Friday, June 1, 2012

The Final Five

29 Faces has come to a close this month and I finished all 29 faces!
I am glad that I took part in this challenge. 
It pushed me to make time for creativity every day. 
My little 5 x 8 Strathmore journal is filling up with all kinds of portraits, so I think I am going to continue filling it up with more. But, I do admit...after many cute faces...I am ready to get my hands messy with some abstract pieces. :)

Here are the final five ...

Faces 25 & 26
I was thinking of my beautiful daughter when I was creating this page. She is growing up so terribly fast. I hold on to every snuggle, cherish when she says "I love you Mommy," hold her hand whenever I can, love her girlish giggles over the silliest of things, and adore her child like wonder over a tiny dragonfly flying in our backyard tonight after dinner. These moments won't be here forever, but they will forever connect our hearts. Oh, how I love that girl!

Face 27
I love how this sweet girl turned out. She is one of my favorites. She was sketched in pencil, covered with a bit of gesso, then painted with acrylics and just a bit of watercolor crayons.

Faces 28 & 29
These two girls were drawn as I watched The Tudors marathon on the BBC.
It sucked me in. 
Kings, queens, costumes, crowns...I can't help myself.

So, there they are! 
I would love to thank Ayala Art for hosting 29 Faces in May.
Also, thank you so much for all the wonderful comments and visiting me. :)

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  1. Wonderful selection, loving them all. Happy PPF, Annette x

  2. Your Strathmore must be a treasure! You capture the sweetness of youth very well. Happy PPF.

  3. Congrats on finishing 29 faces ~ your art style is excellent ~ love them all ~~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

  4. Cngrats on finishing- I did the one in Feb and came so close; but no cigar! So I know how challenging it gets towards the end!
    Happy PPF,

  5. You are so right about kids growing up so fast! Your faces are wonderful! Thanks for showing the steps as you created them! Happy PPF!

  6. Wonderful, wonderful portraits!
    Great seeing your sketchbook fill up! :)
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  7. Great sketching! In looking at your profile picture, I think your faces look like you. :)

  8. These girls are adorable. So sweet!!They remind me of my two daughters. Love your work! Our kids grow up so fast and we have to hold onto every moment...I wish time could stand still every once in a while. :) Happy PPF!

  9. Congrats on all 29! Well done. I think they are really lovely. I hope that you display them all togehter. Happy PPF

  10. It must feel good to have completed this challenge. Fun faces all!!!! HPPF

  11. A great challenge - i did it in February. Congratulations on finishing. Your girls are lovely!

  12. Wonderful faces, congratulations on finishing!

  13. Your faces are wonderful. You will really love having that full sketchbook to flip through later.

    Ahh, the Tudors. I defy anyone to watch that show and not want to pick up a pencil and start to draw. It's pure eye candy.

  14. I love those touching words you left for your daughter. Yes she may grow up that fact but those unadulterated memories will remain in both your friends forever.

  15. Nice work with all those girls. It is a lot of work, I've done something similar to that but it was 40 faces. It takes a lot out of you to try to paint different faces. Great job!

  16. Awesome~! And you made me tear up - they are growing so fast, right?! You're a good mama, xoxo

  17. you have really enjoyed this challenge if the results are anything to go by... I am wondering if you are tired of faces or if this has inspired you to keep doing many

  18. They are very beautiful, all of them!! I know the feeling of loving a daughter so much... it's truly wonderful. I still feel the same and she's twenty six!!

    Hugs Giggles

  19. You did a fabulous job with this challenge Jen...Your girls are lovely.
    ....and yes the kiddies do grow up too fast...I was watching some videos y'day of my boys when they were younger (brought a little tear to my eyes)they are in their teens and twenties now... So you are right to enjoy every single minute!!
    Jan x