I’m between semesters right now, it’s mid-Winter, my mum-in-law is staying here (which is actually great), and I’m not getting much art done. We just had an enormous storm, and the house is very cold and a bit damp. I find myself asking how one is supposed to do art in such miserable conditions. Even when I put my brush on the canvas and it’s working, I want to stop and wrap up and play computer games. I have a commissioned piece I’m working on, that’s got me committed, but gosh. It’s times like this I start feeling very petulant and lazy. I can’t even get my clothes dry.