This drawing challenge called up a memory of the optical whimsy 'Faces and Vases' which I first learned of as a young child when my mother was taking some art classes. Later, in my own art studies, I learned that the illusion illustrates the principal of figure-ground reversal.
|'Faces and Vases' - pigma pen and prismacolor pencil in 5x7 moleskine|
I was actually given a vase of flowers at a small and intimate birthday celebration with my friends Wednesday night.
|The bright blossoms within the vase are a sweet harbinger of spring.|
|The days are growing longer.|
|Some winter-loving people say 'Spring schming. Who needs it!?"|
Thanks to our hostess Ariane who suggested this week's drawing challenge. There are more vases on view over at her rose-colored place.