On today’s post I share a Black Templars Gravis Captain/Marshall I painted week’s ago, why I’m only just sharing it now and why I’m no longer on Games Workshops’ influencer list.
I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks, I decided to put my health first and prioritise some things in my life which mean’t blogging was put on hold. Over the past year or so, I’ve been physically ill for sporadic periods and I thought it was stress/anxiety induced.
One of the things I did to combat this, was contact Games Workshop and Hatchette. I asked to be removed from their content creators programme. The amount of models being sent to me was ludicrous and it was stressing me out. You’re reading this, thinking I’m mad for turning away free models. Whilst their was no obligation to paint everything, there always felt like a moral obligation and if I didn’t paint something I’d feel terrible. Like, I had let Games Workshop down. It just wasn’t fun for me. Games Workshop were very cool about it and the “door is still open”.
Since all this has happened, I’ve actually discovered what was causing me to be ill. It turns out I have an intolerance to a certain food. This has been a huge weight off my mind and I’m now slowly returning to blogging. I’m actually painting what I choose to paint again and last week I enjoyed painting 4 random models. Something I couldn’t have done with the relentless stream of product GW would send me.
I’m still re-evaluating what I want from the hobby. How much “work”, if any, I want to do for Games Workshop and the Tale of Painters blog. But, at the moment I’m happy picking up the odd model of my choice and painting it. Getting back to the basics.
Hey there. I’m a long time follower of tale of painters and love what you all do. Your health must come first and I totally understand what you mean with the self imposed obligation to paint stuff. Just do the hobby for you. Post to top as it suits you. We will all keep watching your stuff, even if you post it at a reduced rate. Glad that you have identified food intolerance….that’s a good step on recovery road.
- Emiliano Dalla
So glad to know you are actually fixing your health issues that, OBVIOUSLY, come before everything else hobby related.
BTW, do you think it’s just a coincidence that as soon as you painted a Nurgle model things got sorted out? ?
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Mate so sorry to hear you have been unwell. Pleased to hear that you are on the mend. The model is outstanding! and maybe when you feel up to it you can get back doing some of the hobby you like 😉
I was only saying the other day I am struggling to keep up with the model releases and get them painted up before the next amazing model lands for sale! It’s almost like we are so spoilt for choice it’s plastic crack overload. ?