Like many people I have hobbies outside of writing. These include many artistic avenues, but one I spend a lot of time on is painting. I paint in watercolors, acrylics, and even dabble in oils. I'm versatile like that...
I like watercolors the best, simply because they are easy to clean up. I like oils because even if I mess up, I can just scrap the mistake off and try again. Acrylics are also fun as I can get deep colors and they are easy to use on any type of surface. I don't pretend to be very good. Somethings I can paint very well. Others...I am very lacking. However, I keep enjoying the time spent on them all the same.
Here are a few for your winter day enjoyment:
You may begin to notice a trend...I have an affinity to animals, bugs, and nature.
Nothing too awesome but not to shabby either. I use painting when I'm stuck with something I'm writing or when I just can not get inspired to write. I think that may mean that if I have not put out anything in the book or magazine world in a while...someone might need to tell me to put my paintbrush down and get to writing!
We all need our outlets. Painting is mine.