I’m not the best miniatures painter in the world by any means, but upon looking back at some of the things I’ve painted over the past decade, I realized I’ve at least gotten better. And I’m continuing to get better. The same could probably be said for the maps I make or the dioramas I build.
So what’s the point of this blog or this website? Simply put: I wish I had a reference for what I’ve put together in the past. I tend to jump from interest to interest a ton – I sometimes refer to it as voluntary ADD. I think I just find something I really want to work on or play or write or create, and obsess over it for a month or two before a new shiny project inevitably pulls me away. When I finally get back to things I’ve worked on in the past, I almost have to re-learn things I’ve already done just to get myself back up to speed. Shit, even building this WordPress template is something I’ve done in the past and had to re-figure out. So with that in mind, I don’t expect this site to be updated frequently as I get side-tracked and move from project to project, but at least it will house most of the things I work on so I have some reference to look back on. Who knows, maybe I’ll expand it later and include all the other things I do other than painting and map-making and terrain-building. Maybe “Devlin’s Compendium” or something. 🙂
At the moment, the site is pretty barren as I get everything set up. I’m sure there’s a more efficient/automated way to put the pages together that I’m trying to set up, especially as I re-learn WordPress’s nuances, but for the time being this way will be fine. If I ever go back and change the layout, however, that could very well kill me. Maybe I should look into a more efficient method now, instead. Meh.
Anywho, this is just the beginning. I hope my future self finds this to be interesting and a worthwhile endeavor. And if anyone out there finds this and gets inspired or finds one of my methods to be helpful, that’s super cool, too.