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Visualizing

  • Posted on September 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM

My children are visual people. Willy loves drawing—it’s his favorite class. Alex loves coloring, it’s his second most preferred activity (right after the Kindle). Ben loves drawing, too, especially re-creating images he saw on the Kindle.

I visualize in words. This isn’t the same kind of “visualization” other people mean. But my mind creates pictures with words.

I am currently working with a graphic artist to create tailor-made images for my website. She is also the mother of a child with special needs. It’s been an interesting experience. We’re trying to translate my visualized-as-words thinking into actual images other people can see. There’s some trial-and-error involved, both between our communications and with her trying to do something she’s never done before.

Pretty soon I’ll have the first image created from this process and I look forward to sharing it with you.

In the meantime, I was wondering how many people reading this blog are visual-thinkers and how many are word-thinkers. Or do you think primarily in another way? Share your thoughts!