Teaching mantra; a lesson to use in all learning

I am doing a number of courses with an architect urban sketcher called Liz Steel. She has a mantra for her courses and I love what it says, I wanted to share here as an example of how we can all think about all learning, enjoy: We share but don’t compare We have confidence inContinue reading “Teaching mantra; a lesson to use in all learning”

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My HAMPSHIRE Hawks Cricket team charged to an astonishing six-wicket victory with 42 balls to spare over Glamorgan at the Ageas Bowl to qualify for the Vitality Blast quarter-finals. The Hawks started the day sitting in sixth place on the South Group table, needing to chase down fourth-placed Surrey’s run-rate to have any chance ofContinue reading “❌✅❌❌🌧 🌧❌🌧❌✅✅✅✅✅”

Learn by doing & Quantity has it’s own quality

I am spending just 30 minutes a day on learning to draw and sketch. I am not looking for perfection, I am looking for gradual improvements. I a looking for learning from errors. In it’s own way quantity will have therefore it’s own quality. Let me illustrate with a story I found in a selfContinue reading “Learn by doing & Quantity has it’s own quality”

How to see the world, I mean really see it

I am going to start with an assumption, as a child you loved drawing and painting. Most children love to draw and paint, before we wrote a word we scribbled and sketched. We created things without fear of being judged and looked happy while we did it. . They are mindful and focussed on makingContinue reading “How to see the world, I mean really see it”

Kicked out of class for a falcon and confession of a crime

The right poem, read at the right time alone to yourself. That will stick to your insides like no other medium of art. Poetry is the most holiest of art forms and I treasure it so much I rarely write or talk about it. I am happy to discuss and debate prose all day. LetContinue reading “Kicked out of class for a falcon and confession of a crime”

The Michelangelo of Microsoft Excel

When Tatsuo Horiuchi retired, he decided to try his hand at art. But instead of spending money on paints and brushes, Horiuchi used what he already had pre-installed on his computer—Microsoft Excel. The 77-year-old artist is creating remarkably intricate digital masterpieces of the Japanese landscape, all on the free graphing software. He designs beautiful artContinue reading “The Michelangelo of Microsoft Excel”

Life Lesson: Assumptions of tomorrow

Author’s note: The photo above is my Mother’s memorial bench my brothers and I had put in her favourite sea view. She worked her whole life and had dreams of her retirement. She dreamed of walking these shores and finally relaxing. Today I write about assumptions of tomorrow. When we are young we will liveContinue reading “Life Lesson: Assumptions of tomorrow”

Life lesson: Don’t delay happiness

The grass is always greener my Mother used to tell me. She was always wary of my ambition. Not because she wanted to stymie me but she wanted to make sure my happiness was sustainable. She was concerned about what I later learned is called destination addiction: The idea that happiness is in the nextContinue reading “Life lesson: Don’t delay happiness”

A Lifetime lesson shared; Sunk Cost Fallacy

I was running a mentoring session this evening. We happened to talk about my last post. I mentioned that when you read you can learn from lessons before you have to experience them. They challenged me with a question, “What lessons have you learned that I can avoid?” This is why I love mentoring, sometimesContinue reading “A Lifetime lesson shared; Sunk Cost Fallacy”

Reading the lessons of others is investing in yourself

Happy Saturday all, I hope you are investing your weekend time well. That can be keeping grinding on your work, it can be spending time with your family, it can be relaxing doing nothing, You decide, no one can judge the returns on that investment except you. Whatever you do invest it wisely. Time isContinue reading “Reading the lessons of others is investing in yourself”