March 29, 2014

I haven’t painted anything in what seems to be ages. These painting slumps aren’t anything new to me, but usually I’ve gotten past them fairly easily. This time it seems to be taking a lot of time, so I started thinking about what might be causing my reluctance – I have a solid, ongoing project and I’ve done plenty of work on it, so why no painting?

That’s when I took a look at my painting desk.

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See? Small wonder I didn’t feel like painting, as there was no room to paint in the first place. So I removed everything from the desk and cleaned them up. I was left with this:

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After first attacking this with a dust cloth and then wiping it with a wet cleaning rag, I started putting the stuff back. This was a good chance to give paints a bit of a shake and to organise them according to colour. The final result is shown below.

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Pretty neat (literally), isn’t it? This also inspired me to buy a paint rack from Miniaturicum.de.

To recap, here’s a before and after shot:

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I think the whole operation actually worked, as painting feels like a much more appealing idea now, and I’m actually looking forward to getting some painting done. Great success! If you’re ever stuck in a painting slump, this just might be the key.

By the way, this led me to cleaning up the room I paint (and write these blogs) in. A nice working environment really does wonders.


  1. I think we all know this feeling….. Looks good mate. May have to do it myself now.

    • Thanks! Glad I could be of inspiration 😀

  2. There is a lot of self satisfaction when you get it looking just right. Of course, keeping it that way is another matter 🙂 Good luck with that.

    • Thanks Brian, I’ll do my best!

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