Illustration Friday has a challenge every week. I so much enjoy doing this challenge. This week is Pretend. I was getting ready to continue writing about yesterday’s topic of organizing things in my life …Â I made an image for today (as part of Creativity Every Day) and WOW – this image I created screams Pretend to me so I am mostly doing Illustration Friday today – But look to the end of the post with a realization about organizing!Â Also I talk some about art and how I see this image. Illustration Friday is a great way to showcase your work and a wonderful opportunity to meet lots of interesting people! I encourage you to check it out! Lots of fun people and paintings! Thank you for stopping by!
Pretend, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Have you ever seen the image with the woman’s face and the vase?Â Look one way at the image and you see 2 women looking at each other – look another way and you see a vase pop out. This is about foreground and background.Â Look at it one way and the vase is the foreground. Shift your focus slightly and the faces are in the foreground and the vase becomes the background.Â I have always been fascinated by such things! Those 3D books that came out several years ago are related too … look straight on, and you see an image, shift your perspective and it becomes 3D.
When I first looked at this digital painting I had created, I saw the yellow center as the foreground – I thought that was what the image was about.Â Then immediately my focus shifted and the brilliant blues became the foreground with the yellow band behind the 2 fields of blue.Â WOW!Â I created one of those images was my immediate thought – I have always wanted to.Â I love looking at it from one viewpoint and then shifting to the other viewpoint.Â This will not surprise people who understand how much I like reflections and seeing life and the world in various ways.
Now on to the organizing part. In thinking over both comments to that post a few days ago, I realized that there were a couple of core issues … One is what I am calling organizing – that is for sure – and tomorrow I am going to share some of what I mean.Â Of course,Â the second is how I am spending my time.Â But the third relates to how I present myself (both to myself and others).Â Ultimately, this one is probably the most important long term. I am off to start tomorrow’s post – I hope you are having as much fun as I am in exploring this. I welcome your comments! Thanks for stopping by!
~ Diane Clancy