"I frequently lock myself in my studio. I do not often see the people I love, and in the end I shall suffer for it . . . painting is one's private life."
1834 - 1917
Sometimes we sacrifice our relationships because of our commitment to our creative work. We ignore the people we love because of the creative work we must do. The challenge is to find a balance between the work and the people. We need the people to hold us to this earth so we don't disappear into thin air — so we don't drop off the deep end. So if you have been ignoring those you love, go give them a hug and a spend a few minutes with them.