I have been making the leap to my left brain activities for the past few days. Always hate to make the journey, because the journey back to the right takes just as much effort.
Back when I was in the needlecraft design business, my friends could always predict my eminent journey by my behavior. Becoming almost reclusive, doing anything BUT the task at hand, finally settling down to generate a new series of designs. Then I'd become more human again.
Last week I began a new website design for Mr. Les. Funny aha occurred! I wrote several posts ago about
Vicki and Randy Ross Art: Right Brain/Left Brain Entertainmen
how I hypnotize my left brain to 'shut up', with my ipod IN MY EARS. Music in the background does not work the same.
Well, Monday, I was having real trouble concentrating on web design and programming...the software changes a couple times a year, always with newer, bigger, better tricks and is like starting from scratch every time you do a site.
Guess what? I had my ipod IN MY EARS, and my left brain was otherwise occupied. No wonder I was having trouble! Turn on the background music, left brain engaged, and everything started to fall in place...made great progress on the site.
This is all nothing new, evidenced by the success of Betty Edwards doctoral thesis turned into book 'Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain', which is published in 30 languages/countries. Her son, Brian is interested in doing a 5 day workshop here...SO, I'm not a freak about LB/RB. Just figuring out how to work with my good fortune to be strong in both!