I didn't do much art on vacation - only two quick sketches. Instead I spent my time soaking in the brilliant colors and natural beauty. It was overwhelming in the best sense of the word and provided a lot of creative inspiration.
While I clear the decks to get back to work, I suggest that any aspiring artists (or aspiring anything for that matter) read this blog post by Maggie Stiefvater. Maggie is a wife, mother, full time artist, writer and musician. This post is her answer to the question, "How do you find time to do it all?" I think she makes some excellent points about priorities and goal setting. Read it and see what you think.