Sometimes there just isn't enough time in the day and often it is the creative aspects of life that suffer as items related to work and family life take over. The last week or so has been like that for me. And yet, when everything is said and done, it is the creative time that make the rest of it bearable. Thankfully I have a habit of keeping a sketchbook easily accessible at all times, without it I would have surely cracked. Even working for five minutes provides an instant sense of relief and a burst of energy to continue. But eventually, for me at least, an extended period without an extended period of creative time wears me down. Today, finally, I squeezed out thirty minutes of dedicated time.