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20 People Who Proudly Shared the Results of Their Hard Work

All of us have a hobby we’re happy to spend our time, effort, and money on. And if we want to learn something new or complete a difficult project in this area, nothing can stop us. So after sleepless nights, hours of practice, and tireless work, we make something impressive that we’re not ashamed to share online.

The heroes of this article worked hard to bring their ideas to life. At Bright Side, we believe that their examples of hard work can inspire you to follow in their footsteps.

“These corset photos were taken yesterday morning and last night. I’ve worked on these for 18 months but it seems I will finally finish it today.”

“This is what a 3-year progression of a self-portrait looks like.”

“I made a new scarf.”

“First time growing and harvesting sweet potatoes!”

“They told me I was crazy to try to produce purses during the shutdowns. Yesterday, I shipped my 365th bag.”

“My paintings at 10 years old and 25 years old”

“Another finished quilt made by my wife”

“I finished this drawing today with watercolor.”

“This is my favorite thing I’ve ever made — a wisteria mobile in felt.”

“This is the engagement ring box I made. Our first date was watching Jurassic Park in an empty auditorium. It’s laser-cut with magnets to hold it closed.”

“Self-made wall decor”

“This is me with a glass bowl that I made. It’s composed of around 8,800 pieces that were all cut by hand.”

“My 6-year-long progress with the same cheap, entry-level gear”

“The left image is the first time I ever captured the moon. In the one on the right, I merged 1,012 exposures of the moon using a technique called ’stacking.’”

“This pencil drawing took me over 250 hours to complete.”

“The ceramic tiles I hand-painted”

“My recent work: a dandelion resin snail”

“I’m still learning photography, but I was proud of this photo of Chicago.”

“I made a flower bouquet from crepe paper.”

“I just finished my first cross-stitch project.”

“I used approximately 1,000 crystals to turn a $17 H&M bra into this golden beauty.”

Have you recently learned something new? Share photos of your achievements in the comments below.

Preview photo credit pavlova_swan / Twitter