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This video from Midwinter Minis popped up recently:
It’s a nice conversational video, as long as you like that sort of thing. In this case, I liked it a lot.
What caught me though was Guy talking about what he does when he wants a break from painting and modelling. Drawing, which is what he does for most of the video, is one such break. Computer games are another. What struck me though was that even when he’s taking a break from being creative, he just being creative on something else.
It made me think about what I do when I’m not painting. I hate to admit it, but the social media death scroll has sucked me in more than once. That’s effectively doing nothing for as long as you scroll. However, there’s other ways I take a break too.
Sometimes its just cataloguing, looking ahead to what miniatures could go on the next tray, or sorting through my collection of Magic cards – a never-ending process.
What this video promoted me to do was make a quick list of all the creative (and relaxing) things I could be doing. From painting to modelling, to reading a book or playing computer games. Without getting too harsh on myself, I think I need to seek more creative things to do when I’m not really doing anything. I’ve never been a visual artist, but I used to enjoy writing short stories, something I would like to get back to. These days I mostly write blog articles, as you may have noticed!
Reading books or playing computer games have to be better than staring at a screen for an hour or more of scrolling through nonsense. More of those things – there! I’ve made a New year’s resolution already!