I love this quotation from Jonah Lehrer in his book “Imagine: How Creativity Works.”

When you draw an object, the mind becomes deeply, intensely attentive,” Glaser says. “And it’s that act of attention that allows you to really grasp something, to become fully conscious of it. That’s what I learned from my mother’s face, that drawing is really a kind of thinking.”

Hat tip to Curby Alexander for recommending this great book!

'Drawing concepts' photo (c) 2007, Peter Merholz - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

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