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Unusual hobbies. What to surprise friends with?

If you were tired of banal needlework, then get acquainted with a selection of the most unusual types of creativity rather! Production of kaff, latte - an art, a carving, scrapbooking and mekhend - here those types of hobbies about which you, perhaps, even did not hear.

Standard forms of creativity, such as drawing, embroidery, a writing of poetry or stories, each reader was fond, probably, but only the few open for themselves absolutely new ways to create fine. If you were tired of banal needlework, then get acquainted with a selection of the most unusual types of creativity rather! Perhaps, to one of these occupations you will find in yourself the hidden talent?

1. Production of kaff.

What is it? the Word “kaff“ came from English and literally means “cuffs“, however in modern understanding it the jewelry for ears which is not demanding punctures.

History. Kaffy probably earrings, habitual for us, appeared even earlier, than: the first mention of them is dated 2300 BC Kaffy were always the major accessories, but especially the fashion to them had a kind feeling in the 18th century. Since 2010 - x years, kaffam seriously became interested designers and just creative people, and the new hobby - production of decorative bagatelles by means of a wire and accessories appears.

Description. Kaffy now not only are extremely fashionable, but also have big advantages before ear rings. In - the first, they are much more practical and are more comfortable, thanks to special fastening it is possible to carry at times bulky (but such beautiful!) jewelry, without risking to stretch and damage an ear lobe. And in - the second, kaffa allow to decorate all ear, and not just its lower part.

2. Scrapbooking

What is it? Scrapbooking is transferred as “the book from cuttings“ and is one of the most beautiful and interesting hobbies which purpose consists in registration of photo albums.

History. the Technology of scrapbooking is for the first time mentioned in 1598, and since then only continues to be improved and develop. In many books of that time it is told about fashion on this art. If you remember, then even in “Eugene Onegin“ it is mentioned certain albums in which “… you will find / Two hearts, a torch and flowers; / Here truly you will read oaths / In love to a grave“.

Therefore it is especially pleasant to i to begin to be engaged in creativity of which distinguished aristocrats of the 19th century were fond.

Description. the Basic purpose of scrapbooking - to keep the memorable moments by means of competent placement of photos, notes, drawings, souvenirs on paper pages. Scrapbooking is of special interest for creative people because combines a set of the directions, improves taste and leaves a boundless scope for creativity. And as a bonus, owning technology of registration, you will be able always to make an individual gift by any holiday and for any person.

3. Mekhendi (Mende).

What is it? Mekhendi - one of types of drawing drawing on a body by means of henna.

History. Mekhendi appeared in Ancient Egypt, but also popularly and in the east, and in Indonesia, and it is especially welcomed in India. In these countries the list henna has also ritual value: it is considered that drawing brings happiness and preserves against failures, that is why brides before a wedding often decorate themselves with such patterns. The hobby of a mekhenda came to Europe rather recently and now carries out only a decorative role.

Description. Unlike tattoos, the list henna keeps about three weeks therefore it is possible to experiment infinitely with a form and the place of drawing a pattern and not to be afraid that drawing will bother. Generally mekhend - masters specialize on difficult tsvetochno - the lacy patterns applied on palms and feet. Looks very beautifully and it is not banal at all!

4. Latte - an art.

What is it? As can be understood according to the name, latte - an art - technology of drawing of figures (and sometimes and the whole pictures) on a dairy skin of coffee.

History. Knows that the mankind conceived a liking for coffee still from time immemorial: at first, of course, coffee beans were known only on the African continent, and only at the beginning of the 17th century the Old World got acquainted about a miracle - drink. And here latte - the art - rather new addition for coffee, appeared it in 1990 - x thanks to the owner of the American coffee houses. The novelty instantly scattered worldwide, and among the barista even the championships are held now!

Description. At first sight, can seem that latte - an art has no right to be called the high word “art“, however the technology of drawing drawing is much more difficult and more interesting. At desire to learn bases in house conditions it is quite real, at least for the sake of reaction of the friends who glanced “on a coffee cup“ and suddenly seen such masterpieces!

5. Carving.

What is it? can be engaged in the Carving (cutting) on any surfaces, but now we will talk about the most available and tasty material - vegetables and fruit.

History. The Carving arose about one thousand years ago in the east. The legend says that the first figures which are cut out on fruit were presented to the Thai princess during a holiday. Since then this interesting type of creativity became national, but in the West, unfortunately, did not receive a due response. And only at the very beginning of the 21st century, with a new wave of interest in all mysterious and east, the carving became popular also with us.

Description. Specialists in a carving claim that techniques and favourite figures in all countries strongly differ, but the often cut most out all - there are flowers. Many companies even sell bouquets from such “flowers“, but to seize simple techniques in power to everyone. For this purpose it is necessary to arm with special tools (or a sharp knife), the instruction for beginners and patience.

And though any creativity in itself assumes creativity, some manage to create also in the choice of a hobby to liking. And what attracted from the offered list to you?