not sure what else to call this, but I've always wondered if it happens to a lot of other people too...
I'm a little ADD and so I have a really hard time focusing on stuff for long periods of time.. this applies most of all to artwork and sitting still working on art. one thing that really helps is to have something to listen to or watch while i work. (i know a lot of folks are actually this way, ADD or no.. on the flip side,
has to have silence to be able to really focus.. i'm pretty sure i dive him batcrap insane with all my noise)
Sometimes it's audiobooks, but usually it's movies or tv shows on the other monitor.
Anyways, when i listen to or watch something while i work, the memory of that thing gets embedded into the art. years later i can go back, look at the picture, and tell you what i was listening to/watching. I can even tell you what part of the picture is assigned to what movie..
for example, this one: [link]
while i worked on the big tree, i watched the 5th element, family guy, and some weird animated thing with robert downey jr. in it..
on the mosses and sticks in the background was arrested development and the 10th kingdom. the pond plants in the lower right hand corner.. more family guy.. uh.. the toad and some mosses was date with an angel....
a lot of other things, including the mini-waterfall in the background was watching House, specifically with all the cameron/chase drama. i remember it upsetting me more than it should have, and then later finding out those two actors were together and then broke up irl. whaaaa.
older than that, you say? [link]
this one was almost all watching the office.. though while i was working on her left shoulder, we watched grumpy old men. [link]
this was almost all watching bones. specifically, the episodes where angela is in the relationship with her girlfriend, roxie.. although i did try watching nip/tuck while i was working on the log - i didn't get into it.[link]
now we're before i started watching netflix... now it's just audiobooks. this one was shutter island.[link]
terry pratchett's discworld!
i could go on but... you get the point. i have such a CRAPPY memory in every other aspect, it's scientifically interesting to me that i remember this kind of thing so easily..
though i can only remember when i'm looking at the picture. if i couldn't see it, and you asked me about a certain image, i'd have no clue. it's imprinted somehow...
anyways. anyone else do this? anyone know why? come talk psych with me