It is a need. I know this because if I don't paint, I feel that there is something amiss with the day. I end the day feeling "short". I did not paint today and feel as if I've missed an important part of sharing. Painting is like all the art forms. Artists, writers, musicians, dancers, architects, puppeteers, etc. ... feel that if they did not Give something to the Universe, that they come up lacking. After all, and I realized this many years ago, the reason I am here is to create beauty. I am here to counter-weight what is negative in the world. I believe the reason that there is so much literature, so many movies, so many themes of "Good vs. Evil", is that, that is precisely what life is about. The tide of Good constantly tries to wash the effects of Evil. And if there is an Army of Good then I'm signed up for that. I'm on THAT team. So it is important for me to contribute.
So like all good planners, I plan to paint tomorrow. Blessed tomorrow. I will begin the day grateful. Grateful to have the day, grateful to paint and grateful for my family and friends who support me in doing what I love.