I do not know what that means—”focus is as focus does.” Apparently I’m focus-challenged enough this evening that I’m on a rabbit trail before taking a single step down the self-appointed non-rabbit trail.
So, last week when I was doodling the flowers and then started doodling beyond the “finished” doodling to see what I might see, I wondered if I could eliminate what might be seen as the distraction of the whole and keep only the central character of the doodle: the first flower I drew. Then, understanding that ever story needs a protagonist and an antagonist — or that ever superhero needs a sidekick, if the story happened to go that way — I began to erase the image.
Sometimes that’s exactly what needs to be done to put the proper focus on the most important thing.
I’m not sure that this doodle turned out to be as pleasant to the eye as the original had been, but it sparked me thinking. It got me to wondering what I need to erase from my view so as to eliminate actual distractions and to enable me to more effectively focus on what is important. This is a question I cycle around to with regularity. (Which, when I put it that way has me giggling about this doodling being a kind of mental & emotional fiber that is good for me…in moderation.)