It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?“ – Henry David Thoreau

"View From The 18th Hole" 36" x 48" gallery wrapped, Oil and Acrylic  $4320
“Cypress at Pebble Beach” 36″ x 48″ gallery wrapped, Oil and Acrylic $4320


When is the best time of the day to create?  I guess the answer is anytime as long as you create.

Each morning I have a plan to get as much done as possible. I do believe my eyes are bigger than my stomach, but I also believe that my schedule is lopsided and out of balance. There are certain things I must do daily and have committed to doing no matter what. I recently added meditation to my list and have been meditating for close to a month. Meditation has made me more focused and also more productive. But it has also made me realize that I am not using my day effectively, especially to create.

So the question when is the best time to create? Everyone probably has a time of the day they feel most productive. I am a morning person so A.M is the most productive time of the day for me. I have heard of people waking up at 3:00 in the morning being inspired regularly to create, so I don’t think there is a hard-set time for creativity and there is an argument that you can’t wait to be inspired before you create you just need to be present and get to work.

In the A.M. I have the most energy and I am the clearest. I usually use this energy to do things that don’t take much thinking; they are habit, exercising, cleaning, chores etc. Then why am I wasting this precious energy that would be most effectively used otherwise especially to create?   I do have an answer for that, but that may be another post. I do believe it is “guilt”.

So as of today my schedule is going to change, and that includes creating first thing in the morning. I will try this for 7 days and let you know how my experiment goes.

Would you like to join me? Or is there a schedule that you would like to share that helps you create at your full potential?

*Cypress at Pebble Beach, 36″ x 48″ oil and acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, $4320
2k14 current footage 7,780 sq. inches
*All art from Janet Vanderhoof’s Fine Art Gallery, maybe seen in Janet’s studio at Morgan Hill, CA. You may purchase through contacting my email or phone (408) 460-7237. Thank you!