I go crazy if I go without painting for too long. I mean, grumpy, world-can-go-to-hell-in-a- handbag nuts. I know this because 1) I start getting grumpy and crazy and 2) when I finally get in the studio, it's like Stargate has opened and I am teleported to a place where all is well and there is only peace and happiness. The effect is immediate. The work may sometimes be about struggle, but I do not struggle while painting. Watercolor painting, especially, is so soothing. It focuses me. I bet if everyone knew how to watercolor paint, we'd have world peace. There is no way to be angry, confused or disgruntled, or hell- even sad, while working with watercolors.
(Ok, maybe I lie. maybe I have been sad, angry or confused when working on a watercolor, but not for long.)
I have to clean house, finish painting the utility room and prep a work for shipping. My to-do list keeps growing, but I'm knocking stuff off a little at a time. February is a big deadline month.
And there's other stuff, which I am certain I will post briefly about soon enough.
If I remember, I will stealth post the watercolors tomorrow.