Tuesday, 3 January 2017

A new year and a look back at 2016

2017 begins with an old photograph I stumbled upon recently. I don't have many photos of my earlier self anymore. Most were lost with time and all that I've left are a precious few that I can more than count with my fingers. Times were simpler then when just a handful of toys provided countless hours of fun. Fast forward to 2017 and I've been fortunate enough to amass enough miniatures and scale model kits to keep me busy for years to come, despite a fairly tight budget. So I guess this has more to do with the snail's pace I work at, rather than any absolute amount of hobby stuff in my possession.

A would-be modeller lost in thought ... more than 40 years ago in the space time continuum

As I was putting up photos of last year's completed projects in the Art Gallery,  I felt somewhat underwhelmed by what I had achieved hobby-wise during the past 12 months. Time sped by so quickly that the year was over before any meaningful dent could be achieved on my trio of personal goals i.e. to write that book I always wanted to write as well as to paint and draw more. Three days into the new year sees me determined not to let another year go by in hobby-related regret. Determined how? Well, in a Frank Sinatra-esque kind of way ... my way ... one day at a time.  

http://foureyed-monster.blogspot.my/p/gallery.html
Art Gallery has been updated to include my 2016 projects

Inundated with a huge to-do-list, I can only do so much to break tasks into manageable pieces which I can then parcel out to the precious hours, minutes and seconds in a day. As such, I will take heart in what Patton once said ... If a man does his best, what else is there? What else indeed. Happy 2017!

26 comments:

  1. What a fabulous year you have had, it has been a delight to follow your progress.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words sir, and thanks too for taking time to post such encouraging comments throughout 2016!

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  2. I don't thin you should have any regrets as the quality of your projects has been simply awesome. :)

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    1. Thank you :) So nice of you to say so ^_^

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  3. Pace is a thing but your output is as enjoyable as ever. I'm wishing you the best of years for 2017 !

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    1. Many thanks :) I hope 2017 will be a much more productive 12 months than the last.

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  4. Progress is progress, however fast or slow. As you say, if you do your best then that's all that is possible :-) ...

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    1. Well said, progress ... any at all ... is preferable to total inertia. Thank you for the positive words :)

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  5. Happy new year to you too!!!

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    1. Happy New Year DWolve and here's wishing speedy progress on your W40K army in 2017!

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  6. Happy New Year! Your work is fabulous and you can see the hours you put in shine through. Keep up the good work I look forward to 2017's Output.

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Simon! Thank you for such kind words and thanks too for consistently following my progress in miniature painting. I'm looking forward to your stuff in 2017 too :)

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  7. I usually share that feeling, the need of feeling actual progress on... well, anything! However, I must say you totally excel in any of the subjects you have undertaken, I always find great joy in your creations.
    I also enjoy that pic of youth, there's a balance of joy, serenity and innocence in the image, I find it a really beautiful memory of childhood.
    All the best for 2017!!

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    1. What a truly nice thing to say Suber. Thank you! That's one of my favourite childhood photos and I think that toy isn't even mine LoL ... must have been one of my cousins. Most of my toys comprised pencils and paper LOL. ^_^

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  8. a great past that will surely lead to a greater future!

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    1. Well said Luca! May your future be bright too both personally and for your business. :)

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  9. What a productive and wonderful year, best of luck for next one!

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    1. Many many thanks Phil :) All the best too to you in 2017! I expect CGI animation for your future batreps ;)

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  10. Great projects of 2016 ! I'm looking forward what 2017 will bring.
    A Happy New Year !
    Greetings

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    1. A very Happy New Year to you too! Looking forward to seeing your Warhammer armies expand and develop :)

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  11. With you it's always quality over quantity and I like it! I've enjoyed following you through your hobby year and am looking forward to your progress in 2017.

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    1. Thank you so very much! :) Much appreciated and I'm certainly looking forward too, to your projects in 2017.

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  12. My simplistic theory about how one perceives the relative speed of the passing of time is this: Each measured unit of time becomes a smaller piece of your total time experienced, and thus would pass faster as you age. E.g. 1 month to a 3-year-old is 1/36 or 2.8% of his total life, whereas 1 month to a 45-year-old is 1/540 or 0.2% of hist total life. That's why the 3-year-old perceives the month as an eternity, while for the 45-year-old, the same month just flew by.

    It's a great excuse for not finishing my painting projects :P

    But seriously, you do really good work, and I look forward to seeing more.

    Happy 2017

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    1. Ha ha :) Now that is a lovely theory. Kind of a theory of relativity in a sense. Brilliant. Now all I have to do is live in a planet with extreme gravity and live longer than anyone on Earth ... muah ha ha ha ha ha ... sigh, as you can see - too much scifi movies for me. ;)

      Thanks for the kind comments and a Happy New Year to you too! ^_^

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