"Instead of fretting about getting everything done, why not simply accept that being alive means having things to do? Then drop into full engagement with whatever you're doing, and let the worry go."
So forgive me if this is glaringly obvious, but you've got to use some tubes of paint, some ink, some paper in order to learn. On the shelf, your art materials are of no value. But on your work table, they are the best kind of magic. Let go of that idea of preciousness.