Originally Posted by elucidate
I decided that painting and being an artist was what was keeping me in the melancholy place that seems to be my nature...and I decided I wanted to be happy, so I gave all that up, even though painting is what makes me happy...even if I'm sad whilst doing it!
You sound just like Picasso. He was happiest when painting and not nearly so happy at other times.
That's a recipe for being prolific.