Taking on too much.

With too little time.

I got this great idea that I would paint a large display miniature for my husband’s new office. I had a logo designed for him and his team based on this miniature knowing, that I wanted to paint it for him as a mascot. I didn’t have a deadline on the project, until this week.

He has a work event coming up and I thought it would be a fantastic time to present him with his new gift. I set this deadline, not thinking about how long it would take me to actual paint the damn thing. I could spend day and night in a frenzy, trying to get the project done. 

Unfortunately, I have other OBLIGATIONS in the meantime. I mean like work and the upcoming Reaper Virtual. SERIOUSLY, what is wrong with me? I don’t know why I do this to myself.

The Beast

Well, at least I got the beastly thing airbrushed, DAYS ago. I am so nervous about messing it up that I haven’t even started painting it yet. I keep telling myself it’s because I don’t want to open the window and let in cold air while I airbrush, but that’s just a lie.

Good news is that I found some interesting looking fungi on an old tree stump while out walking my dog. I think I can use these on the base to add interesting underwater “coral”. Need to figure out how to get them properly cleaned and dried before I need to attach them to the base. If you know what these little fungi are, drop a comment below.

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Reaper Virtual 2021

I’m super excited to be teaching TWO classes at Reaper Virtual this year. Anyone who is looking for more information about miniature photography can sign up and take one of my classes. The classes are designed to support different skill levels and equipment options.

Miniature Photography for Beginners



 11:00 – 12:00

Learn how to use a mobile phone and natural light to take better photographs of your miniatures. This class will cover basic concepts for single light source, set up of the scene, and how to take a picture. 

Please bring one painted miniature.

A camera (smartphone or dslr) a window or large directional light source, a foam board or cloth for a backdrop, and a block or plinth.

Advanced Concepts in Miniature Photography



 16:00 – 17:00

Learn to take higher quality photographs of your painted miniatures. Topics to be covered will be lighting, set -up, composition, and camera manipulation. 

Bring 3 painted miniatures.

DSLR or Mirrorless camera is required along with knowledge of how to manipulate the settings for your particular brand of camera. Two light sources, one can be a window and one can be a directional lamp. Background material such as a foam board, cloth, or canvas. Multiple blocks or plinths for elevating multiple miniatures at the same time. Students without a camera will still be able to grasp the more advanced concepts of lighting or composition.

Interested in signing up? Just go to Reaper Virtual and sign up for one of these FREE classes.