LB (slightly sarcastic): You’ve got to leave for work in 25 mins. Not much time you know.
RB (mulling, walking slowly to shelf): Yeah. I know.
RB (still mulling): Not sure. Watercolour pencil or water brush?
LB (exasperated): Whatever. But what are you going to draw?
RB: Don’t know. Ok. I think I’ll use the pencil and see what happens. (Walks to balcony. Sits down.]
[2 minutes of…inaction]
LB: WELL? We haven’t got all day.
RB: ok. Ok. I think I’m going to use the water brush instead.
LB: (most annoyed and unable to comment)
[1 minutes passes. But now plant staring is occurring.]
LB: Come ON. Start!
RB: Ok. You’re really pushy this morning. I’m just going to use Ultramarine blue and do that leaf.
LB (sneering almost): A leaf? And then what?
[RB ignores LB and paints first leaf]
RB: mmm…Think I’m going to do another leaf.
[paints six leaves]
LB: mmm…What about that one?
RB: Yes. Interesting. The angle goes up. I’ll do that.
LB: wow. Did you see this one? It’s almost a thin line.
RB: You’re right. I’ll do that next.
[22 leaves and 15 minutes later…]
LB: kind of enjoyed that. 22 leaves, 22 instances in seeing. 22 lots of experimenting.
RB: Good. You’ve done what you’ve set out to do.
[LB and RB leave…together…for the outside world.]
And that, is how this drawing came to be.
And the lesson? There’s a lot of talk about left brain logic (etc) and right brain creative (etc). I think they’re kind of like an odd couple who are sometimes quarrelsome, have their differences but when they work together they have richer experiences.
Not much of a lesson really. I’m just being frivolous.