Sunday, April 20, 2014

Gratitude Monday–Take A Different View

The other day I was practicing drawing.  I like trees with noses near the root system and I like attaching an ear on the side  so I was busy putting this together on a trunk.
I made an effort to play with some shading techniques I'd read of. It's a stretch to say I've learned them, but I presume that will come. I have a good range of graphite pencils for playing and the best way to learn is to use them.
This is what I'd drawn:
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I was having fun.  For that alone I am grateful.
My husband was sitting across the table from me so I picked up the drawing to show him. He smiled and told me to look at it from his angle, upside down.
When I did I smiled. I was so intent on doing something one way I had neglected to see it in any other way.
Usually I'm the one looking at the world from a different angle.  I must have needed a reminder.
My husband was there to provide it and for that I am grateful.
Here's what he saw:

Other views can be surprising.


Hilary said...

It puts me in mind of those drawings that feature a young woman when viewed one way and an older woman when turned upside down. Nice reminder. Perspective is everything.

messymimi said...

Seeing the world, or a part of our lives for that matter, from a different angle can be very enlightening.

solarity said...

I remember discovering at about age three how interesting everything looked upside down.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Hilary. So true about perspective.

It sure can, Messymimi.

Mary Anne, upside down is a great way to look at things.

the Bag Lady said...

I often look at things from a different perspective. Keeps life interesting.
I like your drawing from both perspectives!

Unknown said...

Good point! Note to self: spend some time upside down today!

Tabor said...

It also reminds us of how others see things so differently than we do and we wonder why?