Wednesday, May 30, 2012

29 Faces, The Rest of May

I made it!
I managed 29 faces, in one form or another, even with over 2 weeks of travel!
Granted, some of my faces are....well....different, but I'm grateful for the practice. 
And I'm thinking I should continue drawing faces regularly. I'd forgotten just how much I enjoy it!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

29 Faces, Day 8

Day 8
Well this face was a surprise!
Started out with a "doll face"....big eyes, chubby cheeks, pouty lips.
Then it reminded me of someone, only the hair didn't come out the same as I'd expected once I'd made that realization.
This may be a work in progress.....

Still busy with family in Canadia today, then moving on to Utah tomorrow.
My poor body is still on eastern standard time, and the sun comes up awfully early here! By the time I catch up, it'll be time to head back home again!

Monday, May 7, 2012

29 Faces, Day 7

Day 7
And now for something completely different......

29 Faces, Day 6

Day 6
Just someone from my head....
Thought it was going to become someone in particular; turns out it didn't.

Still enjoying drawing with my niece Hope!
Convinced her to start a blog of her own, and participate in 29 Faces. Now she can show of her amazing talent here

Saturday, May 5, 2012

29 Faces, Days 3-5

Day 3
Day 4

Day 5
I'm caught up, but who knows for how long?
I'm in Cardston, Alberta, Canada....from balmy 90 degree heat to SNOW all day today!
I do have my to-go sketch kit with me, but I gotta tell you--I am EXHAUSTED!
I'm determined not to get too far behind in this challenge, but I also refuse to let it become drudgery.

I'd love to get my niece Charity Hope to join in; I've never seen such amazing faces!
But for now, we're going to sit in our jammies by the fire, watching it snow and eating junkfood I've never experienced before.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

29 Faces, Day 2

May 2, 2012

Preparing for our trip yesterday felt like slogging through cold molasses.
One disaster after another all. day. long. 
Even though it was the last thing I wanted to do, sitting down to draw made it all disappear.

I didn't have anyone in particular in mind as I sketched, so I was astounded when I finished this face, and it put a lot into perspective, leaving me in a puddle of tears.
This appears to be a younger version of an acquaintance that I ran into this week. I knew that she was about to finish cancer treatment the last time I saw her. This week I saw her at her place of work and was anxious to ask her how she was doing, only to find that she'd developed new tumors and was in a lot of pain and quite ill. And yet she was at work.

As annoying as my day was yesterday, I have much to be grateful for.
Including that reminder.
Thank you Gwen, for your example.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

29 Faces, A New Beginning

This face appeared in my Book of Days

After disappearing from not only my blogs, but my life, I've decided maybe it's time to jump back in and live.
I've been noodling around with Effy Wild's Book of Days, and when the above face appeared, I remembered how much I loved drawing faces.
So when talk of 29 Faces surfaced in the Book of Days group, my interest was piqued. I signed up.
I may or may not create 29 faces in the month of May (life is still spinning), but I will enjoy trying. 
We are about to leave for a Canada for a couple of weeks, but I'm packing my art-to-go bag right this moment.