I've got plenty of Hungarians to post but I also have a 250 watt natural light painting lamp under the Christmas tree. It should improve my miniature photography so forgive me for a non-painting post! I hope you're enjoying the company of family and friends this Christmas season. If you're hosting in-laws, remember to lay in a healthy supply of Winter Ales to get you through. For some of you, only whiskey will do!
Old Man Winter is back and mean as ever. Camped out in Minnesota for the next 5 months, he won't be happy until the lack of sun and cabin fever drives us all over the edge. He showed up this year with a bamboo pole, bragging how he'd taken up martial arts while resting in warmer climates. Vitamin D, don't fail me now!
|Old Man Winter or Bacchus? It's hard to tell.|
|No trees were harmed in the making of this picture.|
|The things I have to do to earn a day at the club.|
Technically speaking, painting is not a Christmas tradition in my house but it is my favorite past time. Being housebound means guilt-free hours at the painting table. No yard work, mowing or garden to tend to! With no lead mountain to fall back on, I was worried about what to paint after the Hungarians. I found a sprawling Saga collection at Bartertown and a few emails later, I've got 200+ figures coming. It looks like it'll be enough to paint 2 Viking and 2 Norman warbands. Score!
Merry Christmas and happy painting to all!