The freshly cleared off painting table here in Zum Stollenkeller. Let's see if this helps keep the painting fire going over the next several months.
A clean desk is the sign of a sick mind. Or so goes the saying seen commonly on those cute little stickers and among personal effects/paper weights/dust gatherers that reside on the desks of paper pushers throughout the English-speaking world. Or at least here in the United States. Well, might I be so forward as to suggest that maybe, just maybe more of us might get more accomplished with a little less clutter on our respective painting tables? I know I feel more productive with a clear workspace. It's certainly food for thought.
So with that very idea in mind, I've spent a pleasant hour or so this afternoon figuring out future painting projects, sorting through things, and putting away various bits and pieces that have been living on the painting desk for MONTHS here at Stollen Central. Ahhhh. . . Looks better already. A little dusty maybe, but it's amazing how you can focus your painting energies once all of that extra stuff has been organized and put carefully away for the time being. I don't know about you, but it's difficult to do all of one's painting in 10-12 square inches of space.
Anyway, after the guns and two command vignettes mentioned above, I'll either turn my attention to the regiment of RSM hussars converted to uhlans at the far left of the photograph, or take a crack at painting the third company of 15 RSM/Minden Croats mentioned in my previous post from this morning. We'll need to see how the fall term shapes up and how beleaguered I'm feeling after a few weeks though. Sadly, my first classes begin meeting on Wednesday, August 22nd. Sigh. Seems like the summer has only just begun, and here we are already thinking about updating and finalizing course syllabi. There ought to be a law. . .