So, I generally come back from things like KASF and the Somerset Harp Festival inspired and frustrated. Inspired, because there's so much neat stuff to do! Frustrated, because I'm something of a perfectionist and that's not actually a good thing. I want to do it all, do it now, and be great at it (without having to go through that horribly embarrassing 'making mistakes' part).
I mean, I try to get over it. "Research means hitting wrong notes" and all. But there's a certain critical mass of project ideas, skills needed, and time needed to improve said skills that's a bit paralyzing for me.
I'm going to try allocating just fifteen minutes a day to Art Stuff. I have some fannish Art Stuff to clear out of my queue first. Then, SCA Art Stuff. Maybe musical practice. Maybe working on the Lyre Handbook. Or sewing. Or calligraphy. Or whatever.
Fifteen is more than zero, which is what I usually get because I can't have 120 minutes. Way, way back in college, I was so proud of my ability to get things done, often by making use of periods of time as small as 15 minutes. That might be just one thermodynamics homework problem done - but then that was one I wouldn't have to do later.
I may be underestimating the mental downtime I need to recuperate from work/commute (mostly commute, I swear). But it seems like I ought to be able to find fifteen minutes somewhere.