Sunday, November 15, 2015


November 8th was Hermann Rorschach's birth date.  You know what he was famous for:  the Rorschach ink blot test, those odd blobs of ink on white paper that are supposed to look like something.  It was even mentioned in an early Batman movie (Val Kilmer as Batman seeing a Rorschach on Nichole Kidman's wall) when he said, "Are you into bats?"  And she, being the snarky psychologist, said, "The question is, are YOU into bats?"

Here is one of the original Rorschachs.  In the 1960s, Rorschach's inkblot test was the most prominently used projective test in the United States; it ranked eighth in the list of tests used in U.S. outpatient mental health care.

Here is my own version.  Now...I wonder if this has extra meaning because I created it myself?  Hmmm...

I've never played golf, but I see two men breaking two golf clubs over their knees at the bottom of this - now what does that mean? ha ha  You might say, "Why is she doing this?"  But hey, it beats watching another football game.

What do you see?  I promise, I won't judge you.

I have no idea why my type is doing this and can't seem to fix it - sorry!!


E.M. Corsa said...

WONDER WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deborah Nolan said...

Oh Rhonda I see a butterfly. Love ink blots. In fact I've done one myself. I agree it certainly is better than watching a football game. Have a great day.'

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

my first thought was a butterfly :)

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
I much prefer your Rorschachs, but wonder what it might reveal.:)
Funny how fear of revealing the "wrong" thing scares us. Me, too, I'm not ashamed to add.
Anyway, I like 'em and that's that.
Enjoy a lovely evening.

RH Carpenter said...

Interesting to hear what you see, Elizabeth, Debbie, Jennifer - and you copped out, Gary! ha ha I said I wouldn't judge!! I always heard there is no wrong or right in seeing what you see and I wonder if an artist's eyes see things differently than a non-artist?