Day 9 of the '29 Faces' Challenge! That means that sometime between today, Day 9, and tomorrow, Day 10, we will already be one third of the way through the month, and the Challenge. One third!
As for today I didn't start out with any particular 'Face' plans. I entertained a few notions here and there about what I thought I might want to work on, but no definitive direction at first in the beginning. It was when I was actually digging around my studio looking for one thing (an old, unfinished watercolor), when to my great surprise I stumbled across quite another, and found my inspiration -- a little painted rock started years ago that I'd totally forgot I even had. The second I saw her, I knew what my project of the day would be....
|This rock is especially unique. She has incredibly well-defined features, sculpted by Nature herself.|
|These photos do not do her justice -- they make her look much more 'flat' than she really is, when she actually has a lot of shape.|
|She has deep-set eye sockets, nostrils, and a well-defined mouth -- can you imagine my surprise when I first found this rock (a long, long time ago) and saw this really obvious FACE staring back at me...?|
|I happen to think she's really beautiful.|
|A View to her left side. She was painted following the natural lumps and bumps of the rock.|
|Chock-full of character and personality. I love her.|
I am so, sooooo glad I rediscovered her today, my 'Rocksanne' -- she definitely deserved to finally be given her just due after all this time. I do recall starting her years ago and getting hung up on some detail or other, like I often can -- then setting her up out of the way on a high shelf, out of sight (and apparently out of mind). Today in my re-attempt after finding her again, I ended up just repainting over her entire face, and starting over -- a blank slate (with no hesitations this time around). It was the right thing to do.