A Skill Everyone Should Learn: Sketching
I wish I could sketch well because it turns out that so many ideas start with images.
The question of what I wish I had learned much earlier on or even can learn now is very simple. Sketching. I just wish I could sketch well because it turns out that so many ideas start with images. A lot of these images are hopelessly abstract images. I used to think about cloud theory because I could see all my ideas as a cloud. But I didn’t know how to sketch any of this.
So what I’d love to think about now is actually taking time to become more artistic, learning how to sketch, learning how to draw. And I’m closer to being able to do photography, but it’s interesting how all these activities provide kind of a richer set of lenses to use to look at and interpret the world.
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- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
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- It's also very dangerous to live with this blood type, as so few people have it.
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