A day last week at the Art Institute of Chicago reawakened me. Sitting with my sketchbook in the space of great art—what Parker Palmer called “the vastness of great things, (1)” was a wonderful reminder that in order to settle out the noise and pressures of the day you need clear seeing and focus. Inspiration is always available; it takes intentional practice to re-perceive and unlock it.
At ActionCraft, we’re always using creativity in service of people seeking breakthroughs. Here’s to the art of “clear seeing—and doing.”
While I was sketching, I met a “street photography” student, Marty Field, who snapped a couple pictures, which I included in this visual scrapbook. Thanks, Marty, for enriching this story.
That’s the inspiration sketchbook for July. If you are interested in translating your challenges into inspired action or innovative products, contact [email protected].
(1) “We embrace AMBIGUITY not because we are confused or indecisive but because we understand the inadequacy of our concepts to embrace the vastness of great things.” Parker Palmer, The Courage To Teach