|Love this detail on the side of a duplex.|
Took a nice relaxing week off and went to Oak Park to care for my sister's pets. I went with the objective of reading, beading, and drawing at the very least with some movies thrown in.
|A redbud caught in transition.|
I ended up watching very little tv, spent a lot of time listening to music and focusing on the task at hand (although if I was truly focusing, I would have turned the music off.) I also drove around town with the intent of noticing details.
|Beaded beads - the same pattern, different beads. I enjoy playing around with different bead shapes to see how they'd turn out.|
Got back to work and really noticed how frantic and frenetic people are to get things done. At first I was telling people to slow down and breathe. They thought I was nuts. I was able to focus on one thing at a time, but by the end of the week, it was becoming difficult for me to focus on one thing at a time - you get pulled so many different ways.
This past week I found myself becoming frantic and loosing my concentration. I made a little sign that reminded me to be present. To focus.
|View from my window at work.|
Today's quote comes from Marilyn vos Savant: Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.
And another quote from Ms. vos Savant: A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.