Saturday, 22 December 2012

Seasonally Specific Salutations!

To all those out there on the blogosphere who read my blog:- "Seasonally Specific Salutations"

I have been rather quiet on the blog of late as you may have noticed, there's a number of reasons I guess:
  1. I often get back pain which keeps me away from the painting table & sitting in general.
  2. Over 12 months ago I suffered work stress related burnout, and whilst I have continued to stay in the same job, my health has been troubled since, and there are times where I can do nothing but rest.
  3. I lost my painting "mojo", as some put it (temporarily hopefully).
  4. Connected to point two, is that often my head is so full of "stuff", that putting expectations on myself to finish a model or bunch of figures, is more than my old brain can handle.
My sincere hopes are for a new, and more suitable job and better health in the New Year.

I hope you all have a peaceful Christmas.

I have included some pictures of Eureka 28mm Teddy Bears in 18th Century uniforms, which I painted for my daughter in July as a birthday present, plus the last pic which is a WIP which I'm hoping to finish in time for Christmas for her.

God's Blessings and Peace to you all,
John.

9 comments:

  1. Very different figures I must admit! Have a great Christmas and New Year!

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    1. Yes Ray they certainly are, my daughter really likes them.
      Cheers,
      John

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  2. Something like this would have been just the thing to round off the army that I built for my daughter, Ursula. Marshal-General Ursus Theodoric von Beornheim would have been well represented by that splendid ursine figure on horseback...

    A bit late in the day, now. The army is still there, and like to see (more) action soon, but the Princess (at 20 this year) has rather moved on to other things (not that she exhibited much interest in war games anyhow, but you have to give them the option, eh?).
    Cheers,
    Ion

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    1. Cheers Ion- I really like the name for the bear Marshal, most appropriate. My daughter is not into wargaming but has been known to get out my wargames buildings and terrain and play "towns" (no soldiers allowed however).

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  3. Sorry to hear about your stress situation, Sarge. But these minis are a labour of love and that seems to indicate that you know who the prioriies are. I wish you to find your way out if the darkness, I'm sure you'll do. Merry Christmas to you and your family and the best in 2013

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    1. Thanks mate. Yeah, the things I value most are still intact. Your words put me in mind of Psalm 71:20-21.- looking forward to coming out of the darkness as you say.
      Merry Christmas to you too :)

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  4. Hey Sarge, I love your blog and the work you have put into it. Just stay focused on the positive things in your life everything will follow. All the best to your and your family in the new year.

    Cheers

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, much appreciated.

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