by Phil Warren
Painting is stupidly time-consuming. Seriously, wouldn’t this have taken me like 10 minutes on a computer, instead of 3 hours with acrylics?
Painting is stupidly messy. At work tomorrow, there will be questions as to whether or not I’m a six year old. I’m pretty sure the amount of paint I applied to myself will not come off in the shower, no matter how many brillo pads I use. And I typically use 3 or 4.
Blobs can be labelled as “octopii” with very little blowback from the octopus community. Seriously, who’s gonna defend the species and declare the amorphous, though hopefully a little adorable, blob I just painted is not a proper octopus? If it’s you, well let me deliver a pre-emptive bit of bribery. Here’s a cookie.
Overall though, this offered exactly what I was hoping the project would- an impetus to get over the anxiety of starting a piece using a medium I’m ostensibly poor at. I’m actually pretty happy with the output. Plus I got to use my ridiculous new magnifying glass!
Brave Newbie Writers
- No Weekend Left Behind An adventure group dedicated to ensuring that when the work week is done, the weekend lives up to it’s potential.
- The Eskhaton The life and times of Cub, an adventurer I respect blossoming with energy who sucks the marrow out of life.
- This Tumblr Will Change Your Life Part instruction manual, part therapy, part religious cult, part sheer anarchy, this is a day-to-day quest very similar to “This Book Will Change Your Life”