I am 52, so a long way from retirement. I am a federal employee working for the Navy. I sail on the ships that replenish the Navy at sea. We get really busy for long periods of time. It can make getting anything artistic done a real pain. I am too tired in the evenings to even turn my laptop on, let alone create anything.
I recently redecorated the living room, not just painting but changing the doors and building furniture, a very long way from supplying ships at sea but I was still too tired to be creative in the evenings. Then again I am 65 and keep telling my wife I am far too old to do such things and I struggle to be creative even when I am not dog tired.