I saw a commercial of the Ipad. The dude was using his finger like a paint brush on the pad using I guess the Ipad version of Photoshop. It is sort of sad. I was supposed to get me set up with some paints and canvases, but I got the kids a bunch of stuff and again set that goal back. I did take my Marilyn Monroe Grilled Cheese manipulation and adjusted the resolution so I could have it printed out by deviant art then frame it and put it in the kitchen. One step in the right direction.
I know what you mean about other things getting in the way of our goals. You did it out of love. I hope you can get set up soon, I think you will feel like a garden that has been neglected and then gets a nice rain... and that part of you will blossom! :-)