Well, one need not be a rocket scientist to see that this blog had ceased to be active in any way ages ago. Well what can I say the new job kept me extremely busy. I have worked longer hours in the past, but for some reason I could no longer find as much time, or even motivation, to spend as much time on my hobbies as I would have liked. And what little time I found… Well I rather spend that painting or playing than blogging. Some time last year I even asked myself, if I should even keep up blogging.
But before I made up my mind, I decided that I should first try to re-arrange my private time management. At last years German SAGA Grand Melee I talked to Andy Lyon about box many armies he and his wife had for SAGA. I was surprised by the numbers. He told me that he tried to paint a SAGA point worth of minis per week. For those of you not playing SAGA, that is between four and twelve men, either mounted or on foot. He also said that some weeks he did fine (usually either Hearthguards or Warriors in foot), others not so much (usually mounted Warriors or Levies). But on average it worked out for him.
So last winter I decided to adapt his system for my own use. My target would be either eight minis (either men or horses or a mix), a piece of terrain of substantial size like a building or a vehicle. In spring I also decided to take part in a motivational painting challenge run by a store where I play from time to time. For said challenge you have to paint a mini every two weeks, that may at most be primed at the beginning of said two week period. I usuall manage to achieve my own goal and as a result surpass the one for the challenge. But the combination of the two has kept me both motivated and focused. As a result I have managed to make better use of my hobby time, get more done and even have more time for the rest of my non-work life.
Now at ths point I have decided that I should have the time to blog and to revive this blog. But be warned… right now it will most likely be about as many pictures as before, but less text. I feel this might be necessary to keep it up. So the last thing to decide was if I should try to make a cut and start where I am now or try to recap on what yo did the last about two years. I decided to recap and as a result had to do a couple of photo sessions in recent weeks. So over the next two weeks or so I will try to post on a virtually daily basis to catch up. So expect a barrage of posts over the coming weeks. Please stay tuned! …