My work has been shifting, too, to compositions that seem to be more rooted in physical forms and physical objects. Shapes are turning out to be based on some thing, references to some thing, inspired by things. "Thing-ness" is creeping in, which makes my explanations both harder and easier in some ways.
Suffice it to say that I will be returning to some serious art-makin' in 2013. Time to get serious.
But for the remainder of 2012, I reach out to any of you who might be reading. If you are an artist with a day-job, how do you balance your schedule to ensure there is ample time in your studio? Or if you are an artist living off your work, how do you maintain your creativity? Have you ever neglected it?