The other side of drawing something…Right Brain awakening…
The latest internet game craze brings us “Draw Something” A one-on-one Pictionary style game. You send the drawings back and forth over phone or pad and your opponent (or friend) guesses and draws something for you to guess.
I have honestly never been a “gamer” but recently joined the bandwagon with Words with friends and now this. I actually find it a great way to have a little causal contact and lots of laughs with my 83 year old mom. Never considering myself an artist, I approached this with the opportunity to learn something about myself and the brain. I have definitely learned a few things from this game that are metaphors for real life.
- It is often not the object itself, but what is added in around it, that gives it context and meaning and makes it recognizable. For example I may not see or guess sofa until a lamp is added next to it.
- Using this right side of the brain to try to communicate something to someone else…(visually) is a good exercise for me… what is it I need to show them completely so they “get” what I am trying to say?
- When I am receptive and just watch them draw (ie: listen with my eyes) my intuition will often come up with the word for the picture WAY before I might expect.
SO with all that said, I also just love finding my inner artist and am enjoying lots of laughs along the way.