Week 3 - How To Start Off Simple And Why It's Important.
Being a novice is hard but being simple can help. It's important to start off simple. Simple is about limiting choice. Simple defines what is important. Take drawing for instance. Think of the multitude of objects, colors, and situations to draw. It's overwhelming. Deciding on a particular paper and the right drawing tools is perplexing. Add the complicated voice inside our head that says "You can't draw" and it ends with never drawing anything at all.
We need to simply select an object, pencil, and simple sheet of white paper. We are then less likely to say to ourselves "You can't draw." We might say "This is exciting." By limiting choice, we can see a bit clearer on how to proceed to the next step. We are less overwhelmed by choice. We are then more relaxed to make a leap. Simple makes it easier to see the path that we need to take. I tried easy today and sketched up simple drawings. How about you? What will you draw today?
Until tomorrow Real Simple.