Art definitely takes time. It is difficult to look at the clock and say, "I've got 25-30 minutes to spare; I'll sit down and do art." Creativity doesn't always fit that forced time constraint. Of course there are exceptions, and making mono print backgrounds is one such exception. I made five very different backgrounds in 25 minutes which included cleanup afterwards.
I've got one art journal dedicated to receiving these Gelli Arr backgrounds so I'm set & ready to work on middle layers on the next road trip. The art messiness will be done so when I have more time I can work on the reflective messinessthat takes more (quiet) time.