I realize that I don't post the way that I actually create. I have been saving up photos of painting in the studio, and different stages of my refashioning so that I can put all the painting photos in one post and the refashioning in another. So I can list all the steps in order and make it 'coherent'. But that isn't how I work.
In the past I have forced myself to stay in the studio working from 9am to 4pm. Sometimes it went well, other times it was torturous. Other artist friends talk of how they get into the 'zone' and time just disappears as they create. I used to wonder what was wrong with me. Time never disappears for me. I can be having a good time creating, I can be having a difficult time creating, but time is always there, ticking away.
I no longer think this means something is lacking in me. People are just different. We are wired differently and what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another. What works best for me is jumping around. I have about six paintings on the go at the same time plus a couple of drawings in the studio. They are at different stages. In the house I have 4 art journals going, and three refashioning projects. What works for me is a few hours on this, 30 minutes on that, 20 minutes catching up on emails, a snack, and another hour art journaling. All with breaks and changes. I am not sure, but I think I end up getting about the same amount done as when I used to force myself to stick to one thing.
And I am a lot happier.