Festive greetings to you all, wherever you may be. I will be taking a short sabbatical from the hobby until into the new year, partially to bring this blog up to date with any previous content from the old site I intend to keep, but also so I can recharge.
I will be spending some of the free time thinking about what I want to pursue hobby wise in 2021, how I can make it fit around what has been a big change to my work life this year. But most of all how to best share that journey, whatever direction it ends up taking.
It has been a challenging year for everyone and it’s fair to say the hobby I love had to take a backseat for much of 2020. It was regrettable, but ultimately unavoidable. As a result of changes to not only my working life but also my partners it was no longer viable to live stream or even paint with regularity for much of the year. Much of that decision was based on practical changes, but I won’t deny it was also a conscious choice as my heart simply wasn’t in it. Without that passion, painting for the sake of it would not have been either helpful or productive in the long term. Instead I have tried to watch and support others from the sidelines throughout the year, chip away at the backlog of kits the needed building and get myself into a good space for when the mojo returned.