Hullo, and welcome to "The Closet Painter". Please excuse the slight disarray as, while just starting out, this site currently mirrors the state of my life in general, and my painting/gaming habits in specific.
While painting miniatures has been a long-time love of mine, and I don't claim to be any good at it, I have been away from the hobby for far too long. Up until this past July, I hadn't touched a brush, mini or paint pot in nearly 12 years...Life just invaded into any free-time that I used to have for the hobby.
Thanks to an old friend (the one who introduced me, so many years ago, to table-top wargaming and miniature-painting), I have re-discovered why I love the hobby so...it's an artistic, creative outlet...one in which I can escape reality for an hour, two or even an entire weekend. One that fills me with a sense of pride, satisfaction and soul-completion when looking at a finished piece of work.
Still, in part due to the fact that I do not paint at home and I still have that pesky thing called Life intruding into my free-time, I have not dedicated as much time as I'd like to the hobby.
So, I have resolved myself to setting up a little painting area in my already crowded flat. Unfortunately, the only out-of-the-way *and* cat-proof area is in my bedroom closet. Hence, I shall become "The Closet Painter".
It should be relatively easy to make the closet transformation a reality...It's a rather large, walk-in closet, already furnished with an old, metal kitchen table. All it's lacking is a comfortable chair, a good lamp, my paints/minis/supplies and me.
That's it for now. A very hearty "Thank you!" goes out to my twitter friends for giving me the inspiration to not only get cracking with my painting, but also to start a blog.
Until next time...