Start with Art

I start my mornings at 4:30 a.m. with black coffee, a podcast (currently hooked on the NPR "How I Built This" series) and ART. I sit alone in my studio for a few hours every morning and I get to be alone with my creativity. It is a beautiful thing.

I will tell you that it doesn't happen accidentally. I decided this year that painting was too important to me to skip doing it even in this very busy season of life. What that meant for me is that I had to create a time that I could paint every-single-day. And...early morning was the most reliable time for that.

So...I go to bed really early (last night I was asleep by 8:30 p.m. - ha!), I take shortcuts to preserve time (Instacart is my friend) and I plan. 

The best thing I do for myself right now is to get up early. I'd love to hear from other early risers. What time do you get up? What do you do in your life to help preserve this precious time for yourself? AND...what inspires you to get up in the first place?

All my best,


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