Robert Genn, the artist, in his newsletter (<link) recently told the story of a would be artist, who put off her artistic career for years by ignoring a box of painting materials that had been given her. Finally in her later years she got a new box of paints and went to work, fulfilling a life long dream.
Many artists related to the story, and sent in tales of their own, telling how they started their own adventures in art, after putting them off, by putting them aside "in a box", figuratively. I read their stories idly.
Then I glanced in my corner and laughed out loud. There was MY box of paints, not figuratively, but actually, sitting on top of the file cabinet...on top of two unused easels.
I guess I need to get it down and start my own artistic career. It is never too late..