Thank you @BusyBeeNursery
Well, I’ve said many times that im probably the slowest reborn artist. This is my chance to ellaborate on that lol. Its not that I paint slow. I dont really paint slowly. Im slow because I do not have a lot of time to paint. I work from home, homeschool, have 4 Westies and now a new puppy who has a heart murmur. I do all housework, clothes washing, dishes, cooking. My kids are older now (10,12,13) and dont need me as much as they used to in terms of meeting their basic needs. We also live on the lake and hubby and I want to be out on the water since its right there in the back yard.
If I had my way, I would paint all day But my family gets very frustrated with me and the time I spend on my babies. This adds to my own frustration, that I freaking deserve an hour or two to go paint a layer goodness gracious. If I go near my dolls, I have a hubby that pops his head up and says, “Whatcha doing over there?” If I say I’m painting, I hear this enormous groan or sigh. I literally only spend, if I am lucky, 1-2 hours a week reborning. I havent touched my dolls on my table in 3 months, ever since my dog had her first litter of puppies. I have been taking care of them.
I get very angry about it. Its a very tender subject for me. I feel like I do so much for my family. I’m bringing in all income, keeping that house together and the kids schooled, and spending every free moment I have with my hubby and kids. If I am caught painting I catch all hell. Sigh. I literally have to stay up all night to make progress or get up way way early before anyone wakes up. I have shed many tears and had lots of arguements with my husband over it. When I show him a finished doll, he will just say, “Looks real, good job.” That’s it.
Sooo, I say all of that to vent, but also to say I cannot offer any advice as I am struggling to earn time to enjoy something I love to do.