No matter my good intentions at the beginning of summer I'm always hopelessly distracted by the beauty outside and get barley any "real" painting in. Of course my new found love of gardening doesn't help matters. One of my solutions to this is the gather reference images for the winter. I've been better about it recently, planning out paintings that I know I will want to start when the first frost hits.
I am also re-designing my studio, and will soon be making one of these beauties which now that I think about it should have been included initially. It will bring a fresh breath of organization and inspiration to the place.