It’s not uncommon to find that people who are deeply engaged in one area of interest often have other interests as well. For example, if you’re a painter, it might come as no surprise that you also enjoy photography or writing poetry. But what about those hobbies which seem more at odds with the first passion?
For some people, though, there is no disconnect between their various hobbies and passions. Here are 8 popular hobbies that start with the letter P:
Thanks to the rise in popularity of painting classes, painting has become an extremely popular hobby. Whether you’re a beginner who’s looking to try something new or an experienced painter who wants to further develop your craft, there are painting classes available for people at all levels.
Even if you’ve never taken a photography class before, there are many free resources online that can help you improve your skills. And among other things, photography is also used as a way to keep memories alive long after they’re gone! After all, how else would we have photos of our family members from years past?
When most people think about puppets, they typically imagine hand-held puppets controlled by only two strings. But as with most things, there are also puppets that have more control and use a variety of different strings to achieve movement.
With pen pals or letter-writing being a lost art, it’s not surprising that many people feel like they’ve missed out on all of the fun! But thanks to online technology and tools like Skype and Facebook messenger, you can keep in touch with friends and family around the world – even if they live across town!
While most people think of poetry as something related to prose or music lyrics (which it is), some poets actually enjoy writing their works using paintbrushes dipped into ink. And although calligraphy has typically been used for centuries by those who write Chinese characters, more and more people are now turning to it as a new and fun way of writing poetry.
If you’re looking for a challenging hobby that requires some artistic talent, pyrography might just be the thing for you! Whether you’re using ink or paint, this form of art typically involves drawing pictures onto wood with a heated tool such as a poker.
While many people enjoy participating in paintball on their own terms, others engage in competition against other players either individually or as teams. And since most paintballs these days come in nontoxic forms, there’s no need to worry about safety (except where eye protection is concerned). Best of all: no matter how old you are, everyone can enjoy playing the game.
If athletics is what you’re looking for, parkour might just be the hobby for you! Originating in France, “parkour” roughly translates to “the art of displacement.” It typically involves practicing moves across obstacles that are typically found in everyday life – these days often by running through city streets or parks.
Paragliding is similar to hang gliding but less dangerous thanks to the fact that it utilizes a parachute-like device called a paraglider instead. If this sounds too risky, though, people can always engage in indoor skydiving while strapped into a vertical wind tunnel at an indoor skydiving facility.
While many people think of poker as a way to win money, many other players enjoy this game because it’s one that almost anyone can play. All you need is access to an opponent and enough time on your hands to create a set of rules for the game!
If having muscles is what you’re looking for, powerlifting might be the hobby for you! This typically involves three different types of exercise: weight training, Olympic weightlifting, also known as “clean and jerk”, or deadlift.
And although there are many professional athletes who compete in this sport independently, others prefer to engage in competition with friends instead.