I very often have sleepless nights or “nightmares” when I do something new for many hours like playing a game or programming etc. It usually goes away after some time.
With painting, now for almost 1 year straight almost everyday. I very often have a very bad sleep when I’m working on a painting that isn’t finished or have some problems with it. Finished painting are not a problem. My brain then just paints the whole night back and forth. It drives me crazy.
It doesn’t matter if I do something else before going to sleep. I can read a book or watch a film, doesn’t matter. Also it doesn’t seem to stop after doing it for so long now. Like it is with other works or stuff.
Is this just me or am I crazy? Like does my brain or me care so much about my paintings? I don’t know.