Friday, May 2, 2014

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
I tend to call myself a realist which, truth be told, means I am more than a little bit of a pessimist.  I prefer to be prepared for the worst and then be pleasantly surprised if things go well rather than expecting things to go great and then be disappointed.
So my glass of girl would tend to be more on the empty side.
Started with a doodle on an envelope. . . 
colored her in. . . 
then collaged her into a 1962 "Air Is All Around You" book.
Weird - but it is how I roll.
Linking to Paint Party Friday

18 comments:

Netty said...

great idea and food for thought. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Faye said...

That's my kind of doodle! Love how you incorporated it into something thought provoking. She has a beautiful face.

veronica said...

Great doodle! I like her.

Giggles said...

I've used this quote before because I love it ...so true!! I'm a realist, however I try to live in the moment using my intuition and wisdom to forge on... My cup is half full because I am always in a state of gratitude... the other stuff I just deal with.... It's complex though because as I've aged I worry a bit more than I used too!! Sounds like a contradiction doesn't it!! lol
Wonderful artwork, very thought provoking post!

Hugs Giggles

Renee Dowling said...

I worry less now about certain things and life has become more fun. I usually think on the positive side, especially when it comes to fixing things around the house! I can do it, is my motto. There are certain people however, I am pessimistic about, because of their track record and they let me down. I guess, I am also a realist!

I think I have seen that book, or at least on just like it! We are studying air in my classroom!

Funny idea about the glass being full of girl!

Dia said...

I think of myself as optimistic, and I often am ... then I listen to myself, LOL!
I like giggles' idea, there's always room for more!
fun use of collage!

Michelle said...

I'm more of an optimist. I have found that if I expect the best, more often than not, I get it. Positive thinking is very powerful. :-) Michelle, I love how you've collaged right into a book. It's fabulous!

Lynda said...

Awesome idea...I noticed your long face drawing on Balzer's link party! Love your work!
Lyndaoflakeland.blogspot.com

alarmcat said...

i think i'm like you, a bit of a realist!! very nice drawing. happy PPF

Jo said...

Love your work as always. Love what you've done with the doodle and the thoughts.

denthe said...

Oh, that looks like a wonderful little book! And your girl fits perfectly into the glass. I tend to be an optimist, and even though it sometimes leads to disappointments, I can't help myself, it's just the way I'm wired I guess ;-)

JoyCorcoran said...

Love it! The half full glass, girl and quote work so well together

Cindy D. said...

She looks terrific on the bold yellow background! How about this one: I am positive outwardly but pessimistic inwardly. People tend to see me as a cheerful type but if I read too much about terrible people in the news I get rather down. So, I'm trying to find more positive stories. And do more art. And visit other people's art. :)

bellefrogworks said...

So imaginative - love that face too. I have always been a visual person and often my words (feelings) are described in verbal pictures. Really love this

Alexandra said...

What an inspiring post. I needed to hear this today. I've been trying so hard to push through and rise above after my bad car accident week before last. Thank you. Hugs

hope said...

love the quote!

Kimberly Jones said...

Love the quote, the book, the doodle - everything! Very unique!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I am a glass half full type of person. Really like this art.
Nicole/Beadwright