It would seem that I’m beginning to chip away at this wall I’ve been bashing my head into for so long. I still have a long way to go, clearly, but I’m actually starting to believe that all this effort might reward me with more than just a headache. With that, and my wedding coming up this month, you might say that I’ve had a good week.

I’ve been spending a lot of my time recently reading about, thinking of and playing Magic: The Gathering. I have been bitten by this bug before, but it has never been much of an issue; this time, however, it has latched on and shows little of removing itself from my epidermis. Luckily, with Magic comes some truly stunning artwork by some of my favourite artists and has proven to be a steady source of inspiration.

Some day I would like to open a booster pack and find one of my own paintings staring back at me. Until then, I’ll be bashing my head against this wall.