Sunday, April 4, 2010


Smilin Like Elvis
9" x 12" (22.9cm x 30.5cm)
graphite on paper
$50 plus $15.95 shipping and handling in the US
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I'll be honest. Carol Nelson, a gifted artist on, is painting 100 faces in 100 days. Her blog followers, under no obligation to buy, were asked to send in their photos to be painted by Carol for her 100-Day challenge. Visit her blog at, and check out what's she's been doing, I think her paintings are spectacular! Needless to say, I was green with envy. What an incredible idea!

I emailed her to tell her how much I was enjoying her work and to impart my desire to covet her idea. Being a nice person and very generous, she suggested I try the same thing with my floating faces. I think I will.

I'm a little hesitant though. It's like giving a party and wondering if anyone will come, but, I need to break out of this little shell of fear I've been constructing since the little furry Berrys arrived.

So, here I am, announcing the "Floating Faces Challenge." If you'd like your features, or those features of someone you love and or know, floating on a page just email me your snaps. For the purposes of these drawings, full frontal is best. I find three quarter views and profiles don't float all that well. You are under no obligation to purchase the drawing but I'll need permission to display your countenance on my blog. Just mention that you agree to let me draw and publish your likeness in your email.

My email address is: If you'd like to send snail mail just e me and I'll shoot over my physical address.

Well there it is. I've sent out the invites, now let's see if someone shows. And thank you in advance for considering attending the party even if you don't.


  1. Suzanne - Love your work and what a great idea for a project... I just started a 100 cats in 100 days project and I am having a blast!!! Have fun!

  2. Fantastic idea! I always look forward to your Floating Faces and now I'll get to see tons (well at least 100) of them. Off to look for some interesting expressions. I will try not to give you diabolical shots like I did with Carol *wink* (Ed #68)

  3. Good luck for your project Suzanne... I know it's not easy to carry on with such a project, it will be hard but funny too!
    May I join the party?!?

  4. Suzanne,
    Watching Carol project is very exciting,if you have your party I'll be there. Eugene

  5. Good for you, Suzanne!

    Carol's 100 potraits challenge is indeed impressive and inspiring.

    I think your "expressions challenge" is quirky and unique enough to become something HUGE!

    Can't wait to see how it goes!


  6. wow that challenge will certainly bring you out of your shell, you are so gifted, looking forward to seeing your progress!

  7. You are TOO MUCH! OK, I loooooove the heirloom. I love heirloom tomatoes, and tomatoes in general, this one gets a prize.

    And your CHALLENGE! Hey, I'm involved in a Challenge that is doing portraits this month, so I'm taking a zillion pictures, trying to get one where the subject (me) doesn't look old, fat or goofy. If I do get one... I'm sending it to YOU!

  8. Thank you everyone, I really appreciate you joining the party! I'm anxious to begin! I'll be in touch.


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