Programming makes my head hurt

But I really enjoy it.

I've been learning Python, little by little (my only other programming experience being with Maya's MEL), especially as it relates to computer graphics. So far I've managed a simple (but I think kinda creative) script for Maya that simplifies the light-linking process from a large list of node associations to just an object selection and a click of a button. Hopefully I can get the code cleaned up and release it here soon, for anyone interested.

Sometimes, though, my mind gets so filled with ints, strings, tuples and classes, that I need to take a creative break and use the other side of my brain. Or however that works. Today, after a particularly confusing session on Regular Expression Operations, I was enjoying seeing the sunlight filter through my window onto a lonely bottle of Jones soda, and thought, "I hardly ever try to paint from real life."





It was pretty fun. The more I try painting, however, the more I realize what a novice I am at it. I love the whole process and creation, but when I take a step back and see how far I have to go to be able to paint the sorts of things I want to at the quality I want to...

Whew. It's enough to send someone back to programming.