During the interview they talk about the phenomenon of the hand/brain connection, and how the writing/drawing/creative process changes when writing with a pen vs. writing on a computer. Callers had also experienced this. She also talks about how great kids are at this (go kids!). I also love her idea of “Type-Chi” (like Tai Chi, but using the motions used to write the alphabet).
In her latest graphic memoir, Picture This: The Near-Sighted Monkey Book, she writes,”The worst thing I can do when I’m stuck is to start thinking and stop moving my hands.”
And if you also have doodler’s block too, or think you can’t draw?
“All I tell them is try drawing a cigarette on anybody in a magazine,” Barry tells NPR’s Neal Conan. “They always start laughing, and I can tell they always feel better.”
She has created some great workbooks (I own one!), and great combination of science and art. I have also experienced this when editing; I much rather prefer to edit on a piece of paper vs. Track Changes on a computer.
Have you experienced this? Let me know about it.