I was less interested in composition and creating yet another painting that won't sell than I was in just enjoying that last pink lily and creating something pretty that I can put on stickers and stamps when I can afford them. This was an interesting effort that kept my mind off my troubles most of the day.
That's the wonderful thing about painting. It shifts your focus, you relax and your breathing slows as you slip away to a happier and calmer place for a while. That's the most healing thing about it.