When I moved into a smaller apartment and was forced to get a studio space away from home, I found that I painted more. My logic was if I was going to drive all the way to the studio, I may as well stay a long time and make it count. It worked. The last three years were my most productive years of painting with me averaging 65 paintings a year. I would paint an average of five hours a day.
Now that I am back to having a home studio, I find that the procrastination bug has bitten me again. I have a great home studio but along with the home studio comes way too many distractions of being at home, naps being the biggest distraction of all. I can already feel my production levels dropping and it's making me feel anxious. I am working part-time, getting off at 12:20 pm from my teaching job so that I can spend more time in the studio. You would think I would have a lot accomplished in the last two months, but it hasn't been the case. I can't tell if this is just procrastination or just sheer laziness. Once I am in the studio I am fine. I could paint for hours, but it's the getting there that I am having problems with. You'd think it wouldn't be so hard considering I only have to walk about 20 feet to get to my studio! Sheesh!
I'm thinking I may need to set up a strict schedule and start adhering to it, although the whole point of moving back into a home studio was so that I could paint whenever I felt like it. I am hoping it is just a phase and once I am used to the transition I will be back to my regular productive self. I don't deal well with too much change and in the past few months I have had a lot of it. Maybe I just need to get used to all of these changes. I hope so cause I have a lot of work that needs to be done and none of it has been started.