It’s fascinating how one can operate on autopilot. Doodling while on the telephone. The unconscious proceeds with its own agenda while the conscious is occupied. The doodle below is something I scribbled in ballpoint pen while sitting in a coffee shop with my focus barely on the scrap paper in front of me. I’m not even sure what prompted me to draw a rabbit in a suit, but before I knew it, there he was.
What’s more, it appears that my execution while distracted is a bit looser and somewhat more organic than when focused. So it would seem that my unconscious is a better artist than I am. Now, how to enlist its skills more often.