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Glance at the sun.

See the moon and the starts.

Gaze at the beauty of earth’s greenings.

Now, think.

Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard von Bingen was an abbess, writer, composer, mystic, healer, visionary, proto-scientist and all around amazing woman. She lived in Germany in the 11th and 12th centuries. Her contributions to herbal medicine are still used today.

Further reading: 8 Reasons Why Hildegard Matters Now



Drawing by hand for me allows a slow, looping, layered process of thinking, acting and evaluating. Soft lines start defining a generalized notion. Repeated strokes build up as confidence and clarity increase. A fresh sheet of tracing paper is overlaid and harder lines commit the sketch with greater resolve. In discussions with colleagues we frequently talk and draw, each working through the detail we're trying to solve. Sketches record the thought process help us confirm we are talking about the same thing no matter how loose and geometrically imprecise they may be.

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