One of my latest endeavors is painting. I am focusing more on oil, watercolor and drawing as I move farther towards creating my own style. I often paint on location in local areas. Everything from the local park to flower displays in grocery stores. I find many things intriguing.
I put a studio up in the top floor of my home thinking it would motivate me to paint all the time, but it actually took me a few seasons to get up there and work. I moved it into the kitchen last fall thinking I could paint more if I was around the everyday parts of my life. I did for a bit then eventually I found my kitchen was often messy and I had to clean up for guests which meant carrying it all back up three stories to the studio. Now I just have it up there. The rest of the house stays cleaned up and I paint more. I guess we all have to find our best processes and what makes us the most productive.
I also joined a local artist gallery. It has really made me paint more. We all need deadlines to be productive. Nothing like pressure to create!