I recently committed to reLearn to Draw = Why? = Because:
- I wanted to learn a NEW Skill (see Changing Behavior) and
- I’m always looking for NEW Ways that create Efficiencies for my Workflow = Stronger ROI.
But Wait: I can already hear you
Keep in mind most of my colleagues can remember President Kennedy’s Inauguration and have one foot looking at retirement and the other hoping they can make up for their losses during the 2008 economic collapse. To be honest, they aren’t the most “Positive Influence” for me to hang around. (Think old farts hanging around the water cooler talking about the good old days = NOT ME!)
Fortunately for me, I’m an “Eternal Child”; my natural curiosity for things and always looking for ways to improve my Processes keeps me Passionate about the “Ground-Level” opportunities we ALL Have around us with New and Improved Internet Methods being discovered everyday = Yeah!
So I’m messing around with the Sketch iPad App the other day and I’m having a Blast discovering how pressure sensitive MY FINGER can be = Wow! = Enter MonoPrice.com = Search “Graphic Tablets”
$80-BUCKS get’s me expensive technology = or it used to be. When I was operating my Design Studio, Graphic Tablets would cost thousands if not hundreds of dollars. Thank you Monoprice! = I can’t go wrong!
Back in the Day…
There was a time when I used to draw and I drew a lot; especially when I was an adolescent. Drawing allowed me to create my OWN WORLD and escape and make commentary from my Rebellious Teenage-Perspective = Still, I developed another way to express myself creatively.
So yes, I used to Draw and sketch, sketch, sketch, sketch, and sketch, then I discovered Photography…
…Click. the rest is History > Need I say more?
Come back, we’ll be talking about this more = or maybe Debbie Bensching or Guy Brooksbank has something to say…
Your statement “my natural curiosity for things…” got my attention. It’s always interesting to me how some folks are more naturally curious and some folks really get attached to and feel most comfortable in things staying familiar or the same.
I would encourage people to commit to learning something new routinely. The “water cooler folks” you reference might be more comfortable with things staying familiar however I would provide this incentive for them. Research is pretty clear that as we age it is more important then ever to learn something new routinely… that is if you want you mind to stay sharp as you age. Learning new things is one of the keys to brain health and maintaining a sharp mind as we age.
Thank you for your comments Debbie = for those of you who wish to contact Debbie Bensching you can read about her here: http://www.DebbieBensching.com
Yes, I am always looking for new things to PLAY with and learn from = I know there are many benefits from learning new things especially at my advanced age