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.

Author: Ryan M. Williams

Writer and artist, Ryan M. Williams, author of more than twenty novels, writes across a range of genres including fantasy, science fiction, romance, paranormal, and mystery. He holds a Master of Arts from Seton Hill University in writing popular fiction. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies from Pocket Books, WMG Publishing, and in On Spec Magazine. He currently attends San Jose State University, pursuing a Master of Information and Library Science degree.