Once in college, in pattern drawing class, I was trying to figure a pattern out in my head as I usually do and the teacher was like “hey stop daydreaming go back to work” and I was like “i was working ? Trying to figure this out…” and she went like “That’s not how it works, start drawing !”
No but really how can I draw something if I don’t visualize it first ? How can I know where I’m going with this if I don’t get prepared ??? Cause you can’t see stuff in you head doesn’t mean I can’t. As a matter of fact I do see stuff pretty clearly in my mind. And when I can’t do so, I get stressed. That’s why I don’t like going to new places alone. I have no memory of the place to track back and if the ondication aren’t clear, I might end up having a panic attack. Also I have troubles reading maps cause I don’t see what the streets actually look like and if I never actually looked at a street name sign, I probably won’t remember that street’s name, so just seeing street names without visual reference does not work well for me.
And at school, like I never opened some of my books cause I only had to see the teacher explain it on the blackboard to understand. And really nevermind about sewing schoolbook, I didn’t even listened to the teacher verbally explaining stuff, I just had to see them do what they were explaining to be able to understand it and be able to replicate it. I also don’t remember the names of items in a sentence, but I remember proper grammar and spelling because I read a lot, and I see how sentences are built and how words are properly written all the time.
I guess I’m a very visual person with a semi-photographic memory or something, hmm…