time at home, learn new skills, and banish those lockdown blues. Photography, cross-stitching, miniature painting, model trains (are you not into trains!?), blacksmithing, gardening, you name it!

1,500 Imgurians took to the colorful Hobby tag to share their creations, as Most Viral filled to the brim with colorful creations and ingenious inventions. Here’s a few of the community’s, and our favorites from the event!

Just thought I'd share my Mercedes 300sl oil painting that took me a 150 hours. She was worth it!

First up is the aptly named Imgurian @realisticcarpainting with their beautiful recreation of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, the German auto manufacturer’s iconic 1950’s sports coupe. Spending over 150 hours on the photo-perfect rendition, they rocketed into Most Viral as one of the top posts of Hobby Day.

My hobby: perler beads

Many of us spent countless hours playing with Perler Beads, but Imgurian @malcolmfox has taken beads to a whole new level with these beautiful and intricate Perler creations. With pop culture icons from video games, TV, and film, they’ve been creating these bead-scapes for themselves and their daughter, with a steady hand, mountains of beads, and a trusty pair of tweezers!

Funemployment means more time for hobbies

One way or another, covid has meant a bunch more hobby time for a lot of people, for some, like @monstermashedpotatos this meant keeping themselves busy during a period of unemployment. To beat the blues, they took up a new passion in the form of crocheting, making stylish sweaters with gorgeously detailed sleeves, or beautiful gradient patterns.

Here's my hobby and passion Imgur!

Putting the macro in the micro, @Nohalfmeasures21 has been taking entire galaxies down to the small scale in the form of painted jewelry, compasses, and even a dog or two on the mini scale. These galactic artworks are interspersed with pressed flower pendants and an exquisite galaxy view canvas.

My hobby is photographing forgotten places

For our final pick, we cross over to the realm of photography, and in particular the genre of abandoned photography, where intrepid adventurers, armed with their cameras and personal protective equipment, head into long-forgotten places, often frozen in time. @Supercow101 started exploring these places back in 2008, taking incredibly framed photographs, finding clues to the past, and taking part in a kind of modern archaeology with buildings, notes, and equipment untouched for decades.

We hope you enjoyed Hobby Day! We certainly enjoyed seeing your amazing and diverse creations, pastimes, and talents. If you’d like to catch up on all the posts from the day, make sure and check out the Hobby tag!

Source: Imgur

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