Talking out loud about ideas forces you to articulate them clearly for an audience and while you hear yourself talking it helps yu clarify your thoughts. (Even if the audience is only the cat, you can still say them out aloud and it will be valuable).
- Instead of jumbled ideas running through your head vaguely, like dishes piling up on the sink, you have to put them into some sort of order.
- You sort the wheat from the chaff.
- This can generate new ideas which pop into your head while you are speaking.
- It can also cement some of your thoughts.
- It clarifies your thinking for later when you start dealing with the project.
- Sometimes the cat or your audience may have suggestions – but this is secondary to the process.
- Writing a blog does this for me and helps me reflect and grounds me – so for this, I owe you some thanks.
I have been trying to loosen up in my painting for a while and describing the process of painting that I went through at 18, has made it very real. So I have gone back to my irises, and had fun, suspended judgement and played a while.