I have felt this year that I was not challenging my brain enough (or at all?) so I signed up for a colored pencil drawing class focused on the summer vegetable garden. I've taken drawing and painting courses but this is a new medium for me. Last night I finished my first drawing. Sorry the photo is a bit dark (its on white paper) but using a flash created glare.
I'm going to work on one more drawing using a more "painterly" style and see how that goes.
My next brain stretch challenge was created after I read this NPR article - You call that a beach book? Really?
The topic of String Theory caught my eye. I have tried to follow TV shows about the topic but get lost early on and can't go back and listen to the previous part again. I've requested a book from the library that claims to explain it simply - we'll see!
I also learned that there are Science Cafes held in town with guest speakers. I'm going to look into signing us up for one.
How do you keep your brain "stretching"?