Phil has been spending his past few weeks re-acquainting himself with the painting techniques required to paint the faces of his little men. It’s been 5 years since he’s done any, as he’s been busy with house stuff, and also concentrated on building tanks. Lots of tanks. They need a fair few little men to go with them. He’s been trying different paints and new techniques but struggled to get the results that he wanted, or even to get results as good as he had in the past with his regular paints and techniques. It’s been a painful process, but he’s finally getting there.
As I’ve been listening to him tell me all about it as he went along, I can ‘hear’ the creative process those of us who paint/write/craft/photograph etc live by. I think we’re called ‘creatives’ for short. I read other photography blogs and some writers blogs and often hear of ‘writers block’ or the creative slump’ (which I experienced myself over the past few weeks), and the advice is always to just keep doing it, even if you don’t like what you come up with, it WILL spark you up again given a chance.
I’ve never heard Phil ever say he’s stuck and doesn’t know what to do next, he always just carries on trying this and trying that until he gets there with what he wants to do, so seeing him go through all this whilst I was just reading books inspired me to get back to my photo course and hence get on with a project. Thanks Hubby! You rock 😘