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Give me a straight edge, some lead and a triangle, and I can draw you a floor plan.  I can even do it freehand… but give me an object or person? and I’m like a fish out of water.  My mind has this way of deciding what something should look like, instead of seeing what is actually there so the exercises we are doing in our IARC110 class are challenging to me. 

One of our projects was to draw something upside down and to draw it right side up on our paper.  When I was going through the process, I would look at what I was doing on paper and I’m sure everyone around me could see the huge ‘?’ in my thought bubble above me.  But when I turned that sheet around… to my surprise, it actually looked like something!!  Now, it is not perfect  but that is what I love about it… it is perfect to me because what I drew actually looks like something..  I think my right brain needed to detach from my left brain and drawing from an upside down picture let me look at the lines as just lines – not a tie or a hand or a part of a chair…


Lover of architectural history, family, building design, coffee and dogs.

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