I seem to have the attention span of a gnat. Every time I try to go through a magazine, after a few pages I have go put it down, because I am rereading it without comprehending. Except news magazines, which I can follow much better. But art and craft magazines cause my mind to spin off. I want to handle art things, not read about them.
I wonder if this is something you also do. I want to try out new techniques and products , and go off websurfing for them. After loading my cart, I leave it and decide to look locally.
But give me Time magazine, and I can’t put it down. I can think of world events clearly. This must take a different part of the brain than art.
I feel like art is spontaneous with me, and does not involve words. And reading is verbal and derails my art process. Maybe this is why I have trouble taking classes. I can do, and learn from seeing, but can’t listen and make art. A divide in the brain?

2 thoughts on “Attention

  1. I read Time magazine, but I have trouble getting to it. Usually I read it while I am cooking. I find blogs on arts and crafts are the best thing for me to read regarding art. Little glimpses into the daily practice and process of making art….inspiring and motivating. Over time, I feel a connection to the people and that makes it all the more worthwhile.
    I think your ideas and challengesa

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