Because of the wrist fracture and then our daughter's wedding I had not been in the studio (except for Joel Janowitz's drawing group) in months. Deciding to go in and work was daunting and I immediately felt myself tightening up. So I tried my best to repeat a mantra I have heard from so many other artists: Just create and don't worry about the outcome.
And so I decided to just draw a dustpan and broom and not worry if I liked it or not. I drew with ink so I could not get fussy or erase. I listened to bad 80s music and at the end of the day I left feeling eager to return, which was the only goal for my going that day.