Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The 5 second rule

 Portait of a woman
iPad drawing on Sketchbook Pro
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
Henriette Sonne posted a link on Facebook to a
woman called Mel Robbins at TED today.  Mel
Robbins says that we are hard wired Not to do
anything different from our standard routine,
even if that routine doesn't serve us, if we take
more than 5 seconds to make the decision to do
something different.  While I was watching her,
I tried to do her portrait.  It is really hard on
an iPad with your finger, but I decided to be happy
with a portrait at all.  Because I like the happy
errors I make with my awkward use of this medium.
Now before I change my mind I have to get
ready for tomorrow.

Have a deciding-to-change-quickly day.


cohen labelle said...

Good for Flora for urging you on and good for you for rising to the challenge and knocking off these beautiful little paintings!
What a speedy learner you are – you are a great team with your new high powered itool!!!

love, Marcia

Karen Bruson said...

ipad? That must have been quite the challenge. Great job!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you. You are sweet. The TED talk was quite inspiring. The portraits take a bit of thought and sense memory Cool though. Yes thanks Flora for upping the ante. I hope I get some actual physical hands on painting done this week. Meanwhile...
It is a cool tool.



Barbara Muir said...

Hi Karen,

It is quite a challenge, because my fingers are too wide to make fine lines, and I'm not sure what I'm doing. I'm sure when I get back to painting, and have more control, it will seem a breeze compared to this conundrum.

Love your work.

XO Barbara

Portrait Artist

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