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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lens

Lens by northwoodsluna
Lens, a photo by northwoodsluna on Flickr.

This week the theme in D.Lish's Coffee Clatch 8 Week Creativity Group is "lens". To introduce the theme she wrote the following:
lens:
a piece of transparent substance, usually glass, having two opposite surfaces either both curved or one curved and one plane, used in an optical device in changing the convergence of light rays, as for magnification, or in correcting defects of vision.

perception:
the act or faculty of apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding.
2.immediate or intuitive recognition or appreciation, as of moral, psychological, or aesthetic qualities; insight; intuition; discernment: an artist of rare perception.
3.the result or product of perceiving, as distinguished from the act of perceiving; percept.
4.Psychology . a single unified awareness derived from sensory processes while a stimulus is present

I am slightly dyslexic, sometimes what I see as having put down on the paper is NOT what I have put down at all. Things get a bit jumbled around as evidenced in the placement of the text in the collage. The thoughts, the words are there, but out of order. I find it entertaining that what can look so "right" so often is so wrong after it's scanned. LOL One of my little quirks, sometimes an inconvenience, but I don't lose much sleep over it! :-) The same is true at times when I read, I do read quickly, but sometimes have to

After seeing my minor faux pas I "edited" the text by covering the out of order text with strips of text in the correct order. It was a happy accident, the text now lies smoother on the page and pops a bit more having been raised a silly millimeter higher on the page. But I doubt I will rescan. I love happy accidents. They happen frequently in art!

My perception is sometimes skewed, distorted, out of focus. At those times it serves me well to step back from a situation, put it down, look at it from another perspective; sometimes it's a happy accident and something better comes out of it, other times, it's a learning experience from which I can take something forward into the future.

I have learned to take myself lightly. It's much easier to fly when my wings are clipped by self-criticism, or self-flagellation for my imperfections and my mistakes.

Life is good!

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