It’s that time of day again. Lunch break. I’ll just feed the blank page some litter before I head out. I eat hospital food, nearly everyday; honestly though, it ain’t […]
It was 2:40pm on a bright sunny day. We were at the local playground. My daughter wanted to play in the sandbox. It was crowded with other parents and children […]
As some of you know, I write a lot with a real typewriter. I own several vintage typewriters that I bought at various antique shops and outdoor fairs. I’ve always […]
I am afraid of getting older. The thought of obtaining all the physical attributes of seniority is a speed bump. A real eye-opener. I ponder what my lifestyle would be like, then. […]
Have you ever had this question asked? “Why do you paint miniatures?“ I’ve had this question asked to me many times by many people. It’s a profound question at its […]
Are you in a miniature painting slump? Are you stuck in a hobby rut? I know what it’s like. Sometimes, you just don’t want to get out of bed. The […]
As an academic, I write a lot. I write tons and tons of material. And, I’ve explored all kinds of writing. Never mind the dissertation; I’ve written papers for scientific […]
Have you ever fallen asleep reading a book? I’m sure everyone has done that. But, have you ever fallen asleep with a baby sleeping on your chest? A newborn. And […]
Some days I wonder why I paint so many miniatures. Sure, I’m a commissioned painter, but my personal collection is quite large. Where the F- is the exit? Miniatures are […]
Some days you just have to do something. Doing something, rather than thinking about it. I’m talking about the creative side of you. The writer, the painter, the sculptor, whatever […]
On the weekend, my family went to the mall. As families with young children do, we ended up taking a pitstop at the Lego Store. Whoever markets some of these […]
So, you want to paint models fast? Speed painting a miniature takes skill, but most of all it’s about cutting corners. When I want to finish a project fast, I […]
Did you know that 1 out of 4 people in the United States suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder (source)? 1 out of 5 adults have an anxiety disorder in […]
It’s an interesting topic to talk about. I know many us, me included, drink coffee on a daily basis. We drink it for many reasons. Some like the taste, others […]
Are you a casual tabletop or miniature game player, or are you competitive?
This is a great article that examines the ups and downs of the marketing strategy of a huge game company (i.e., Wizards’ of the Coast, maker of the Magic The Gathering collectable card game), as it relates to the two types of players out there: casual and competitive players.
I highly-recommend this read (link here or below) to anyone who enjoys a bit of perspective into the mechanics of game design, marketing, and sales.
Painter’s block sucks. Help me.