I Quit My Job.

It was so worth it. I can tell my mental health is improving greatly. I don’t have a sense of dread at 2pm any more. I don’t cry in the mornings when I wake up. I’m trying to find another job, but I also don’t want to take the first thing that comes along.

In the time I’m not job-hunting, cleaning, working out, or relaxing, I’ve been painting! I’m on a miniature painting kick at the moment.

Painting in miniature is so much harder than painting a standard-sized canvas. You have less wiggle room, if that makes sense. You also need a really great set of detail brushes to do anything.

Saturn

Miniature Saturn Painting on 2.5″ x 2.5″ Canvas

I’m on this Sci-fi kick with the books I’m reading. I’m reading Seveneves by Neal Stephenson and War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells at the same time, so I constantly have thoughts of space travel swimming around in the old noggin.

tiny2

2″ x 2″ Miniature Night Sky Landscape Painting

I think I find that the smaller paintings are a little more panic-inducing than the larger ones. I feel more relaxed and comfortable if I have room to make mistakes and then fix them.

canopy

18in x 24in “Canopy”

It feels good to be so relaxed.

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