My day starts with a cup of coffee in the pretty tea cup that was my Mimi’s. Half asleep, I open the drapes in my studio to greet the light and sit at my desk to flip through the pages in my sketchbook. My sketchbook is like a sacred safe, my life and inspiration are all documented and kept in my sketchbook. It’s my journal, my inspiration board, my look book, my mind’s files compiled in one beautiful scribbled place. I light a candle and begin to write. Free writing helps me determine my heart’s position and set my intentions, and from that point, I feel free and prepared to approach the canvas.