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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-29-13, 03:30 PM
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General "blah" attitude after coming home from work. That and the wife gives me crap if I spend too much time in the evening painting.

This month it has been the weather as much as anything, we haven't closed up the house yet and started running the air conditioner (trying to save money) and between the heat, the humidity, and the Tornadoes...it has been tougher than usual.

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Originally Posted by Jacobite View Post
Anyway what is that you constantly find yourself using as an excuse not to paint?
Work for me, its hard for me to justify painting when I finish my shift during the weekdays, as opposed to sleeping.

On the weekends though? Any errands I have or friends wanting to hang out, or if someone has expressed interest in playing some 40k for a bit.

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Car, computer, lady friend... that's about it.

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A shit ton of things... Painting is one of those things I really have to be in the mood to do.
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Housework and family commitments get me held up. But, with the project thread I have on here that helps me to motivate myself into painting.
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Everything in life makes me stop from painting. It's definitely the 'sand that fills the cracks', as Kroogz stated. I tend to only paint on my days off and even then only if I'm not playing 40k or doing something else more productive like grocery shopping and cleaning up the never ending tumbleweeds of cat fur that roam the corners of my apartment.

The game Space Marine take up some free time as well. I loves me a good third person shooter, and more so if there's waves of Orks to kill. Lots of times when I'm all: yeah! lets paint red for three more hours!! ....but more often I'm like: yeah! lets kill some Orks while the girlfriend is out!! We can paint together, as she works on canvas and we can converse while we paint, but there's no talking while I slaughter Orks. Game mode is very different than paint mode. Free time is a premium.

Unfortunately Canada got rid of the penny and now my two cents rounds down to zero, so...take it for what you will.

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Work mainly, working with screens all day generally I feel pretty tired, especially re detail and concentration, in the evenings and I don't like to paint when I'm tired as I screw it up

but also other stuff like the odd computer game, or twitter, or hanging out here also takes time away. I really have to be in the mood to paint, just wish I was there more often
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I am a very slow painted so that bums me out, also when i have a lot of models built up on the shelf it feel like more like work then a hobby, finaly when i have to paint a lot of the seam things, guns, 10+ man units etc.

Mostly, I m lazy after work and busy on the weekends.
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I can't go anywhere near my models when my 2 year old daughter is awake. "Can I 'ave a look at your army men daddy","Me do some painting daddy." It just doesn't work. By the time she's settled in bed about 7:30 and after a long day at work, sitting on the sofa and catching up with some TV takes a lot less effort.
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relationship, life, tired when I get home in the evening.
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