New Year, Now What?

It’s been a weird couple of years, huh? Usually I write a New Year’s Day post with suggestions for how to make positive hobby resolutions or improvements. I don’t know how you feel on this first day. I don’t even know how I feel, really.

So this year I’m going to throw out some links to my previous posts and you can choose which of them you would find most helpful.

Stressed, sick, overwhelmed?
Be kind to yourself. If you can pursue your hobby and it helps, go for it! If you need to take stuff off of your plate right now, let go of some of the hobby expectations you have for yourself for a while.

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Revved up to resolve?
Make resolutions for your behaviour, not for specific results. Resolve to paint for an hour every other day rather than finish three minis a week, for example.

Resolved, but finding that time, space, or other roadblocks are getting in your way?
I have some tips for dealing with time and space constraints, as well as some other common roadblocks.

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Want a hot tip for how to be both a better and happier painter this year?
Make friends with failure.

I wish I could have come up with a pithy, helpful post for you today, but I’m okay with the fact that I failed. I am going to keep plugging away on content the rest of the year that I hope my fellow hobbyists will find useful and helpful.

But as I take down last year’s calendar and hang up the new, there is one thing I definitely want to take time to say – thank you! Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting and making suggestions. Thank you for your enthusiasm for our hobby that helps reignite my enthusiasm. And a very special thank you to all of the Patrons who support my Patreon! They make it possible for me to keep putting out in-depth content that I can make freely available to all.

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