Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Joy of Painting

[UPDATE] We updated the picture with a new one of Bob Waaagh!, courtesy of my buddy Jason Lorenz.

For the first time in a month I painted minis last night.

Yes I know the shame I have carried with me for the last month as real life intruded upon me and all of my energy was focused elsewhere. First it was my step-son moving home for the summer and taking up residence in my painting/computer room. Then it was my step-daughter's graduation and open house...and the mile long honey-do list my beloved wife gave me.

And then yesterday when I was exultantly sitting down, work went to hell and I spent a couple hours on the phone troubleshooting and prodding other troubleshooters along.

But finally. FINALLY. I was victorious. I was home. I was painting.

God I had missed it sooo much. It was good to be back.

And now I have a 400 point challenge I need to make up lost time for. And I still have that nasty little DoW II campaign bugging me to finish it up (I hadn't done much on my computer in the last month either). But for now, for now I paint like a mad fool. Like I was Bob Ross, only without the hallucinogenic hippy drugs.

Man, I really do feel good to be painting again.


  1. 'bout damned time! ;) Don't forget to update the slideshow with pics of your progress!

  2. I have painted anything for... must be over two months now, I was going paint some scouts today but alas, I binned all my brushes as I was going to replace them and never got round to it...

  3. Ouch, that sucks. Will you be able to pick up some new brushes soon-ish? Seems like the longer breaks one takes between painting, the harder it is to get back into it.

  4. Yeah getting back into painting is tough. That first brush stroke last night seemed daunting, but believe me, once it was done I found myself slipping very easily back into the joy.