Looking vs. Seeing–an Exercise

It's Not What You Look at But What You See, Thoreau

Look-  verb- to turn one’s eyes toward something

It's Not What You Look at But What You See, Thoreau

Seeverb–to perceive with the eyes

It's Not What You Look at But What You See, Thoreau

Perceive-verbto become aware of, discern or understand

It's Not What You Look at But What You See, Thoreau

If you have a few minutes today, take time to really “see” something…examine it closely.  Look at the details: shape, color, line, contour…

Here’s a little tip:  if you really want to see something–try drawing it.  Don’t worry about your drawing skills—that is not the goal of this exercise. The goal is to really “see” something.  Once you have drawn it, you will not have just looked at the object…you will have “seen” it!

3 thoughts on “Looking vs. Seeing–an Exercise

  1. Years ago, I read a detective story, don’t even remember what it was, but I try to see things as if I had to witness to it later, also part of doing some art work, yes on the days when I am really thinking of it, I see things differently. Good post!!

  2. I only JUST found your blog through a pin on pinterest and I’m so happy that I did! Can’t wait to read it from now to beginning since I have a feeling I’ll learn soo much! I’m a beginner FMQer and I’m so eager to try your tutorials and learn more, thank you so very much for sharing your wast knowledge for free! <3

    • Maria, I am thrilled that you found The Inbox Jaunt-and that we have this opportunity to cross paths! I love free motion quilting, and I am sure you will, too! Please help me spread the word by pinning often! And please, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you along the way!

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