Sunday, May 5, 2013
Become a better observer
it important lesson for a artist one to learn and practice. By paying attention to what is going on, one gains invaluable informaiton and inspiration that may be used creatively.
Observation enables the artist to recreate the world -
or the scientist to 'see' how natures works; and uses it to create a miraculous cure
the business person to develop the perfect product at just the right time
.... you can see where this is going.
BUT, becoming a better observer one has to give yourself permission to linger -
even if only a moment or two.
For a first step in improving our powers of observation -
In that extra moment,,,,
notice as much as you are able, from the commonplace to the unusualdriving or walking, absorb as much detail as possible, noting road signs, grass, birds and anything else that you happen uponwhen talking with someone, try to remember their appearance, the way they speak and details of their dress of behavior.
Just take it all in.
Enjoy 'seeing' something new.