Saturday, 25 October 2014

Not much to report.

Once again painting has slowed to a near stop, barely had the enthusiasm to pick up the paint brush. I'm not beating myself up over it though, just getting on with all of the other things I need to be doing. Could possibly be a seasonal thing as it's happened before, or maybe I'm just suffering the same general malaise as Steve the Wargamer. Whatever it is it represents a major 'block' to my own painting 'mojo'. I'm sure it will pass as it usually does, In the meantime I'm busy with family life, pets, house and garden maintianance etc.

From the perspective of my own hobby I think I have burnt out from project after project that loses it's appeal far too quickly. After 40 years of painting figures my own figure collection = zero figures! Somehow I'm trying to build enough motivation for one final go at the American War of Independence in 6mm scale, breaking away from hex grids and returning to more authentic terrain, something I have always enjoyed in the past.

 Music has always been a big part of my life, and I listen to stuff every day, very much dictated by mood. I still enjoy hard rock from the late seventies and eighties onwards, currently I'm revisiting my old Rory Gallagher albums, and I remain a massive fan of AC/DC who never fail to deliver explosive live performances despite the band members now being in thier sixties! Pink Floyd of course also remains my favourite painting band.

Found this one again recently, had not listened to it for probably 25 years, but it immediately caught my mood prefectly and gave me a boost. For the old tingles down the spine this is hard to beat and I'm sure it will remain on my playlist for some time to come again.

Hopefully back soon with more painted figures!

                                       
                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUv-4dNX6Jw

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant.. love Catfish best though... and have you heard the live Taste album from the IoW festival?

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