I get into the studio by about 9:30 every day. I do not always feel like getting started but I do anyway. Chuck Close has said that inspiration is for amateurs. What he means as the pros just go to work wether they feel like shit or not. I have taken this to heart because it works for me. Kurt Vonnegut said that when he goes to work at his writing he feels like a armless, legless man with a fat crayon in his mouth. The paintings I do inch along at a snails pace. Some times the improvements are imperceptible to anyone but me. I have been listening to "Glitter and Doom" by Tom Waites this week. Music helps me to make art.