Photo from the Googly Eyes Foundation Humans are wired to see faces, even in inanimate objects. It’s called Pareidolia. Pareidolia is the tendency for seeing faces in inanimate objects like the moon, clouds, ink blots, or abstract patterns. Pareidolia used to be considered a symptom of human psychosis, but it is now seen as a normal human tendency. We are so drawn to see objects as if they are alive that if you are open to it, you can find a character in just about any ordinary object—even a rutabaga. So the pareidolia-accompanying art installation movement of putting googly eyes on objects can make some fun discovery moments. I like these Imperfect Produce pics. They cheer me up every time I see them. Imperfect Produce pic Artist Timm Schneider brings life to garbage cans, toilets, and poles in Weisbaden, Germany by applying eyes he made from styrofoam and ping-pong balls. And Vanyu Krastev “eyebombs” Bulgaria with googlies: There’s even an international foundation for putting googly eyes on things: The Googly Eyes Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to spread googly eyes around the world. What do you think of this variety of civic art? Today, for “Wild Card” Sunday, draw and/or install some googly eyes on things. They can be on photographs (paper or digital) or in real life. You won’t need high drawing skills to doodle out some googlies, but you will exercise your scavenger-hunt skills! Have fun, and take good photographs. Make sure the object is in focus and has adequate light. Take a moment to crop it for attractive placement – you can use the rule of thirds, middle, or anything else that seems right for the scene. Post your photos so that we can find them with #30sal. Some additional tags you can use are: #30sal #seattleartistleague #googlyeyefoundation #googlyeyes #googlyeyesphoto #eyebombing #pareidolia #funnyart #cuteart #art #artchallenge #artist #artistsoninstagram #instaart #drawthisinyourstyle #artwork #drawingoftheday #dailydrawing #inkdrawing #drawingsketch #artoftheday #myart #creativity #creativechallenge streetwatchu Prizes and favorites for the first 10 days of the SAL Challenge will be posted soon. It is taking me some time to pick my favorites – there are so many to choose from! 685 is the Instagram #30sal count today. Fantastic!