Thought for the day

I’ve been spending the last two days painting quite a bit, and I’ve come to realize something. I’m a very visual person. I knew this before, but my whole life I always thought it was a great ability and gift.

Here’s the problem: I’m SUCH a visual person that I can envision in my head the painting that I’m currently working on. I can see the finished product in my mind, even though it’s not nearly half complete. This being the case, I tend to not paint little sections and I don’t even notice!

Then this happens:

Me: Hey Philip, check out my painting! What do you think? Isn’t it AWESOME??!
Philip: Uhh…what about her lips? are you going to paint those? It looks like she has no teeth and looks kinda freaky…
Me: Oh yeah…

  • So do you see the world that way too – how you envision it at its best? That’d be pretty crazy.

    And teeth are overrated anyway . . .

  • Very funny! I think we’ve all had moments like that.

  • that’s why you are so good, you pre-see everything you are going to create in such detail evidently! I’m jealous. I wish I were more like that – I tend to have a general idea of what I want to do, then kind of wing it as I go along. Sometimes it works, sometimes not so much!