To my artist friends and those thinking of picking up a brush or drawing pencil.
I find that when things get really out of control with our lives, it's good to take time to do only what gives us pleasure. If nothing feels like nothing can give you pleasure then force yourself to think of what used to give you pleasure and allow yourself the time to see the good in it again. Creating art should be a pleasure and not a job. You should paint for yourself first and foremost, not what you think people will like or appreciate. No explanation needed! Take the time to enjoy the process, paint anything you want with abandon, like a child would do. Children are all born artists, when does an child decide that they can't paint or draw anymore. It's when they get criticized or they feel not as good as their friends. If we could tackle our art as though we were children, we would all be great artists !