So true! When I get commission work, I'm at it all night every night until its done, I become a recluse! I find it becomes 'work'! My husband said ' don't ever say yes to another commission' haha!
I'm flattered that people will call upon me to do work for them.....but I find not having too much choice if any on the subject matter drains my enthusiasm!
I always say, I fall in love with a piece while I'm creating it, and when I'm done I'm ready to divorce it! (And that's usually 200hrs later if you include the hanging hardware and varnishing!)