Friday Faceoff

“No Manners Norman”

Don’t forget to visit Nicole at  for face art from others and linking up your own!

Friday Faceoff — “Woody”

I can’t take credit for anything about this face except noticing it while I was sweeping our porch floor. Noticing faces everywhere happens to me often, it’s called “Pareidolia”. It’s defined on the web as a “psychological phenomenon of seeing faces in everyday objects…a very human condition that relates to how our brains are wired”. This one inspired me to create a similar clay face,
however, that is not done yet. I’ll post it next week. I hope it’s as interesting as this one in wood!

Don’t forget to visit Nicole at  for linking up your own face art!

Friday Faceoff — “Seamus”


This face belongs to our dog “Seamus”. Debra of Feather Garden was so inspired by a photo of him on my blog that she asked if she could paint him. I was thrilled and immediately replied YES! In spite of Debra often posting that she struggles with painting, I have always had great faith in her talent. We think she captured the essence of our Seamus beautifully!

Nicole DVArtist has installed a Mr. Linky’s Friday Faceoff for everyone to join the fun, only rule being your post must feature a face.

Friday Faceoff in Progress

I’m not sure where this is headed but next Friday will reveal a finished face. I used a wrung-out teabag rubbed on the white clay to add some skin tone, so that’s an unusual start that worked. Fun!

Friday Faceoff Oldie

I was reminded of this oldie when Gene Black mentioned one of his started with a tribal mask theme. I did a lot of improvisational beading some years ago and this piece was seen that way.

Springtime Flowers Around Our Yard

I’m still enjoying my blogging break. 
Mother Nature took over the creating for this post! 

Mountain Laurel

Vulcan Rhododendron

Pink Columbine

                         White Flowering Knockout Shrub Rose                     


Pink Rhododendron

Taking Time Off

Hey Folks, the time has come to take a break here although I may pop back in when things calm down. I leave you for now with a photo of a baby blanket I knitted for our brand new adorable grandson. It’s made from extra soft Bernat Baby Blanket yarn. I didn’t think my hands would be able to knit again, but it only took longer than usual and the diagonal pattern is easy. It’s just a huge dishcloth! 

Friday Faceoff — “Migraine Explosion”

This clay face from last week’s post is finally finished. If it exudes angst, that’s the kind of week it was here. Don’t forget to visit Nicole DVArtist who has installed a Mr. Linky’s Widget below her face post for those who would like to join our “Friday Faceoff” fun. All are welcome as long as your post includes a face. Have fun!

Friday Faceoff — Undone “Imp”

This undone clay face would be finished but I’ve been feeling undone myself this week. I finally got a plan yesterday from a physician for what ails me, and I hope to finish this little imp by next Friday. Don’t forget to visit the other Friday Faceoff posters Nicole DVArtist and Gene Back Alabama Artist and Quilter.

Friday Faceoff — “Bummed”

This is a baked polymer clay face I made some years ago. It’s one of my favorites, and since I was a bit “under the weather” (not Covid) this week I’m posting this one instead. The bummed expression says it all. I hope to feel up to making a new paper-clay face for next Friday!
As always, linking with Nicole DVArtist and Gene Back Alabama Artist and Quilter
Be sure to see theirs.

Friday Faceoff — “Earth Day Eyes”

It’s said “the eyes are mirrors of the soul”, 

but in this case the eyes are small mirrors embedded in the clay reflecting leafy greens. 😊

Nicole DVArtistGene Back Alabama Artist and Quilterand I are trying to post a new hand-sculpted clay face each Friday. 
Please visit theirs, and jump in with one of your own next week!

Friday Faceoff — “Meh”

Sorry folks, this was a very busy week, and this face never got finished. But I liked one comment that said it was fine as it is, so I’m going with that and calling it done. I did do a little sanding on it this week, does that count?

Nicole DVArtistGene Back Alabama Artist and Quilter and I are posting a new hand-sculpted clay face each Friday. Don’t forget to visit theirs!

Row by Row

I’ve knitted a lot of these simple dishcloths over the years and now need more of them. The pattern is as easy as can be and is linked here.
Keeping my hands moving seems to help with the effects of aging and arthritis. If you know the basic knit stitch and haven’t made anything in a long time, this cotton dishcloth is easy and knits up very quickly!

Friday Faceoff — “Jowls”


This is another 3” air dry paper-clay face painted with acrylics.

Nicole of DVArtist and I are posting a new hand-sculpted clay face each Friday. 
Don’t forget to visit hers!