"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.



i don't usually paint faces.

i really had no desire to paint them, and there's the fact that i don't draw very well.

but i am taking Judy Wise's wonderful mixed media journal class.

wouldn't you know one of the first lessons included painting a face.

so i did it,

and i liked it, kind of...i like the first one better than the second.

i think i like the little off kilter faces better than realistic faces anyway (and that's not because i can't do them)

i just like the offbeat stuff.

we were to write about our perfect day...

it took me a bit of thinking to really come up with what that would be.

i surprised myself.

i do that every now and then.


Mechelle said...

Mary what a surprise to see your painting of a face. Most of my work before was just figurative a long time ago. Keep learning and exploring new subjects. Great job!

I am now having an invasion of moths in my house. Terminex is coming to my home tomorrow.

misty said...

You did an amazing job!!!

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, these are very different for you but I like! I like your first face too. I am taking a class with Katie Kendrick and I too had to paint a face. It was a bit scary!
Now, the burning question is ... did you get blue streaks in your hair yet?!

Bren said...

Congrats on taking on such a challenge, like you I don't do faces but here you are doing it anyway. A 'little off beat', kind of like Picasso :-) I like your ideal day, especially not waking up with a headache!

jgr said...

She is lovely! Good for you - going out of your comfort zone, and I'm SO glad you're feeling better-just in time for the pollen ha!

Mother of twenty daughters said...

Ooooh more goddesses! Your on an arty roll! keep going :D

Jennifer Richardson said...

I love your faces!
And that you're stretching
and growing
and taking on this
juicy business of becoming
with such aliveness:)

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I LOVED your perfect day!!!! ♥♥♥♥
...and your off beat, as you say faces!!! Off beat always carries with it such wonderful character!!


Bevie said...

wow look at you go girl..I'm happy to see you finally painting a face...very good my sweet sister...(((hugs)))

Kim Mailhot said...

I recently had a painting day with my nephew. He said "Kimmy, you paint faces like an artist, not like a picture." I liked that though I admire realsit painters, it has just never been my kind of art.
Love the color and play in your art, Mary. Happy faces !