coffee, acrylics, and the sound of silence.

Throughout the years I've somehow miraculously transformed into a morning person. Coffee played a huge part in that, as well as getting a regular 8-5 job. Even though I'm not currently working, the damage is done and I can't not seem to sleep past 7 am.
So here I am. Wide awake. Sitting in a sleeping house. With the exception of the animals.... Frankie and Zoe are laying on the couch with me and Elizabeth Taylor & Cleopatra are sitting in the open windowsill watching the birds outside as they serenade us a lovely saturday morning melody. I'm drinking a cup of breakfast blend coffee with sugar free french vanilla creamer and a dash of cinnamon.
This has become, without a doubt, my favorite time of the day. This is when I feel most inspired. The soft morning light is just beginning to seep over the horizon and fill the room with a soft glow. It's easy to forget the tragedy in the world when my dead end street is peaceful and calm. It makes me feel like I'm the only person in the world and all this beauty is specifically for my viewing pleasure. I have this secret affair with silence each and every morning. My head stops swimming in a sea of thoughts, to-dos, what ifs, would haves, should haves and could haves and instead floats peacefully, absorbed in the delicate sound of silence. Quiet soothes, calms, and makes me want to sit wrapped up in my favorite striped throw on the porch with a brand new canvas and a palette thick with untouched acrylics awaiting the opportunity to transform the calmness into something beautiful.

"A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places." -Paul Gardner


  1. Sounds beautiful and relaxing... lovely description. :)

  2. lovely! You make me want to turn into a morning person :) i usually stay up until the wee hours of the morn, but you've inspired me to wake up early to see and hear the magic...

  3. thank you!
    I think you will really enjoy how peaceful early morning can be... you'll have to let me know how it goes! :)

  4. I am such an early bird!
    I wake up at 3;45am every morning, well, M-F.
    Its very rare when I set my alarm for a later time.
    The only problem is my sleeping in is like till 5am! Some sleeping in, huh? :)
    Otherwise, I LOVE the quiet, the space, its a different feeling then staying up till wee hours of the morning. I guess because more people do that, then wake up early?!
    The best part about being up so early is that the seals dont seem to sleep either, yes, the seals.
    At the end of our main street is a pier, and yes, if your fishing you have to be careful that you get to keep the fish, and dont feed the seals!
    Have a nice day :)
    I am soooo ready for a nap now, today on a Saturday, I awoke at 3:15am


  5. Lol Cathy, that makes my waking up at 7 sound like really sleeping in!! I find it amazing that you have seals that close to your house... I can't imagine that, the closest I've been to a seal is at the zoo! I hope you enjoyed your nap :)

  6. Awe, I never got around to a nap. So, by 9:30pm I was out like a light!
    Spring forward today made me sleep in till 7, lol.
    This morning I listened to the lovely birds!
    And even when I work, because I work down at the Port here in Benicia, I sometimes hear seals there also!
    Listening to those sounds really make me smile and brighten up my morning also!


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