Inge Druckrey on how she teaches her students to have a designer’s eye. It’s a long one, but watch the first five minutes and you’ll be hooked. From the video:
“Suddenly you begin to see things in your daily life that you never noticed. It’s one of the best presents of Art Education: to enjoy seeing.”
This is one of the great gifts from my father, his father, and my best teachers: giving myself permission to walk through life and take a moment to see, to notice beauty in a chance combination, or play of light.
It’s not only permission, but even an imperative: you must stop and look. If you do not, you are not living fully. You are missing it.
Seeing is a learnable discipline. Most kids do it, and we call it inattentiveness or distractability. Somewhere along the way, we’ve lost it.
How can you make beauty in your life, if you don’t know how to see it?
What do you do to see beauty?