I write but dabble in photography. I'd love to have a GOOD camera set-up but it's just not feasible right now. I miss when I was in college (just five years ago) and had access to high end cameras. dejected sigh I want to restart crochet. My mom had taught me as a teen but haven't done it since she passed in 2004. A friend uses crochet as her coping skill for her depression and thought I might get the same benefit for mine. So, she sent me a couple skeins and a hook. Just haven't picked it up yet. I'm not artistic in the slightest but I could spend hours in a museum, if I had company (being an introvert with social anxiety, doing anything on my own is terrifying). There are other artistic ventures I've done once or twice, here and there but never had the chance to expand upon.
I like to take pictures too. I always get a camera that I can carry in my pocket. That way I can get some good spontaneous shots. May have limitations on some of the techinical aspects but it is fun and happens. If I were carrying around something I had to worry about ... I wouldnt do it
I "piece", which is "quilt-ese" for sewing together "blocks" for quilts. There are times that I'm unsure of what I want to do, maybe a little depression setting in. I sit down at the sewing machine (a great power tool!) and start sewing. Once you pass the inertia, the mood improves. Yes, find someone near you that wants to crochet.
Grab that yarn. I crocheted my way through a winter a few years ago, very relaxing once you get going. If you learned when you were younger just check out a few YouTube videos to refresh your memory and you will be able to pick it back up.
Only downside, you really need friends so you have people to give all the afghans to after they are done.
I still have a tote full down the basement.