Tickell Expressions

Friday, 1 July 2016

Face #8

Hello Friends and Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!

Some of you know that I have been participating in a 100-face challenge over at Praise Heart Creative Community. I have scribbled a few faces before this one, which I might show you at some point if I get desperate to increase my numbers. (grin)

For this one, I really wanted to make an old, wrinkled face. I couldn't find an image I liked online so I drew from my imagination. I was tempted to ask my neighbour to let me take a picture of her, to use for a reference, because she has a marvelously wrinkled face. But I didn't know if she would find my appreciation of her creases to be a compliment.

While the face I created is a far cry from the wonderfully creased face I wanted to make, here is the poem (original) that inspired the idea.

Her face is a wonder:
a criss-crossed roadmap of a life well lived;
when she smiles
each lane rises toward
twinkling lights beneath
fleshy porticoes;
my face can do nothing but smile in return

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Blessing hugs,

Paint Party Friday


sirkkis said...

She looks great! Wonderful expression 😃

Valerie-Jael said...

Your painting is wonderful, and I love the verse with it. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Julie said...

beautiful words to go with a lovely face.

Susan said...

Love your face but love your poem even more. Wish I lived close by and you could use my face. My grandson once asked me "why do you have those scribbles all over your face?" Happy PPF

Linda Kunsman said...

she is lovely with that twinkle in her eyes and your poem is just as lovely. Happy PPF!

Giggles said...

I love that you did her from your imagination...keeps your style alive!! Beautifully done!

Hugs Giggles

Nancy said...

VERY nice, Teresa! It's a beautiful face, and a really lovely poem! :o)

Fran said...

A great portrait. I imagine a wrinkled face would be very difficult.