Well, it’s been a long time coming, but I finally have a proper logo for my blog!
It actually has quite a bit of personal significance for me. The biggest part is a nod to my wife, Christy. She’s the one who urged me to get back into the hobby in February 2006, and has fully supported my work ever since. To be quite honest, a big part of why I model is to simply hear her say “Oh, that looks great sweetie!” when I show her my completed work.
For years, she’s called me “monkey man”, both for my love of all things monkeys and apes, and also because of my sometimes simian-like behaviour. 🙂 (Probably more of that than the other, really…) So in thinking of a mascot, nothing seemed more appropriate than a chimp. It’s a reminder to me that even if no one else likes what I do, she does. And in the end, that’s enough for me.
I know it’s not a huge thing… just a logo really, but I hope you find it fun. I know I do. (It’s a monkey! How can it not be fun?)
In addition to having a new logo, I’m starting a Facebook page. (Because there certainly aren’t enough of them around already… 😉 )
I’ve struggled with the decision to do this for a few months now. To be very honest, I’m worried it may be the height of arrogance on my part to even do so. I keep asking myself “why would anyone want to hear what I have to say?” I know me. I am a doofus wrapped in a goofball inside an idiot, to slightly paraphrase Churchill. 🙂
Yet there are times I’d like to share things- products, gaffes, one-off tips or discoveries, etc., that simply do not work as stand alone blog posts, and probably don’t work well to mass blast across various Facebook groups. So for better or for worse, I have created a Facebook page.
My request is simple- give me a like, and if you’re so inclined, I’d be grateful for recommendation to your friends. You can find my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/jonbiusscalemodels/
My goal, both through this blog, and the new Facebook presence, is to simply continue sharing the fun I derive through the hobby of gluing and painting little pieces of plastic. Sometimes there are frustrations, too, yet even those can be learning experiences that ultimately improve the whole process.
So I can’t say I’m doing anything new or brilliant (not that I ever really did…), but I do hope you’ll enjoy the journey with me as I continue on. And I hope I can contribute something positive back to the community that has given so much to me.
Thanks to everyone who reads my blog, shares the posts on social media, encourages me through comments, messages, and emails, and especially to those who have become friends through this wonderful hobby we all share.