I am always amazed on the amount of details of some miniatures and I wish I had such skill and perhaps patience to be so detailed in what I do.
I am more of a “the big picture” person. I see in general, I am good at deducting from the general. Ask me for detail and you lost me. The issue is that I chose a job that requires “eye for detail”. Each time I’m asked in an interview if I have good eye for detail, I obviously say yes, but feel so self-conscious knowing that actually that’s something I really stink at.
Let’s say that I do have for detail when I am really into something, or if it relates to my kids, but either than that I’m useless with detail.
A good example of my eye for detail is when I finish cleaning my house and all is looking amazing, just for a friend to come around and ask why did I leave a spider web hanging from the ceeling….Well I didn’t look up! And even if I did, the shininess of the room would have allowed me to see it. I have many funny stories on the account of not looking into the detail. And the more excited I am about something, the less I’m able to see the detail.
This way of being, got me in trouble already and once almost cost me my life. But I had a clarity moment, looked into the detail and managed to save myself.
I even started doing mindfulness to learn how to slow down and see more of what’s in front of me. And you know what? It helped.