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BoomerangValentine

690d

Anyone have recommendations for hobbies that I can do from bed with limited hand mobility? Bonus points if it’s something artsy/creative. I used to paint a lot, but I can’t really hold the brush anymore

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    • Anthea

      688d

      i really enjoy sewing! a lot of the more complex shapes can be difficult to cut out but there are lots of patterns that are just simple rectangles, even with clothing like shirts and things like that. quilting and patchwork art can also be fun. i also do a lot of computer art, specifically vector art and all that entails is practicing moving the mouse around!

    • Anthea

      688d

      i really enjoy sewing! a lot of the more complex shapes can be difficult to cut out but there are lots of patterns that are just simple rectangles, even with clothing like shirts and things like that. quilting and patchwork art can also be fun. i also do a lot of computer art, specifically vector art and all that entails is practicing moving the mouse around!

    • BoomerangValentine

      688d

      Thank you all so much!! I really appreciate all the tips and ideas!

    • Zel7

      689d

      I try to use thicker grips on items like pens. Wrap some tape or that self stick wrap stuff around your tool so it's a more comfy grip. Not too big to stress the joints though. I crochet when I can. I personally also like doing diamond dots paintings or reading.

    • Chesne

      689d

      I read a lot, but I don't know if that counts.

    • NatTheNerdGirl

      690d

      My wrists/fingers usually can’t do a huge amount of crochet or knitting. Try cross-stitch? 💕

    • BoomerangValentine

      690d

      Thank you so much everyone!! These are all such great ideas!!

    • wise

      690d

      I play a lot of Minecraft or the Sims, I don't need a ton of hand mobility or grip strength (good thing too because mine are shot) and they both have the capacity to be super creative games depending on how you play

    • Magpie42

      690d

      Macrame is a good suggestion. Hand or arm knitting is something you might look into as well, you use larger yarn and your fingers or arm as a hook. Loom knitting, you can find looms of all sizes so you could choose a larger one and use the larger yarn to make scarves to afghans. Online coloring books, like an app for an ipad or other touch screen device. I'm a voracious reader when I'm down with pain.

    • sstorm

      690d

      Mixed media? I started an R2D2 piece using only rhinestones of different sizes on canvas that I can do when bed is the only place that is comfy. I also create a lot of designs on the computer. I had to buy an oversized mouse cuz of hand pain.

    • Atusin

      690d

      doing art on a touch screen, or finger painting has been, in my experience, easier on my hands than holding a pen or paintbrush. but then again, the gripping is the hard part for me.

      • 3x3

        689d

        @Atusin You should check out pencil grips! They can really give you back ability to use pencils and paintbrushes and the like

    • LeeannD

      690d

      I use my cricut a lot. I make a lot of cards. I also weave, buuut that can require good days :)

    • saana

      690d

      I personally find macrame easier because the yarn is so thick

    • Student_girl

      690d

      I had the same issue- I loved drawing but it’s too hard now with my joints. I quilt on a sewing machine now, it’s great!

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