Some people swear by music, to help them work, to help them write and create.
For writing, I generally find music more distracting than helpful. Maybe writing - actually stringing together coherent sentences - just doesn't come so naturally to me so I need to really focus to get anything done.
But I'd forgotten how much I used to enjoy music playing while I paint. For me, painting makes less of a mental demand but it's surprisingly physical, so the right kind of music helps keep the brush moving.
On this gorgeous spring day I've taken a spur-of-the-moment day's vacation. A "me" day. Just because.
With no particular pressure to do any of the usual weekend non-fun stuff, it's been pleasingly productive. I've almost finished the background artwork for Tiamat's Nest. I need to sharpen up a few details here and there, but it's pretty much ready to hand over to my designer.
The last sections of the foreground were painted this morning to the strains of Tangerine Dream.
Do you find music helps or hinders you? A must-have or a no-no?