Trouble finding time for painting?

Since I have finally gotten back home and now have time to do the things I want to do, I am having trouble finding time for painting!  I have eight months of tasks that have backed up and I am working feverishly toward catching up.  This week it has been getting my dogs taken care of and current on all things.  The week before it was getting the house back in order.

My goal has always been to paint something, anything, daily–but I seem to have trouble finding time for painting.  I either procrastinate or simply look up and it is time to go to bed.  I love painting.  I have a great place to do my painting.  I just can’t seem to find the time to do anything that resembles painting.

trouble finding time for painting

I have everything set up and accessible for painting.  I use a third bedroom for my studio, so I can leave things setting out and ready to go.  I have watched quite a few art/painting videos while I was in Dallas, so I have inspiration.  Now, I just have to figure out how to find time.  Would it be best if I paint first thing in the morning?  My dogs will have strokes if I make them wait too long for their daily walk.  Would it be best to paint right after my afternoon nap?  I’m old, I need a nap most days.  Should I wait and paint in the evening?  I am usually all out of energy and pizzazz by then.  I will just have to keep trying out new times every day until I hit on the best one for me, I guess.

Does anyone else have this problem?  I love getting, buying, ordering painting supplies.  I drool over art catalogs.   I seem to be a bit of a hoarder when it comes to painting and art supplies.  You never know when you may need a specific thing for your art work and what if you threw that specific thing away?

Maybe I am just being too hard on myself by expecting to get everything organized and going the way I want it to go when I have just been home less than a month.  Maybe I should learn to be patient.  Patience has never ever been a strong suit for me!

How do you find the time in your busy day to paint?  I’d really love to hear how you handle this problem.


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