The Nimble Landscapes of Uncertainty

Making quick little versions of things is one means of forcing yourself to have ideas even when your brain is empty!  I follow the precept: “nothing ventured, nothing gained” hoping eventually to gain, gain, gain.  Certain other virtues attend quickness.  You catch your brain before it realizes it’s empty.  It’s all sleigh of hand:  nothing up my sleeve, presto, chango.  Poof — a picture.

I shake my brain out of its lethargy.  I bring myself back into work.  And one needs a tool for bringing oneself back since life is filled with myriad non-art duties that take your thoughts far off task.  Whenever interruptions have caused me to lose my thread (am always losing the thread …) the quicker than thought picture can be counted on to bring me back.