Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Art ... The Large and Small of it....


The latest craze is one inch art...yes you heard me right.....one inch art. They are called Inchies and are 1" X 1". They were very hard for me as I have lost most of the vision in my left eye to Macular Degeneration. I have been fighting it for about 15 years now, it is a rare form (not the dry type or wet type) and I have had 3 surgery's and 3 of the newer treatment which is an injection in the eye itself...ouch.
I think this is why I have pushed myself to do so much art at this time in my life..fear of losing the vision in my good eye, which is disease free as of now. The hardest thing to adjust to when you loose the vision in one eye is your depth of field is off. When you draw you think you are putting the pen to the page but it is not quite touching the paper yet. Also straight lines appear wavy and crooked. If I close my good eye.....everything appears black and white except some of the really bright colors and there is a big blurr in the middle of my vision...Anyway it has been quite an ordeal. As of the last treatment it has been stable and no sign in my good eye.....so there you have it.
Anyway...I have one more commitment to a group of 6 inchies and then I will have to move on to the larger things but they were fun. Art on people!!! Diane

4 comments:

Barbara said...

They look great :) I don't think I could do them even with "normal" sight (which I only have using glasses, but anyway)!

roc said...

great inchies diane! i have to take my glasses off and get up really close to see my inchies when i work on them. i figure by the time i'm 60 i'll need magnifying glass lenses to see them! so glad you participated because you did an amazing job!

Mess Maker said...

i'm glad you played, too. i love the last one!

TanyaMac said...

oooh I love your inchies! Hey, and did you know I'm totally blind in my left eye? Yeah I know... I'm a weird one! :)*