Tuesday, November 8, 2011

General blog update


Hi Folks

I thought I would just give a general summation of where I'm at in the hobby so you don't think I've gone off the deep end!

When doing the El Cid project I had to meet a deadline. This put me in a position where I had to paint something when I was often not in the mood to do so which really had me frustrated! I absolutely hate being constrained and forced to paint something when I don't want to and therefore I was often miserable at the painting desk during this period! Of course it's nice finishing a project, but for me not in that fashion. I want to finish projects when I'm ready and not some predetermined date. This hobby is all about enjoying yourself and I will not put myself in that position again. I now only agree to do projects on a loose basis where I can back out gracefully or at least extend the agreed upon finish date if needed.As to events then only agree with something I'm finished with or I'm largely finished with already.

So many may be asking that's all fine and dandy Christopher, but what has that got to do with the blog? The answer is expect to see extremely radical swings in projects on this blog as I jump around all over the place like kids with free tickets in Disneyland!Freedom!!!!!!! That's right folks, I'm going to paint whatever strikes my interest at that particular moment! If you see a period you like and I drift off somewhere else then don't be concerned as I'll be back on it for sure at some point. Yes siree I'm not the best gent to tell you how to start and finish an army in reasonable amount of time, but I guess the good thing is I'll usually have something different on each post. Ok,  I'm reaching, but it's something.:-)  Right now I want to do a multitude of projects all at the same time and my painting will reflect it more then usually! Basically I'm giving an excuse for the eclectic nature of this blog and my inability to keep focused!

Happy painting out there!!:-)

19 comments:

  1. Sounds good to me, everyone enjoys a little bit of freedom!!!!

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  2. Definitely a good idea.

    Your El Cid stuff was excellent but if you were forcing yourself I can see that would detract from the satisfaction.

    Go with the flow I always say, which is why I tend to do just what your proposing. It's all about enjoying your hobby. Looking forward to the eclectic mix.

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  3. Sounds good to me. I much prefer to be able to jump from one project to another, often means I don't always finish my projects though

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  4. Variety is as they say the spice of life.
    Always better to be painting something instead of nothing (as I often do is it that dont ?)

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  5. Glad you are moving in this direction, always important to make sure you are enjoying your hobby!

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  6. Best way to go Chris and enjoy painting at the same time.

    Cheers,

    Helen

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  7. It's a hobby and should be fun! We can get stressed out at work!
    Enjoy and I'm looking forward to your new projects!

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  8. You must do what you think is the right thing to do. You must feel happy and have fun about everything you do. Freedom.

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  9. Sounds fine to me, we are all a bit like that.

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  10. I am sorry, but this is unacceptable! What's fun got to do with it! You have to entertain us! This isn't a hobby, young man!

    Looking forward to the wild subject swings! :)

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  11. Sounds like a great idea t me. I often switch projects as it helps keep me fresh when painting figures

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  12. Healthy approach, I'm doing the exact same thing now after I finished my ACW project. Good luck!

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  13. Thanks for supporting words folks.:-)
    I don't want anyone to think I've abandoned any projects which I have not, but rather don't be surprised if I jump around quite a bit between them and adding others as I go along which will look like I'm doing a little of everything....which happily I kind of am!

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  14. Variety is the spice of life, and painting!

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  15. Good for you...whatever you want to do....thats cool

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  16. Nothing wrong with that! Looking forward to seeing some of your other work, your El Cid project was amazing.

    Cheers,
    Phyl
    Http://infrequentwargamer.blogspot.com/

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  17. i have a new blog please follow :) http://classyfetish.blogspot.com/

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