I think seeing the beauty in every day things is important. Appreciating the small things. All those small things add up. I keep getting comments at shows on how I paint regular everyday things. I've never really thought about it, I just paint what inspires me. At first it was a test...can I paint that and capture how the light is showing off it's beauty? Having my studio in my home probably helps to foster this, these are the things I see, use and eat. I've heard advise given to writers to write what you know, well I guess I'm applying this to painting.