I started a paint by number a few days ago. It’s only my second one this year but I’m cruising. A lot’s been done in very little time.

It’s hard to describe how painting makes me feel. I zone out. It’s a creative outlet that directs me. The outlined nature of a paint by number guarantees I won’t fail, that I’ll like the outcome. There’s no chance this is wasted energy.

It’s a low risk hobby. It’s fun curl up on the couch, drape myself over a canvas, and focus.