Sometimes my mind goes wondering
Bright shiny things distract it
And it goes off on a wonder
It’s like a little puppy dog 🐶
And like every small animal
Dog cat or bird…it needs training
So I do my best, to keep its eye
Instead of letting it fly high in the sky
Breaking tasks into manageable things
Before it wonders off and spreads its wings
Salford 12th June 2018
of great effort
noting and transferring the idea and vision
carefully to canvas using colourful media
equal care given to the objects around the main subject
not forgetting the sun or the sky
taking attention to each shade of blue transferred
reality is – there’s plenty of them
as they’re placed around the brilliant red shape of the sail
the picture begins to form on the canvas
in the end – its a picture the painter can be proud of
of course, it’s taken considerable time and attention to detail
not forgetting an awful lot of patience.
Salford 14th May 2017
Another BASIC reflection
Here’s an aerial plan from the website dreamstime.com. It shows the workings of a hedgerow maze in grass
Now it might look quite simple to the average person in the street, but this maze and others like it are a great aid in developing concentration skills. So much so, the memory workshop group at BASIC in Salford has been using them as a measure of how long our concentration goes for before it slips.
The aim was to solely get around the maze – without concentration slipping. If we got distracted, we were sent back to the start of the maze and began again.
Funny thing is i enjoyed this exercise, probably because i enjoy doing puzzles.
This weeks session @ BASICs Memory Workshop focused on
Attention and Concentration
As part of the session, we were given two maze puzzles to do. Now, the aim wasn’t to complete the puzzles – more to concentrate on doing them and maintaining the focus of going round the mazes.
As we did the mazes, we were asked to note when our attention slipped – as usual, mine went around the hour when we had a tea break in the café!!!
I found it difficult in places – as my hand tended to slip as I moved around each maze , but it got easier as I concentrated on the task in hand
In Honour of the groups work – I’ve found a little maze on Google graphics. and I’ve left it above for you to try. See if you can make your way round the maze without your attention wondering (suggestion: don’t do this around meal times!!!)