Saturday, January 29, 2011

... in which I discuss my new banner, and battle hobby lethargy.

As you may have noticed, I have a new banner! (Much better than the crappy one I designed, but you get quality when you take it to a professional!) John Leftwich did the brilliant artwork you see before you. I posted a link to his portfolio, so hit him up for any graphic design work you need. His work is top notch and his rates are good.

I am such a slacker.

I'm letting a little thing called life get in the way of my hobby. Sheesh.

I know everyone experiences a general malaise from time to time, but it's getting back on track that's the hard part. My trips to the gming stores in the area haven't dropped off, nor has my purchasing, but the time I dedicate to my hobby has all but stopped. Boxes of mini's are accumulating on my desk (not that it wasn't backlogged already...) and I just haven't had the drive to do anything about it.

Mostly, I think it is due to the cold. It's on average in the 10-20 degree range outside, and my work area is in my basement. I can tolerate the cold, but the paint can't. I tried to work on my second monolith probably a week ago, and I gave up after about 5 minutes because the paint was running slower than molasses.

I put a heater next to my desk, and I'm going to turn it on about an hour before I sit down to paint. Hopefully, that will fix the stiff paint issue. If it doesn't, I'm all ears. I need ideas and motivation to get back on the horse and get to painting. Life has pretty much adjusted around the new schedule, so I just need to get the motivation to continue.

With that said, I'm going to turn on the heater, and see if I can get any work done before I have to head off to work this afternoon.


  1. Man I have banner envy now. I feel ya though man I have hobby funk now too. I have all the Dark Eldar to assemble and paint.

  2. Also add flow aide to the paint pots. it helps a lot