Daily Thoughts 125: The Challenge of Play

Author's selfie I spent the major part of the day today training new employees. This is an aspect of my job that I enjoy. I particularly like it when people question assumptions that the organization has had in place for a long time. I always want to know if we’re wearing blinders and there is something that we haven’t considered, or something that we should reconsider because times and/or circumstances have changed.

Daily Sketch Challenge!

Quail SketchI took time this morning for a quick sketch. I listened to Michael Nobbs’s podcast, then spent a few minutes working on the sketch of a quail. I saw a flock the other morning on my way to work and thought it’d make a good subject for today’s sketch. I haven’t been making time for my challenges recently, due in part to time constraints from focusing on school assignments. It’s a challenge to know whether or not spending time on the challenges will mean that I run out of time to complete assignments. Interestingly, I don’t usually worry too much about time spent on other things, so it’s odd to single out a short creativity session as being the thing that caused the problem. I think it’s still rooted in the challenges being ‘important.’ They’re supposed to be play.

I increased the speed of the middle of the video.