In my last blog I mentioned Sheila Graber’s fantastic exhibition of her enormously successful career in the world of ‘art,’ in a huge variety of forms, now on at South Shields Museum in Ocean Road or via her website.
You can view all of the 399 slides that make up the whole show here SSCRAINBOW (sheilagraberanimation.com).
I am very proud to appear in slide 346 but I cannot hold a candle to the huge number of other beneficiaries of Shiela’s teaching. The show is spread through 2 or 3 rooms and the walls are full of super paintings, art crafts, photos, drawings, etc, etc with a lot of cabinets and tables full of sculptures, pottery, beadwork, jewellery, etc, etc.
There is too much to take in during just one visit but having the whole show documented and so perfectly displayed on the web, means visitors can refresh their memories or take time to read about items that interested them, but they didn’t have time to dwell on, when they return home.
Readers who cannot visit the exhibition don’t have to lose out, either.
The story I referred to in my last blog, goes like this…..
Sheila emailed me last week to say that Simon (An Engineer) and his wife Yvonne visited the exhibition. Simon LOVED my painting – zoomed straight in on it and “read it” to Sheila, understanding, or so he thought, the whole layout of my workload and times during various days… I had perceived as something much simpler when painting it.
He asked Sheila to recommend to me Covey Quadrant Theory… and to congratulate me on a splendid piece of work..
I emailed Sheila back with, ‘Hi Sheila and thanks for this nice feedback. I’ve never heard of Covey Quadrant Theory, so I looked it up and this is what I found out.’
Stephen Covey’s 4 Quadrants Theory:- The Covey Time Management Grid is an effective method of organising your priorities and is a box divided into four ‘quadrants’, with each representing how your work time is divided up according to importance and urgency.
Quadrant 1: Urgent and important.
Quadrant 2: Not urgent but important.
Quadrant 3: Urgent but not important.
Quadrant 4: Not urgent and not important.
The general idea is to try and shift as much of your time into quadrant two, whilst reducing that spent in the others. Important activities have an outcome that leads to the achievement of your goals, whether these are professional or personal.
Well, now I know why I am always running around like a somebody not right and never getting very far.
It’s really interesting but I have to admit I am not motivated to try it. I am very happy just being disorganised. It’s probably an age thing!!
If you can visit the show in person, it is a great way to while away a couple of hours or more; but hurry, it ends on 31st October. Admission is FREE. Otherwise, it will be on Sheila’s website for a lot longer, for anyone to view anytime.
John Lightfoot, Solar Solve Chairman