I like to wake up early...a little early before the boys. To drink my nectar of the Gods(coffee) in quiet peace, to think of what the day might bring and how I can seize this day to make it "successful" in my eyes. This early morning time is precious to me. I greet each of my sons as they wake and pitter, patter to my arms for a morning hug. This morning I noticed both boys went straight to their sketch books. What a way to start the day! I was very inspired and thought this was certainly a sign as to what the day should bring us. Today I explained to the boys the joy of arting in the outdoors...yes! drawing, sketching, painting, pastels, oils, or watercolor...in the outdoors, a place in nature where you set up your little spot, sit down and just make art from the inspiration around you. Nature. So what a way to start the day. Good morning sketch books!