In the meantime, it's increasingly important to spend some of my weekly art time on goal-free art, like the pastel drawing on this page. This is the kind of stuff I work on while listening to jazz at the end of the day. This pastel drawing isn't for any purpose. No frames, no price tags, no meaning. When I do these goal-free drawings/paintings, they often have a few things in common. They're usually in color. These shapes seem to recur. Is it an artistic theme or is it OCD? I still like the black lines too. I suppose that's a nod to cartooning and/or childhood coloring books.
P.S. My goal was to do 5 hours of art this week, and I succeeded. No time commitment for the coming week. I'm going to be spending all day Saturday and Sunday at APE. That's enough of a commitment.