I admit, I want to be ahead of the controversy over why I’ve let myself fall behind two days! After exhausting myself trying to complete paintings at night when the workday is too intense to paint, I’ve decided this schedule is not conducive to creating good art or learning. Last night, for instance, I was excited about mixing all the subtle shades of red in the girl’s face, but instead, I took as many short cuts as I could in order to finish faster. I can’t let that happen again tonight. I also can’t function much longer on this goofy sleep schedule. I’ve decided to prepare the drawings tonight and paint tomorrow having learned how un-impassioned I paint when I’m in a mad rush to finish. Thus tonight, let there be sleep!