Tuesday it was difficult to set the busy stuff aside and just sit with the paints. (-For the past 10 days it's been a struggle to manage a bare minimum.) But at some point I realized that the feeling that I didn't have time to paint was just a feeling. I did actually have time and it was such sweet relief to lose-loose!- myself in these peonies. Then yesterday it was much easier to open the paintbox. Today I will be in transit which often helps me do more sketching than I might do otherwise because I lower my expectations. I'll post some of those sketches here on moveablepaintbox.