angelina1512 ... well, the first thing that comes to mind is the work I do with plastic canvas and yarn. Cutting out different shapes and then it's like needlepoint, but easier on the eyes (my eyes, anyway). I've made lots of kleenex box covers and Christmas tree ornaments. I've made coasters and bookmarks. I give them all away, except for some kleenex box covers I keep for my own house. I need to make more for us, now that I think about it. But right now I am working on Christmas tree ornaments.
I follow patterns from books and magazines. I'm not very creative, to come up with something original - but I'm really good at following instructions. And my family and friends seem to really like them so it gives me some satisfaction, that they might smile whenever they look at it.
I wouldn't say that it's something I'm terribly passionate about, like you are with your painting. Rather, it's something I can do with my hands while parking my arse on the couch for an evening, and feel somewhat crafty and productive. My wife just loves to watch tv - and I grew to despise it. I used to have a little party for myself on one side of the couch while she would watch her stupid shows on the other side of the couch, in completely different worlds. Me escaping in my cups etc... and her getting lost in the tv shows. When I quit drinking I had to find something else to do. I like to read, but it has to be quiet so I can't read with the tv on.
When we go on trips, I take my handwork with me and work on it in the car, or on the plane. It feels good to create something, and I like the response I get from the people I give it to. And it keeps me out of trouble.
"If you think you can do it, or you think you can't do it, you are right." Henry Ford
In fact I have many hobbies that make me feel good. I like movies , reading books , learning languanges , travelling to dicover new populations and new cultures . I like also practise sport but I have no free time enough to do it. Nothing extraordinary , just simple things.
I love fly fishing. I am fairly new to it and not particularly good at it. But, what I've discovered is that I can spend hours on a stream, trying to improve my casts, maybe spot a fish or two, and just be completely lost in the moment. I rarely catch fish, which tells me that it is the act rather than the result that is meaningful to me. I don't get to fly fish nearly often enough, but it is something I look forward to doing more.