I am trying to get my blog life back to some sort of reasonable normal here. I have missed you all, but I have so very enjoyed having my family home and spending time with my children. Thank you all for being patient with me.
Some of you had some questions about the eyes on the last post. You were wondering if they were mine... :), remember I am 50 years old and am not one who is really into plastic surgery. These are my eyes without any make up, I might add!Do you think they look similar to the eyes on the last post? Older, maybe? Well, Babs gave a tip because she guessed they were Elizabethan, and she was right. The eyes on the last post were my daughter, Elizabeth's. Some people think she and I look a lot alike...even Elizabeth. We often put our heads together and snap a photo, so I have decided to show you our eyes together. Here you go:
You guessed right, I am the one with the glasses (which have since been changed, too).
These photographs of eyes have had me thinking about how much we, as visual artist, rely on our vision. In many cases, our eyes are our living. Several painters have become blind later in life, like Claude Monet. I can't imagine how difficult this must have been. A few months ago, though, I read a lot about Esref Armagan who has been blind since birth and paints in a realistic style! Can you imagine? I actually watched him draw, in perfect perspective, an old Italian building on a television show once. When you visit his web site and see the paintings he produces, you will probably wonder how in the world he does this since he has never seen these actual images...or has he? So here is today's question...do we have to see in order to be visual?