|Art Before Breakfast by Danny Gregory|
I love the title of this book Art Before Breakfast. I think that idea of getting important things under your belt at the very beginning of each day is so smart. For me, I've always done my workouts first thing in the morning- That way, no matter how busy my day gets, I've already carved out the time for my health. Danny points out at the very beginning of the book that,
So I think I need to put a little creativity into my morning mix as well! And according to Danny, that's not as overwhelming as it sounds. As long as you can think of yourself as an artist with a little a."Art will make your life richer. And more fun. And better. And cooler. And less stressed. And...."
This is how he explains it:
"Art with a big "A" is for museums, galleries, critics, and collectors. art with a small "a" is for the rest of us.
Art is a business, an industry, a racket. art is about passion, love, life, humanity-everything that is truly valuable.
Art is sold, resold, put under the gavel, and insured up the wazoo. art with a small "a" is not a product. It's a point of view. It's a way of life.
Art is made by trained professionals and experts. art is made by accountants, farmers, and stay-at-home moms at restaurant tables, in parking lots, and laundry rooms.
Art takes Art School and Talent and years of Suffering and Sacrifice. art just takes a desire and 15 minutes a day.
You may not be an Artist. Big whoop. But I know you can make art- with a wonderful, expressive, teeny, tiny a."