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Sanity Images

By LynneJoyce  
A continuation of the Applied Photography theme, though better described as Applied Imagery.

Some years ago when Garrath was dying and he became abusive I developed a strategy that I called 'Sanity Drawings'. They helped me to spend time with him whilst avoiding eye contact which seemed to invoke his wrath and they also decorated the nursing home walls to the delight of staff and visitors. I later photographed or scanned them and developed them In Photoshop.

I have continued drawing, capturing and developing images with the same objective - to preserve my sanity. Some I use for digital and real greetings cards, some for home made memes and platitudes for posting on line, others as a background for messages.

Never was there a better time to do this than now, while in enforced solitary confinement (apart from the dogs that is). I am not sure how long the technique will work, but I'm doing my best!

Here are 15 of my recent efforts. Needless to say this is a small sample of many.

Tags: Digital art Felt tipped pens Flaming Pear Filters Memes Sanity Drawings Solitary Confinement

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31 Mar 2020 12:07PM
A great set, Lynne.

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johnke Plus
7 223 16
31 Mar 2020 12:18PM
Wow Lynne, my ex said I dont have a heart and I liked that as I fooled most people for years. I have no idea what to say or how to say it Except to make some kind of silly comment. Going back to my days as a Figure Skater.

I am going to give you a 10 for artistic impression even though I think you deserve much More Just take care and look after yourself....John
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2020 12:42PM
impossible to choose a favourite in the amazingly creative set...
You are an artist Lynne !! Adorable set.... Isabel GrinGrin
31 Mar 2020 1:08PM
Your series here says it all Ďas it isí, Lynne. 5 stars for direct honesty, no bull💩!
12 and 14 have it for me for this. Please keep uploading your wonderfully creative work 🌟

Dave 🙂🐈
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2020 1:09PM
V5 is my favourite in an otherwise very creative set Lynne.
Joline Plus
14 30 56 United States
31 Mar 2020 1:32PM
Great advice. These are such a wonderful way to express the inexpressible.I need to get out my pencils and inks.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
31 Mar 2020 1:34PM
A fine collection of 'psychedelic' images Lynne - think the first version's my fave. And I'm with you 100% in V14... 👍
Take care and keep well,
Trev 😀
Ted447 Plus
7 216 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2020 2:08PM
A Superb set Lynne and great advice. Ted. GrinGrin
31 Mar 2020 2:42PM
WOW! they work SO well as a set, Lynne I wouldn't want to break them down by choosing favourites.
Your words of wisdom strike a chord too.
I've never been one for following advise or giving it. I choose my own path and if others wish to join me and chance the consequences, I'm happy for them to follow me as long as; they don't charge off in-front, making me follow them. That is where we would part company. (I'm a bit of a loner really, even in a crowd.)Smile

And hey, Lynne why don't you try a set in mono? (I am now ducking my head.) Wink

CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2020 2:46PM
Yep V14!!!!!!
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
31 Mar 2020 3:51PM
Summing it up--- I do think this isolation business will work. better for someone, anyone, who has a pre-occupation with something--hobby or otherwise that will absorb their time and thoughts!

richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
31 Mar 2020 5:15PM
Great talent shown here Lynne. The message in V9 is so current! Great art collection too!.
capto Plus
8 6.3k 20 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2020 6:23PM
9 & 14 do it for me.Smile
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2144 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2020 6:51PM
I read v14 more than once, love it, thoroughly agree.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2020 8:08PM
I'm with the other's here Lynne,V14... is a definite...
and thoroughly agree... the others are so colourful
and love the way they just jump out at you
Stay safe!
Drighlynne Plus
9 125 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2020 10:41PM
A superb set Lynne
gajewski 15 10 9 United States
31 Mar 2020 11:28PM
These are all wonderful. I especially like the cube effect of version 3.
1 Apr 2020 12:28AM
Wonderful imaginative set Lynne , you may need a t-shirt printed with V14 to keep everyone in line !
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
1 Apr 2020 8:45AM
Wow ! What a creative ability you have with so many very beautiful artistic images here.
Thank you for showing them.
As others have said, I would not want to pick a favourite image as I like them all.
Just wish I had a fraction of your talent.
Keep up the good work and keep safe during this stressful time.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2020 10:17AM
Wow, you are so talented making these wonderful pieces of artwork
HenB 12 6
2 Apr 2020 1:05PM
Hi Lynne
your versatility astounds me and outlook on life gives me hope for myself to enjoy old age. ( Apart from the aches and Pains associated ).
Regards Har\ry

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