Just a quick holiday hello. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Luckily trick or treat was on Saturday where my mom lives, so my son and I could hit the neighborhood while it was really nice outside. Because today, the weather is going to be horrible! Cold and windy and raining. I don’t think we’re going to make it around tonight.
In other news, while finding time to write has been here and there between work and family duties, I finally did finish painting this cool sphynx model.
I’ve had a life-long, off-and-on obsession with the Warhammer 40K miniatures game and have a horde of models sitting in boxes in the basement as I type this. A month or two ago, I bought this sphynx model just because it was cool and started painting it. And just this week—while sick at home with pneumonia—I finally forced myself to break out my old, drying-up paints and finish this project. I managed to get it done in just two sit-down sessions, which is amazing for me in and of itself.
And I’m super happy with how it turned out. I’m learning new techniques and painting philosophy, trying to keep it simple and not get too caught up over minor details. Just let the washes and drybrushing handle those. Didn’t know I still had it in me! I’m at least 20 years past my artistic prime!
If you want to share either costume or model pics, I’d love to see them!
Happy Halloween everyone!