Start with the people around you—portraits really-- that could stir many a painter’s imagination. Have you ever estimated how many portraits you see each day?
ILLUSTRATIONS---Everyday Portraits -- Jarnefelt, Portrait of the Artist's Son
How about the mall or other shopping center? Have you thought how many visual stimuli impact your senses? Pretend, for a moment that you are touring a museum, full of an incredible range of colors and shapes, patterns and designs, all expertly lighted and attractively displayed.
ILLUSTRATION---Shopping -- Pentagon City Mall photograph
And don’t forget the environment of your office!
ILLUSTRATION---The Office Environment--Frank Lloyd Wright Lobby Office Building
We all have our routines---the scheduled seconds, minutes, and hours of our lives. Time often seems our main companion as well as our competition, dividing our day into slots: commuting, office, lunch, errands, shopping, pick-ups and drop-offs. Striving to catch up, while inevitably falling
behind, until it feels like we are losing track of our minds, our emotions, our friends, and most importantly, ourselves.