Tuesday, June 19, 2012

5/365: My Most Creative Time of Day

Today I made...

a midnight idea journal.

For the past several nights, I have been waking up at about 4 o'clock in the morning with ideas racing through my head at an alarming rate- art ideas, business ideas, anxious ideas, courageous ideas, ideas for how to solve the problems of the world, to do lists, to don't lists...you name it, I have it all worked out in my overexcited mind before the sun comes up. I usually manage to fall back asleep about 30 minutes before my alarm goes off, at which point I either promptly forget my most brilliant concepts or come to realize that what I thought was brilliant in the wee hours of the morning turns out to be mostly ridiculous. Or is it? By then I'm too exhausted to decide.

So I'm starting to wonder if maybe my claim to being a creative night owl is really true. If you know me, you know I'm not a morning person. (Don't even talk to me before 7:00 a.m.) But what if my internal clock is changing? Maybe my creative brain is really ready to take on the day after a four hour "power nap" rather than after a full day. Very little will drag me out of bed that early, but maybe just maybe, I'd do it for art. 

I don't think my hubby would appreciate me diving into my art space that early, as it's set up at the foot of our bed, but I could sit by my kitchen window and write away the morning. All solitude and peace and quiet, before the busy day muddles my thoughts. Tonight I will place this little journal by my bed to record any early morning bursts of brilliance. I will have to experiment to see what comes of my internal clock's new favorite hour. At the very least, I'll have something to laugh about over breakfast.

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