I go through a lot of my life (outside of family and work) just vaguely aware of things happening right around me, and I'm blissfully unaware of current political, world, and celebrity news. Yeah, I miss a lot, but what I miss I consider clutter to my level of happiness, so I guess I'm saying I don't miss missing it. :-) I do pay attention to some stuff, though. I feel like my dog, Scout, stopping to look at something, tilting my head, probably seeing something in it that others miss, maybe even framing it in my mind. So, hey, it probably evens out, right?
I was asked a couple of weeks ago if I could possibly draw something. Thankfully it was through email so I didn't have to get that blank look on my face in front of someone. Well, after mere seconds of Googling, I found out that "Mexican bark painting" was not, in fact, drawing something that merely conveys the look of some rough bark on a tree as I'd guessed, but a magnificent art form that I've loved forever. I had a number of them as a kiddo, I just never knew the name...loving that I do now! Super fun challenge, and one that I want to keep playing with for sure! Thanks for the inspiration, A.