i know exactly what you mean. i was trained as a studio jeweler and
returned to school to get my certification. i miss my
work....desperately. things are getting easier. i am in my third year
teaching elementary school and finally have some lessons that i have not
chunked! it gets better...just hang on. i have "found" time by
committing myself to commission pieces and the like (so that i have to
work.) in the mean time, make your demo pieces the best you can, maybe
they can fill the void for a while.