Going back to my art routine had been hard lately. I cannot stress how difficult it is to establish a routine of making art while being a full-time employee and a full-time graduate student. I started little. I take a break in the afternoon to do a quick sketch or follow an online tutorial. I paint whenever I can in the evenings after dinner. There won’t always be “free” time unless you create it. And my bird studies are worth that time no matter how simple and child-like they are.