Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The 29 Faces Challenge: "Kindnessgirl"

Patience is... looking through her lens and capturing magic... passionately paying tribute to her family... a kindness pioneer and guerrilla goodness guru... paying attention and listening with love... connecting, laughing, sharing, and embracing (even the messy parts)... lighting a path and changing the world one bulb at a time...feeling it all deeply... She is #beautifulinsideandout, #morethanaprettyface, and #beyondaselfie.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

The 29 Faces Challenge: Happy Random Acts Of Kindness Day!

In honor of Random Acts of Kindness Day, 
I have created 28 faces...

(Click on the image to enlarge and print.)

28 Smiley Faces!
(Please feel free to share!)

It's easy to spread some kindness...
1. Print the poster on a full size sheet of paper.
2. Fold (accordion style) along the horizontal dotted lines.
3. Unfold and straighten out paper.
4. Use a scissors to cut along the solid vertical lines.
5. Hang the poster wherever you think someone could use a smile!

You can find more of my kindness freebies here.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

The 29 Faces Challenge: Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day Friends!

It seems very appropriate that I am sharing the latest portrait in my "Unselfie Project" on a day that celebrates love, because Lisa and her family are self-proclaimed lovers of the holiday.  (When you read more about her you'll see why...)


Lisa is... a creative mama... seeking joy and paying attention to life's little moments... actively grateful... cozy cuddle coordinator and creator of the adorable "GFU Bakeshop"... kind and supportive... playful with color and maker of magical garlands... filling her home with beauty, love, and happiness... She is #beautifulinsideandout, #morethanaprettyface, and #beyondaselfie.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The 29 Face Challenge (29 Faces In One Sitting?!?)

Since I tend to create a lot of detailed portraits
sometimes I need to play.

When I was in college, my favorite warm-up exercises were the blind contour drawings.  Now, many (many) years later, I sometimes head back to my roots and create blind contours, continuous line drawings, non-dominant hand drawings, and various combinations of them all.  When I need to loosen up, I find the most important thing is just to keep my hand moving quickly.

I'm curious...
What is your favorite way to warm-up?

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Monday, February 10, 2014

The 29 Faces Challenge: #4

A face from over the weekend...
Some days I draw.
Some days I paint.
(And, some days I do both!)

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Friday, February 7, 2014

The 29 Faces Challenge: #3 (A Work In Progress)

(Layer #3 of #3)

I would like to start this post by thanking you for all of the kindness, support, and encouragement you've been giving me about my latest series of paintings!  I have received multiple questions/comments/emails about my process, and I plan on writing a post about it (I've taken lots of progress pics), but until I do I wanted to give you a little glimpse of my latest painting in progress...

(Finally starting to draw in the face after 7 background layers.)

Be sure to check back to see the finished painting!

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The 29 Faces Challenge: #2


Casey is... a good sport... sweet and sometimes bashful... sassy but kind... the youngest of five, but definitely not a "baby"... caring, gentle, and eternally attentive... creative, bright, and passionate about music... always ready to belt out a tune... a supreme songstress and daring doo-wopper... courageously going for it... She is #beautifulinsideandout, #morethanaprettyface, and #beyondaselfie.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

The 29 Faces Challenge: #1


Stevie is... eager to help... a good listener... kind and generous... a creative thinker and wonderful word weaver... artistic...  best friend to "Bellie Bean"... sometimes shy, sometimes silly, sometimes serious... super smart and wickedly funny... an adventurous fire spinner... curious, strong, and brave... She is #beautifulinsideandout, #morethanaprettyface, and #beyondaselfie.

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