Foliophoto - eyes

foliophoto eyes

This week's #foliophoto word prompt is the word "eyes".

Eyes. Eyesight. Sight. Seeing. Not just the literal act of seeing the world around us but seeing creatively. And as someone who is fascinated (dare I say obsessed) with the creative process, I'm always working on improving how I see.

To make art I need to see.

What I see. What I notice. What grabs my attention. What I miss. What I take for granted. What I assume to know because I've seen it so many times before. 

Seeing with my eyes and seeing with my intuition.

Learning to see.

I've watched this short video many, many times - it's by graphic designer Michael Wolff and it is about seeing creatively.

It's not what you look at that matters, but what you see.

- Henry David Thoreau

Join us next week - take a photo inspired by the word "small". Instagram with hashtag #foliophoto and/or flickr and/or bloggy link-up by my partner-in-creative-crime Christie. Her "eyes" photo is here.  I'll make a collage of our shots too and share it on twitter and FB as well as here with links to you - we're ALL about giving credit.