Today, I go back to work after taking a month off to spend time with my family during the holidays. It’s not easy to jump back in! Working from home is difficult at the best of times because there are always distractions- housework, cats, family, piano. It takes discipline to keep to a work schedule. It helps that I have a separate studio, but getting myself to the studio isn’t always easy! Also, it’s difficult to put my mind back to thinking about the new painting- remembering what drew me to the subject and why I arranged things as I did. Sometimes I’ve found that taking a break causes me to rethink some decisions I made. A design that looked good a month ago might seem flawed when I consider it with fresh eyes. I’ll report back!