A professor of mine used to discourage his students from listening to music while we were drawing. He said that people are afraid to be alone, and that’s one of the reasons that we listen to music. I think he may be right. But I have to admit that I usually listen to music or audio books while I paint. It helps me stay content while I work. And this might not make much sense, but I think it helps me not to concentrate on my painting too much. When I think too hard about what I’m doing, I can’t seem to get anything right. And I’m not as likely to be creative. So ideally, I like to distract part of my brain while I’m painting. Let me know about you! How do you like to work on things? Do you find that music is a hindrance, or a help?
Here is a little ditty for those of you who like to listen to music while you work! \”Let the Music Play\”-The Doobie Brothers