Reductionism or abstract

Looking through Abstract Art instruction books, I now see why that form was distasteful to me. The instructions, copyrighted before Kandel's publication, are misinformed, empty attempts at childish pictures.
Eric R. Kandel not only stimulated an awareness and understanding, but opened a floodgate of creative abstract outpouring for me.
I find myself wanting to do nothing but sketch, shade, shadow, color, and present from my mind's eye.