So I talked about space earlier this week, but I'm sort of curious about how much time people are able to spend on their art. It's a constant personal battle finding time to work, fighting against work responsibilities, family responsibilities, volunteer activities, and my own tendency toward inertia and wasteful computer hours. My best and most productive moments are between 10 pm and 1 am. These are the hours that are the quietest. It's time that's just my own with nobody asking me questions or wanting me to do anything, that I can just have for myself. I do sacrifice sleep time, though, and I'm worried that as I get older, I'm not going to be able to keep that up.
It is very important to me that I spend at least some time EVERY DAY making art. It keeps me grounded, centered. It validates my inner creative person who would like to be on the surface all day, every day.
So, if you're reading this, leave a comment for me. Tell me what your work habits are like. How many hours per day or days per week are you able to spend make art? What is your best time of day? Am I the only crazy artist working into the wee hours of the morn?