I'm getting to the point where I figure doing freelance art isn't really as much fun as it once was. The one thing I do miss is just seeing other people, for 12 years I was working at the Cinema and even though for the vast amount of that time I was in the projection box there were always plenty of people to talk with, and I made friends with people from the public who I talked to just in the foyer who I'm still friends with now over 10 years later. Then working in the computer games and animation industry, it was always a case of plenty of people to bounce ideas off, joke with and go for a few pints with.
I've gotten to the point over recent months were motivation to do my own artwork has reached nearly 0%, my art Blog was something that I'd update on a regular basis but this year I've only posted a handful of things. I've contacted numerous companies about work, and if I'd even got a "Thanks but we've got no work at the moment for freelancers" that would have been a bonus, but often you get nothing back.
Working from home as I do can be incredibly boring, when you're in the house all day it seems like I'm just waiting for the time that I have to walk up to the school to pick the kids up. My wife works most of the week and we do get the odd morning when we go for a swim and lunch but otherwise if I was tested on Mastermind on crap daytime TV shows that run on the TV in the background as I sit at my computer, then I could probably win that show.
I've gotten to the point where my wife said there's a job going clearing tables in the kitchens at the school where she works, and I've been tempted to apply.