Temporary Safe Zone

Well, good news: as of today, I still have a job. Excellent. However, I'm not celebrating for two reasons:

  1. I had to say emotional goodbyes to coworkers who've worked for the company for almost 2 decades.
  2. My job's not totally safe yet; there's likely to be a second round of cuts by the end of the year. I don't want to jinx myself. 

I won't go into any of it since it's still pretty fresh and I'm really upset about the whole thing. While I may have survived the first wave, who knows what's in store for the "survivors". All I know is, it ain't gonna be pretty and my head's not off the chopping block yet. Speaking of disembodied heads, I PAINTED STUFF! (sorry, it was the best segue I could think of). I'm making slow progress on the Kingdom Death Twilight Knight-- this has to be the smallest face I've ever painted! 

After that, my palette was done so I switched out the paper and sighed in the beautiful relief of having a completely clean wet palette-- oh the possibilities! 

We're so close to being done with Bailey Silverbell #2. She was the second mini I ever painted, and I'm looking forward to seeing her side-by-side with her original counterpart. She'd 90% done and it's killing me that she's still sitting there collecting dust. I still need to work some finishing touches on her cloak, and hair, but for now, it's time to attach the dagger. I have to give myself a pep talk before attachments like this-- so much can go wrong like glue spilling over on finished paint sections. (deep breaths) Don't screw this up! I've got this...