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Draw Outside the Lines

Posted in Arts, Design, Education, Parenting, Unlearn Strategy

Picasso-mother-and-child1922 Read the following three quotes from Pablo Picasso:

"To blossom forth, a work of art must ignore or rather forget all the rules." 

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." 

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."

Now take a look at his picture "Mother and Child" to the right. Do you notice anything? 

Picasso doesn't stay inside the lines! Notice how the blue color of the child's shirt is outside of the lines and how the color of the child's face also blurs outside the lines.

I imagine that Picasso "learned" the rules of not "drawing outside the lines" during his youth. Luckily, however, he unlearned this habit (and many others) later in his life.

Are there "draw inside the lines" habits in your life that you should now unlearn?

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