Totally not geology related I felt like sharing what seems to be becoming my new hobby to relax from studying and thesis preperations. I began painting. Just today I bought a set of 12 colours, paint brushes and paper. Not that I am losing my interesting in geology, however it is clear sometime the analytical-scientific needs to be shut down and put aside. I'm curious what kind of hobbies people out there have when they are not focused on doing geology. That would be interesting to know really. Perhaps you can leave some comments on that.