Under the Influence

 I painted night because it's the best way to get a block of uninterrupted time, but it's a double edge sword.If you're under the influence of the art bug, walking into your studio was a bit like an alcoholic walking into a bar.  You think, " i'll just take a look at last nights stuff quickly." Then you pick up a brush to fiddle with a spot just didn't look right and before you know it, the paint is still flowing  at 2am on a work night. And even though I've learned to hate 7 AM and I don't have any illusion that I could quit anytime I want, it's not a problem.