productivity as a means of sanity / survival, not as a personal brand flex

"... Itsuo Kobayashi, who worked as a cook in Japan until a neurological disorder laid him up at 46. With difficulty walking, Kobayashi had to spend a lot of time indoors, and whiled the time away by drawing the meals he ate. Regularly. For 32 years. Kobayashi, cook-turned-artist, is now represented by Japan's Kushino Terrace art gallery. His decades' worth of hand-drawn food diaries were recently on-show at the Outsider Art Fair in New York.
I wonder how many artists have been accidentally unleashed by injury." (or circumstance)

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