My artist brain has taken the multiplicity of small manipulative tasks involved in art making and fused them into a fluid sweep of motions that I do with little consideration. For example, in this basic weaving sample my needle hand wraps, loops and pulls while my other hand tugs and untwists. These things all happen simultaneously in that mystifying graceful dance that hands can do with practice.
My teacher brain (considerably less developed than my artist brain) really struggles with breaking down the fused motions of a task into accessible steps. As I practice a project intended for the classroom, I attempt to write down the steps as I work. The resulting literature reads like those complicated toy assembly directions that have been written in an incomprehensible blend of several languages. "stick needle between strands 5 and 6 while holding unwoven yarn parallel to strand 4, bring needle back up btwn strands 4 and 5, keep weaving yarn to the outside of needle" What the hell am I talking about? This work fills me with renewed admiration for people who can write a really clear instruction manual. That is a special skill indeed!