What can you see?

As a, creative, photographer, glasses wearer and dyslexic (just a few labels) what I see varies.

Take the photo above, a lovely orchid card on a wooden background. What I see is an orchid I had at home that cheered me up when I was poorly.

Here is another shot of a pattern. When discussing it with friends some thought it was fabric. I also posted it in my Instagram stories and a few didn’t like it. That is absolutely fine and I think there would of been more no’s if I told people what the pattern was made from. It was a tooth on a background manipulated through Adobe Capture.

One more example of what one person sees is different to another. This is myself wearing a faux wrap dress I had made. The fabric has a lovely floral print, but it doesn’t fit properly. I was frantically putting hand stitches in the front to protect my modesty before going to work. I then didn’t feel comfortable and put a safety pin in. A few colleagues gave me some lovely compliments. All I could think of was I hope I don’t have wardrobe malfunction, this dress doesn’t fit and it’s going to the charity shop.

For me I am trying not to worry as much about what other people see and concentrate on what I see. Which in the case of the card is it looks pretty and would cheer up anyone. The pattern won’t be used for anything, as I wanted to test perception. The dress was my practice garment and so I learnt that there needs to be more adjustments if I make it again.

I think we can always change what we see by not adding judgement to a situation when we don’t have all of the facts. Then be open to get all of the facts.

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2 thoughts on “What can you see?

  1. Cherie Quinn says:

    This is a really interesting post. I am in awe of your talent when it comes to creating things from scratch. the dress was beautiful and I think the print would look lovely as a silk scarf. the card is also lovely and its great you could create something so practical and beautiful. It is really important to get others opinions but it is also very important to listen to your own voice and opinions too.

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