A New Hobby?

Shaun handed me the class schedule list of our local technical college.  (I’m not exactly sure what that is, but it came in the mail, so he had to glance through it)  He was trying to point out a class that he thought I might like to take, but the only thing I could focus on was the “Welding for Garden Art” class. 

How fun would that be! Just think of the really kewl and outrageous structures I could build.  Why we would be the talk of the neighborhood! I told Shaun of the glorious thoughts going though my head…he just looked at me like I was nuts.  Then he reminded me that I had just mentioned the other day that I wanted to learn to solder.  I told him I did…that this was just like soldering…only BIGGER!

He just sighed and rolled his eyes at me.  Then he told me that he had always thought I was a little off my rocker, but this went to prove that I was  a complete lunatic!

Strangely, that doesn’t bother me at all.  Now, to sign up for that welding class….

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22 Responses to A New Hobby?

  1. Eileen says:

    Totally cool! I say go for it. How many people do you know who wake up in the morning and say , “hey, lets get to that welding class!” I am impressed. You go! You must show pictures of your creations.

  2. J-Funk says:

    You go girl! Live the dream. I love looking through the communty college class schedules but have never actually taken one. Welding would be fun!!

  3. Barb says:

    That sounds like the coolest thing. You go girl.

  4. heyyyyy πŸ˜‰ good ideas usually come from out of the box… and you are well on your way to some genius concepts πŸ˜‰ good luck… and take care of those precious fingers haha!

  5. gawilli says:

    Sounds good to me too. I have done soldering when I tried my had at stained glass. Welding is something like that, right? Only metal to metal? It sounds very cool to me. Take lots of pictures!

  6. balou says:

    I’m jealous! Would love to take a class like that. Our Community Ed can’t seem to get beyond quilting.

    Like your blog. Found you via Dorky Dad. Isn’t blog jumping fun?

  7. Dorky Dad says:

    I’ve always wanted some whimsical yard art.

    However, as a less motivated person, my plan has always been something more like “wait until the yard gnomes are on sale at Target…oops, darn it, they’re sold out…”

  8. Jocelyn says:

    This is so funny. I teach at a community college, so my husband gets to take some free credits every year. He has been waiting and waiting for the long-promised Art Welding class to finally be offered…so he can make some good sculptures for our garden. You lucky wench.

  9. Cazzie says:

    At first I misread the weldong class as ” Wedding” class, ROTFL!!! I kid you not. I am glad I went back up the top and read again, derrrrrr, hahahaha.
    I loved sheetmetal workshop at high school, and I used to get out in the she with my dad and solder and flux and bend and lathe metal with him. Great fun and nice to see the end result. Especially if you will display it in your own home, or outside it πŸ™‚
    There is a new trendI see about the traps here, it invloves using corrugated iron, people make animals out of them for in the garden, they look great πŸ™‚

    http://www.corrugatedcreations.co.nz/photos/Horse%20and%20real%20horse.jpg

    http://www.artbythesea.co.nz/rustictwist/sheep.jpg

  10. Peggy says:

    Hasn’t Sean ever seen the movie Flashdance? Go for it!!!!

  11. Jay says:

    I think it would be very cool. You could spend some of your time going through your neighbor’s trash to find things to use in your sculptures! See, it’s a environmentally friendly hobby too!

  12. Stephanie says:

    That sounds like serious fun!! If you take that class I expect to be taught what you learn πŸ™‚

  13. Tink says:

    I’ve always thought welding would be cool. I’d also like to learn how to tile. There’s power in being a chick who knows how to DO stuff. πŸ™‚

  14. Gracey says:

    Welding would be very cool, but I think your neighbors would not like you if you stuck everything you made on your lawn as decorations! πŸ™‚

  15. Kell says:

    Yea! Can’t wait to see pics of you in the welding mask and all the cool things you’re going to make!

  16. tommiea says:

    One of the coolest things I saw at a craft fair last fall was a big metal rooster made out of old metal scraps. Its tail feathers were twisted car tags. It was the neatest things. We had been here only about 3 weeks and I wasn’t even unpacked yet. So I didn’t get it. I kick myself every time I see that empty spot on top of my fridge. It would be perfect there!

    So go make some fun metal stuff! It sounds like so much fun!

  17. photowannabe says:

    Sounds like agreat class to me. I’ll bet you would be the most creative one there. Who knows you may be in a new business.

  18. MoJoKat says:

    That sounds like it would be a really cool class to take…and just think of the enhancement to your neighborhood it would bring. You would just be expanding everyone’s culture and art experiences! I say GO FOR IT (and then be sure to share the pics with those of us who cheered you on!!!!)

  19. I love garden art!! Sounds like a fun class. Share what you weld!!

  20. Susan says:

    You guys all crack me up!!!

    I doubt I’ll get into welding…I *really* don’t need to get started on another hobby! but if I ever need encouragement for anything, I know where to go!

  21. Kristina says:

    Oh my goodness, DO IT! πŸ™‚ How fun would that be!!

  22. snpnmnmi says:

    Weld away woman!!! Do it! Go for it!! You would, however, need to turn your Michael Jackson music off and find a heavy metal band you like… just seems like, anyway. Now, me… I’ve always wanted to try the pottery class. Me thinks you’re a bit more eclectic than I!