Today I had an appointment in the morning then afterwards went STRAIGHT to the studio (wisely leaving my computer IN THE HOUSE!) and went to work. I've been having some issues getting to work these days, despite the large swaths of time I have to paint. I think depression/anxiety had me somewhat paralyzed for a few days, thinking about Dylan's surgery, but now I'm feeling better, and I'm glad to be painting/drawing again.
Often a good way for me to get back into doing art is to draw with pastels. They are very direct and simple and forgiving, and I have a lot of skill with them since I've been doing them for a long time now. Oil painting is more difficult for me since I haven't been doing it for so long so can't use the materials in as many ways. There's ease to drawing with pastels which I really appreciate.