In response to your question Tricia about motivation:
I find it SO difficult to get motivated . I've put a prompt on my phone to remind me daily to set aside 10 minutes - especially as I find sitting for long periods really difficult. I also think it's a state of mind too, I've been very depressed with a lot of issues happening some of them very long term. I used to think that peace and quiet was the way to go to getting my art done but very recently I have found listening (ON MY HEADPHONES) to music I like has given me a way to shut out my surroundings and the other noise has allowed me to focus on what I'm doing without distractions - so that's part of my solution. I also find doing some research on the pictures and things that inspire me and keeping a record of them helps I.e. Pinterest, etc., in order that you're not wondering about what to draw or paint. Hope this helps. I know it's not easy and am finding it especially hard at the moment as still not feeling 100%.