01 February 2007

Getting to Know You: Senses

We're going to explore our reactions to the world around us, as experienced through the five senses.
A Feast for the Senses


1. What are some of your favorite smells? What's a smell that many other people seem to like, but you don't?
I love the smell of home cooking, browning onions, and particularly garlic and I love freshly brewed coffee (throw away that instant rubbish).
I hate, detest, am violated by the smell of chewing gum, it makes me nauseous and I cannot think of a good thing to say about gum.


2. What are some of your favorite tastes? What's a taste many other people seem to like, but you don't?
Love Vietnamese foods and well, one just can’t go past any type of dessert (isn’t it the most important meal?).
I do not like the taste of steaks, chops etc. - I guess it relates to the concept of where it comes from!


3. What are some of your favorite textures? What's a texture that many other people seem to like, but you don't?
Love textures, I’m a tactile, feely-touchy person. I cannot think of a texture I do not like at this stage.


4. What are some of your favorite sounds? What's a sound that many other people seem to like, but you don't?
Love the sound of waves crashing on the shore. Just can’t beat the tranquility of the ocean.
I don’t like loud noise because of the distortion of voices. Also my skin crawls when someone scraps their fingernails down the blackboard (either this is almost eliminated now with whiteboards)


5. What are some of your favorite sights? What's a sight that many other people seem to like but you don't?
Anything natural, close to nature, scenic - very hypnotic. Once again anything aquatic.
I do not like viewing anything from heights, I like the safety of the ground or near ground viewing.


Bonus: If you could greatly enhance just one sense - say for instance see as many colors as a bird, or smell as many distinct scents as a dog - which sense would it be and why?
I think if I could see more colours I would be more frustrated by my art. I think I would like to enhance my overall vision, to take in more and see longer distance (I imagine that would be a bit of information overload from a visionary point of view).

3 comments:

Tammy said...

I so agree about the ocean!! And fingernails on the chalkboard - gives me shivers to just think about it!

Kim said...

Hi! I love your answers to these questions! I don't like fingernails on blackboards either. I get an uneasy feeling just thinking about it. :)

I tried to come in early this morning but blogger was being a bit stuborn again. :)

lizzzzzzzy said...

I love the smell of new crayons, a new doll, roses, lilacs, lilly of the valley and lavender. I hate the smell of burning rubber.
I love to hear children laughing, the sound of wind through pine trees. Hate clatter, shrill voices, crying babies.
I love the sight of the world from the top of Mount Everst. Hate the sight of pain or suffering.
I love the taste of honey on an English Muffin. Really good fresh fruit, peanutbutter. Hate the taste of the words I have to eat.
I love the feel of kid gloves, velvet, a baby's bottom. Hate the feel of parched skin, it prevented me from enjoying pottery, the clay would rob my hands of moisture.