Hello 2019! The new year has been here for almost half a month and it's been a bit of a whirlwind for me. Right away in the first week I was already traveling due to family emergency and will finally be headed home in a few days. While I've been at a family member's house that I don't visit often I found a remnant of my early days of collecting:
These paddock pals are some of the last members of my original childhood collection. I brought them to my dad's house a long time ago since my mom's house is where I kept my main collection, so that when I visited I still had some horses. Since then he has moved a couple of times and I no longer have my own room at his place since I only really come out once or twice a year, but to my surprise these three were on a shelf in the guest bedroom I'm staying in. They have some love marks from play but they are still unbroken and look lovely. I wonder if Breyer will ever bring the line and molds back outside of activity sets?
Anyways, that aside, now that it's 2019 I have actually seriously sat down and thought about what I want to do with my hobby this year. I have set a few goals and focuses to begin with.
#1 is to focus more on getting resins I already own painted instead of buying new resins. I have quite a few naked resins now and want to spend my hobby funds on getting them some clothes. I also have a few specific painters in mind that I will have to keep a close eye on for commission slots. First up will be my mini Khan, who has suffered a few breaks before ever even getting painted, but will be going to Jenn Danza for repair and some color much to my excitement. I also tried to get a slot in Nikki Button's commission lottery for my Abrantes but unfortunately was unable. I plan on sending both my Lola resins, long and short, to Sue Kern at some point. But I still have Auron, Barnaby, and another Rose Reveler to decide who to send to.
#2 is to continue sculpting and release at least 3 resin editions this year. I already have one well in the works that I finished digitally sculpting just after New Years and the 3D print was delivered at home while I've been away. I'm hoping as I continue doing this, practicing my skills, and getting my name out there, I can successfully sell editions and start funding my hobby with the hobby. Those paint jobs aren't going to pay themselves!
#3 is to dive into the European show scene. I already have one show on my scope I really want to attend that is in September in Germany, and I'm hoping more pop up on the radar that are within a reasonable distance. I love showing and don't want to stop it just because I'm no longer within the US. Plus it'd be great to show with an entirely fresh new batch of competition instead of the same horses that always come out in my region every time. European shows seem much more resin focused than OF focused like US shows are and that's right up my alley because I show pretty much exclusively resins now.
These are my three main goals as of right now. They are pretty broad and ones I feel are doable. Often, however, I find my interests shift over time, so we'll see what happens.
In any case, happy (belated) New Year!
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