When I was in graduate school, an age ago it seems, one of my professors told us that synthesizing of concepts is one of the highest forms of thought.
And although I am still trying to practice “one thing at a time,” with regularity, weaving different threads together has proved to be fairly exhilarating as of late as well as a way to use my strengths and experience to create and learn more deeply. It is my own spiral to follow right now.
I am currently enrolled in 4 online classes: one on Coursera called What a Plant Knows,” which is taught by the professor who wrote the book by the same name, Daniel Chamovitz. I loved the book and I am truly enjoying the course. But the information was a bit much for me to digest, so I took an idea from another class I am enrolled in via Domestika called Illustration of a Nature Diary and decided to do an illustrated nature journal for the course. It has been such fun to hand draw illustrations in a tiny forgotten moleskine journal and take little notes on each page.
So this is another encouragement to use the time we have right now as a gift to hone a skill or a craft. I would absolutely love to hear from you about new things you are learning or already known talents you are refining.
From some point on the spiral,