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  1. So I did some painting last night...

    ...and I enjoyed it!

    A common theme in the blogs and on the forum lately has been the stress we cause ourselves by setting unrealistic goals and how the solution is to enjoy the doing and let the results come with time.

    With that in mind, I packed my wife off to her industry dinner last night, got the kids in bed and got my paints out.

    I have a bunch of Tyranids from a previous foray into the hobby. They'd been carefully assembled, primed in black and then ...

    Updated 03-12-2010 at 07:50 PM by Darklord

    Painting , Real Life
  2. Small moves Ellie

    In my last blog entry, I talked about how important it is to enjoy the doing of the hobby. Havoc7926 also described how setting unrealistic expectations on yourself leads to stress and disappointment.

    See if you can spot the subliminal message in this scene from Contact:

    It's something to bear in mind next time you find yourself getting frustrated at your lack of progress. Remember that you're always making progress ...

    Updated 29-11-2010 at 07:27 PM by David

    Real Life
  3. The secret to hobby success (and failure).

    I have a small collection of hobbies that I rotate around. Typically, I start with boundless energy and enthusiasm and I start to consume every corner of the Internet searching for titbits and morsels.

    I research and I plan and then I start spending money. I accumulate books, models, components, tools. I'm pro! I'm going to be the best wargamer/photographer/electronics guru/roboteer/web guru/model railrader/car mechanic/miniature painter/walrus polisher/amateur radio operator/whatever ...

    Updated 15-11-2010 at 10:37 AM by David

    Real Life