I thought I would start this post with my latest painting. I titled this one "Pixley in Winter'. It is acrylic on 12 x 16 Ampersand board. I love the smooth surface of these boards. They do get me to loosen up just a little :). I was itching to do a winter scene since I had months of inspiration outside my window this winter. The reference photo for this piece was taken at a park just a few miles from my home. It is also a great place to cross country ski though I haven't done that for a couple years now. I must admit that I am not the fan of winter that I used to be, but I love painting snow! I also needed a new winter scene for my annual calendar that I do at Zazzle!
The other reason for this post is to inquire about others work habits. It seems that being a creative sort, I am always working. I am either painting, promoting, working on my online shops or learning! I feel guilty taking time for myself. When I worked at my corporate job I had no problem using the weekends to 'play' - now I spend at least a portion of the weekend working. Lately, I have thought about actually making a cup of tea and reading for an hour or so, but alas I am doing this post instead. I do take my evenings off pretty much when hubby is home from work though. How do others balance work and me time? I really would like to know.