Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Paying Attention

It's true.

Doodling keeps me focused.

I'm not alone in this.

But I have gotten increasingly bolder in being obvious about doodling in meetings. I have colleagues who won't sit next to me in meetings because they find my drawing distracting. And I have colleagues who try to sit next to me for the same reason.

The image above is a snapshot of doodles from a meeting last week -- taken with an iPhone and manipulated with apps therein. A field sketch digitally remastered in a "stolen" moment of aesthetic therapy.

I am counting down the days until work lets up and I can get back to bigger projects with better equipment. Until then, I use my need to draw and create to help me keep my focus, to help me pay attention.

(Image made with iPhone apps.)

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