Hopefully this blog will inspire you to have confidence in your creative abilities and give you courage to learn and try new things. Try something NEW. It could be just what you need to make you a better artist, or a better person. My latest obsession is Amigurumi Crochet, and my favorite subjects right now are Hollywood Icons, Famous People and Characters.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

29 Faces in Feb 2013: 6, 7 and 8

For Artists in Blogland:  Good friends . . . 

Would you recognize your good friends from 40 years ago?  I remember the little red headed girl in school, but I wonder what she looks like now and what she will be in 40 more years? 

These are a set, the metamorphosis of a woman from childhood to old age.  See the resemblance?  I did not plan this - they just sort of fit together.
These 3 ACEOs were painted for the 29 Faces in February 2013 Challenge on Facebook. They go together, so that's why I have made them a "set." The little red headed girl is about 6, freckle faced with a big toothy grin, crooked teeth and a bit cross-eyed, but cute. The "Retro Mom" is about 46, perfectly made up, though a few crinkles are beginning to show around her eyes, and a bit of a double chin is evident. Then about 40 years later, "Wrinkled and Old" depicts how she might look at 86. I really like how this happened, unplanned, sort of like life. First you're young, then you're old. 
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ACEO cards 2.5 x 3.5 inches.  


  1. wow thats a fab series Penny, x

  2. Love your faces and the rich colours you use.

  3. Thanks, Netty, Denthe and Annie! I appreciate your comments very much. It's nice to get encouragement for a new style for my work.


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