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Friday, May 04, 2012

Paint party Friday week 8 year 2 " Releasing the Beauty"

Lila

It's my favorite day of the week Paint Party Friday Make sure to hop over and check out all the wonderful array of artists sharing their weekly creativity! This week I am sharing seven  faces  that  I started for the 29 faces of May challenge over at Ayala blog. They were all done in a sketch book, using watercolor back ground and acrylics for the faces.  I photographed them, and on a few I did  a color brightness adjustment with an editing tool.    I thought one of the faces was a female, now I realize it's actually a male.... even the name is unisex. They all gave me their names except the singer and the girlfriend....maybe they're  into something nefarious and don't want their names on the internet! They do seem like a colorful couple!! lol


Over the years I've had a few friends who visibly wear stress, and fatigue. Yet when they gather with fellow comrades voicing sadness or worry the veil of distress falls away, revealing a soft vulnerable beauty. I really don't think people are meant to carry trouble and stress alone. 
Mavis
Recently my dear hairdresser was burdened with her mothers medical crisis. We  picked up a coffee and flowers on route to our appointment. I was really shocked at how down trodden this young woman was. Her beautiful thirty eight year old face was aged, worn and sad.  Our appointment  was interrupted by many calls pertaining to her moms care. We were only happy to accommodate the pauses considering we could have been cancelled completely.

Simone
The hairdresser sipped her coffee purging her concerns while working on our hair. Soon worry lines filled in, energy and color returned, her face changed, exhibiting momentary repose. Almost like a miracle. We made a difference, by caring and listening. We left feeling better  with refreshed hair/spirit  knowing our hairdresser did too!!  

Milly

I've noticed this a lot. People are just not meant to carry sadness and stress alone. We all need laughter, love and small snippets of joy to thrive. Beauty is not just good rest, good genes and makeup, it really is a state of mind! Friends, loved ones and people invested in humanity are so important to our well being!


Severan
The Singer
What heartache or anguish are you carrying alone because of fear or pride? What do you need to share with a trusted ally to alleviate stress and release the beauty?
The Girlfriend

 

49 comments:

Sunshineshelle said...

Giggles has to be the BEST name ever! OK... well this is an interesting insight... but I better say firstly I love your bright graphic art... (& I look forward to PPF... & 29 Faces too when I make it)... the story of your friend shedding years is really interesting... I think sharing is a great thing but mostly we only like to share joy, but if a friend is unhappy I hope I would be able to offer some support to make them 'lighter' so to speak... I think you are spot on with your observations, how what's inside shows outside... you see people & go woah, that dudes mean, or happy, or sad, it shows doesn't matter how they dress or what they say, it just an opportunity to maybe make them realise they are not alone. Really enjoyed this post... & Happy PPF :)

Sunshineshelle said...

Yep - great post :)

Sunshineshelle said...

Yep - great post :)

Lindsay Drya Vanhove said...

Beautiful faces! I like the purple ones the most...the colors are great! I was about to ask if you join the 29 face challenge... you do! Me too :) Have much fun!

Netty said...

wow loving all those interesting faces with such great expressions. Happy PPF, Annette x

Ginny said...

Your faces are incredible. They each show such emotion. I think you are right. We need to share both the good and the bad. We need to surround ourselves with people who care and be there for them when they need it as well. Great post.

NatashaMay said...

So nicely written. I'm happy you got a chance to help somebody out. :) Your faces look great!

Susan said...

To be an artist, you must be observant! This post demonstrates why your faces are so amazing. You study people's faces. Love it! Happy PPF

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

This is such a clever post! I love all your faces....from sad to happy. Havw a wondereful Friday!!

Debbie said...

Very expressive faces. You do such a great job with their eyes. I love the lady with her dangly earrings.

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

The faces are all darling ... and I like your commentary, also.

Have a fun Friday, Miss Giggles.

Nancy

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

These are really lovely. I'm glad that you could make a difference in the life of your hairdresser. Goes to show that the small gestures really count. Happy PPF

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome faces with wonderful color and so expressive ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Carol said...

Great post and those faces are just fantastic!

Molly said...

wow-- you got a lot done this week. i love looking at all your faces. the bright colors are amazing, but each has their own personality and expression that shines through!

Christine said...

Interesting faces, wonderful expressions!

Kristin said...

I agree with you - we do need to all share our concerns as well as our joys with one another - what a wonderful thing you did for your hairdresser - and your paintings are wonderful - such beautiful color and spirits here! xoxo

Kristin said...

I agree with you - we do need to all share our concerns as well as our joys with one another - what a wonderful thing you did for your hairdresser - and your paintings are wonderful - such beautiful color and spirits here! xoxo

mx said...

I love you musings and SO agree about the health and internal wealth that an encouraging community brings! I like Millie best:-) PS: Thanks for visiting - you encouraged me.

kristin maynes said...

I love your faces! Your choice in colors is wonderful! Happy PPF!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I can tell that you spend a lot of time with doing the eyes- that's my favorite part too! Love all these faces!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Gloria said...

Wow, great faces, each with their own emotions. Love them all. I too think you are an "eye" girl. You do them well. Happy PPF!

Faye said...

Giggles, I love your blog. It is uplifting, colorful, and fun. You seem to have more compassion than the average person to accommodate the stylist's problems. I love the way you do eyes. Very expressive.

Petrea said...

Wonderful faces, expressions and reflections!

Carolyn Dube said...

Such a wonderful post with such a powerful message! Thanks for putting so many great faces in this post!

Scarlett Clay said...

I love looking at all of the different expressions on your faces, these are wonderful!

Scarlett Clay said...

I love looking at all of the different expressions on your faces, these are wonderful!

Scarlett Clay said...

uh-oh..not sure if my first comment went through....here's it is again, lol

These are wonderful! I love all of the different expressions on the faces!

Fallingladies said...

So glad you could help her release her beauty, wonderful faces and sooo many!

Janet said...

So many fun faces...and good advice. You always know just the right thing to say so no wonder people confide in you and feel better for it.

Ayala Art said...

fun fun fun!! Even Mavis with her frowny face is cute!
I think sometimes we can share, sometimes we should not dump into people... depends on the person, the sadness and the weather heheheheh :oP

Tammie Lee said...

such good thoughts on life, caring and sharing and your art supports this all so beautifully!

Adriann said...

Love your faces and how they each tell a story. TFS!

Walk in the Woods said...

What fun faces … and array of expressions!

Rhonda said...

Too cool! Love the rich colors and the story that goes with each! Great work here. HPPF ( late) :-)

carlarey said...

You are so right, we can affect the lives of those near us by such simple acts.

Love that all these faces speak to you and tell you their names and stores. Mine do the same to me.

Sunshineshelle said...

Back checking your faces you talented girl!

Gloria said...

Hello! How nice of you to take your sunshine with you wherever you go. You really did a lot of creative things this week. I can't decide whether I would like to be Simone or Milly! All your faces are so attractive. I love your eyes and your "kissy" lips!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

It is sooo true that we are meant to share burdens and I loved reading your post and seeing those gloriously painted faces this week... great words and a nice reminder to all of us... thanks for taking the time to share...xx

Palma said...

Love your vibrant faces. They all have much character. Thank you for leaving me such kind comments xoxo

People need to talk about their problems to someone but it's not easy to find an understanding listening ear .
Have a great Sunday :)

judie said...

Awesome artwork. Such expression and emotion you have captured. The stories that go along with each face are meaningful and heartfelt. Your own spirit and inner feelings are displayed here. And especially the last thoughts about carrying heartache alone because of fear or pride. Hits home. xoxo

Jenny said...

Gorgeous and beautiful faces Giggles... such expression and honestly... and your post is fabulous... so heart warming... how much fun is this faces challenge...

Hugs
Jenny x

Jenn said...

Your faces are awesome! They are so colorful and beautifully expressive!! Can't wait to see more! xoxo

pauline said...

Such fabulous faces!! I really love the bold colors you use and especially the expressive eyes. Wonderful story. I totally agree - we are not meant to carry stress and sadness alone. Glad you lifted someone's burden here. xoxo

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

My favorite is Severan! Bold use of color!

Linda said...

I love all your faces. They are so expressive and colorful. Great job.

Carrie W Martinez said...

Gorgeous vibrant colors! The uniqueness of each face shows the personality and provides a glimpse of their story...lovely work!

...Carrie...

Carrie W Martinez said...

Gorgeous vibrant colors! The uniqueness of each face shows the personality and provides a glimpse of their story...lovely work!

...Carrie...

Lucy said...

I am just flawed by all the new posts you've done... I need much more time to re-visit and drink in your sensitive moving words and soulful artwork. you're so creative and so very wise.. beauty truly is a state of mind and all of us..being there for our friends or hairdressers is so vital to us all thriving, we are nOT meant to carry these burdens alone. so weird too that i popped over today... because I just experienced a stressful situation and so needed to call my friend and share it and it felt so so necessary, I felt so much better. Love u giggles!

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