When I was in high school, I joined the yearbook staff in my senior year. I spent that year learning the techniques used in creating a great yearbook. â€œPictures should be closest to the seam.â€ â€œText should be placed outbound of pictures.â€ â€œWhite space if present should be left towards the edges.â€ All of this was mastered by learning the “rules”. Again, later in life, I learned the “rules” of another artistic endeavor… painting. “Always put lighter colors on after darker.” “Create lines with your shapes that draw the viewerâ€™s attention to (this) spot.” “Paint images from far-away to close-by.”
As I become aware of these rules and watched people who were more involved in these pursuits than I, I learned something. Sometimes we lose focus of the big picture by concentrating on all the details. I always thought that whether a yearbook or a painting, the product should be visually appealing. If not, the details don’t matter. In the same way, I believe any creation should finally be looked at from a distance. Does it do what was intended?Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
My wife, when asked â€œHoney, how does this tie look?â€, used to step up close to meâ€¦ bring her eyes down close to the tieâ€¦ and look for a speck of color in the tie that matched exactly with the my shirt or my coat. I never did understand why she wouldnâ€™t just look at me from where she was and judge if I looked good in the overall outfit.
So, If you are a doctor, does your patient leave feeling better? If you are a teacher, does your student know more now than before? If you are picking out your husbands tie, does he look good before he heads out the door?
Please tell me about a time when you realized that you were spending all your time on the details, and had lost sight of you the overall project.
Copyright 2007 Michael Cortes