Monday, December 9, 2013

Being stuck in a rut

Phil Wright - I won't lie, it has been a very, very long time since I painted anything meaningful (My first section of Early War Poles to be exact back during the summer months).

I've always liked to compare my painting habits to that of a Russian hockey player in the NHL.  For the most part, they can either be fantastic, or just downright lazy and terrible.

The mercurial nature of my painting habits is nothing new, everyone knows that I will go on a mad painting/sculpting spree that normally lasts three weeks to a month and a half, then nothing for the next 6+ months.

It's a rather frustrating problem to have as the lead slowly piles up over the time in which I don't paint, leaving me with "projects" that I rediscover years after buying them and leaving me to scratch my head wondering when exactly I procured the models. (Malifaux, Infinity and Bushido just to name a few)

So, I ask you, the wonderful readership of this blog, how do you personally find the motivation to paint on a regular basis, or are yourselves afflicted as well by the "Russian hockey player" syndrome?


  1. Reading, more reading, gaming and having several projects on the go at once.

  2. i feel your pain Phil,

    I have difficulty getting motivated to paint anymore. i have nothing to paint for. there is very little gaming going on in this neck of the woods, and a ridiculous school schedule does not help.

    I actually have a few post worth of stuff for my block, but I'm having difficulty getting motivated to POST it.