The Art Journal Adventure prompt for last week was “Eyes”. I knew instantly what I wanted to do – it just took me almost an entire week to find the time to do it. When I was a wee girl, I became fascinated with glass eyes. I saw some in a junk shop I was in with my Gran and thought they looked amazing. I was a massive fan of marbles so to me they were like really cool marbles. I wanted them but my request was denied, whether for price or for taste reasons I do not know. I would repeatedly tell my parents that I wanted to start collecting glass eyes. It never happened. This journal page, however, is inspired by that lifelong fascination with glass eyes and depicts an imagined collection of them.
Ooh, that’s quite creepy – all those eyes watching me! I’ll just think of them as a jar of marbles…..
Wouldn’t they make marvelous marbles though?
Laura, you are my kind of person! Love the story and the art.
Thanks, Claudia. I’m glad we’ve found another way in which we are kindred spirits.
Perfect, if a little late, for Halloween. (Maybe they just didn’t want to tell their friends, “Yeah, our daughter collects glass eyes.”
That’s entirely possible. I think the cost may have been prohibitive too. As an adult, I’ve seen vintage medical equipment and even the odd glass eye and not been able to justify the expense.
Which says there are a lot of people out there willing to pay money for them.
Well done, I like this art very much!
Thank you very much, Sharon.