Yes I am back at the easel. I do get itchy to get back to my pastels. I think if I take off too much time I'll fall into a rut and have trouble getting back to work. I think that may be a common feeling for people who work for themselves and at home. When you have no schedule, no job to get up and go to, it may be a slippery slope if you take off too much time. It's great not being a slave to a schedule but you have to have some will power so you don't end up lounging around the entire day, day after day.