Show Your Face Inspired By Susana Magenheimer, Giggles and Beverley Baird

Welcome Facers! It is the first Friday of August so let’s roll out the red carpet for Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name}.

Drum roll please!

blog link Show Your Face Inspired By {INSERT NAME} 
If you need a quick reminder, or you are new to our weekly share, then for the next four Fridays you have the option to either post your normal face artwork OR push out of your comfort zone, and try something inspired by one (or more) of your fellow sharers from our #ShowYourFace community.

Either option is fine but I do encourage you to try to do a #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy at least once this month.

The inspiration can be any aspect of their portrait work like how they construct their face, the materials they use, how they use colour or even how they use other elements like words or 3D objects, whatever you like. Just make sure you name them with a link to their blog (or social media gallery) in your blog post (or social media write up if you are using a gallery) and share what you were inspired by in their work. So what is the point to Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name}?

The aims are to:

  • Give us a little kick out of our comfort zones
  • Try something new
  • Surprise ourselves!
  • Extend our technique / style toolboxes
  • Share some bloggy/ social media/ gallery love! 
  • Oh and have fun of course!

Please make sure that:

  1. The face artwork is yours, any stamps or templates you use to build the face should be designed by you, just as with the usual #ShowYourFace.
  2. The person(s) inspiring your work is part of the #ShowYourFace community, but they don’t have to be a regular linker.
  3. You name the person or people that inspired your work and link to them.
  4. You link back to the link blog post here on my blog for that week, just as with the usual #ShowYourFace.

Don’t forget it is optional!

This is a no pressure linky so please feel free to carry on with your normal #ShowYourFace share if you haven’t been able to do a #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy. It is just a bit of fun and if you have enjoyed it we will no doubt do it, or something similar, again.

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My Show Your Face Share this week…
For my Show Your Face Inspired By I’ve taken inspiration from three lovely folks Susana Magenheimer, Giggles and Beverley Baird to produce this miniature face art work.

A miniature face drawing

Susana Magenheimer from Random Artist 222’s inspired me to go miniature as she loves miniature art and after a conversation in Instagram we ended up foolishly agreeing to trying a 2″ x 2″ artwork with a face. Eek! So I attempted the smallest art journal page that I have ever done for this week’s share. She is sketched in pencil on a scrap of paper from a watercolour background.

Close up of the miniature face drawing

The words cut from newspapers were inspired by both Giggles from Happy Tiler and Beverley Baird from Bunny’s Girl as I’ve noticed they often use cut-out words in their artwork and I really like that look so I thought I would try to incorporate it in my work this week to finish my nano-art journal page.

Over To You...
Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace and/or #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy for those of you that use them. Please do let anyone you think would be interested in sharing their portraits know about our community here.

Catch you later Face-Artinators


PS. Some other places you might want to link your work to: Art journal pages link up with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s Art Journal Everyday post. Painted pages share at Paint Party Friday. Art journal page with a time theme link up to Art Journal Journey.

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  1. 7 August 2015 / 9:35 am

    A lovely mini- portrait Kim.
    I hope I will create a inspired by face this month as well–
    haven't got a special idea yet- but maybe it will come soon.
    Happy facing!


    • 7 August 2015 / 3:06 pm

      great Susi! I'm looking forward to it if you do get the time to do a #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy this month, I know it will be amazing! Kx

  2. 7 August 2015 / 12:06 pm

    Love your mini page…they are a nice challenge!

    • 7 August 2015 / 3:04 pm

      Thanks Danielle πŸ™‚ It was fun to do! I'm wondering how much detail I can pack into my next mini-face if I do one again that is LOL! Kx

  3. 7 August 2015 / 1:03 pm

    She's beautiful!

  4. 7 August 2015 / 1:34 pm

    EEK I never thought our craziness would show up on your official Show Your Face – am totally over the moon honored and a weeee bit blushing over here <3 Your take on the mini is Fab!!! Love how soulful her eyes are and the sentiment captures that <3 As you know life happened and I got derailed will have my 2×2 ready Monday πŸ˜€

    • 7 August 2015 / 3:03 pm

      LOL! Yep! Here it is and it is all down to you LOL! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Looking forward to seeing yours! Kx

  5. 7 August 2015 / 1:48 pm

    That's a very cute little portrait! And quite a challenge to draw that small πŸ™‚

    • 7 August 2015 / 3:02 pm

      Thanks, it was a challenge but very enjoyable actually, it made me look at the details more! Kx

  6. 7 August 2015 / 2:26 pm

    Me again, for AJJ it's not big enough – sorry,
    just larger than DIN A 6 (105x145mm=4,1 x 5,8 inches)
    will be accepted. We hope to see you with an Art Journal Page –
    would be great to have you with us Kim!

    • 7 August 2015 / 3:01 pm

      Thanks for letting me know Susi, I didn't the size requirements! D'oh! Kx

  7. 7 August 2015 / 3:05 pm

    Love your piece today, a fun combi! Sorry it wasn't big enough for our AJJ challenge, but we hope you will join us another time! Hugs, Valerie

    • 7 August 2015 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks Valerie, I just spotted that you guys had a time theme going on at AJJ from your's and Susi's blogs and it seemed like a happy coincidence. But in my haste to hook up I didn't spot the size limit LOL! Never mind! Next time πŸ™‚ Kx

  8. 7 August 2015 / 3:11 pm

    What a sweet and delightful itsy bitsy face. I've been working on my first art journal and finding it quite fun and different that just painting my watercolors which I've done for years.
    You are never too old to stretch the envelope. Thanks for your inspiration.

    • 7 August 2015 / 3:23 pm

      Fantastic Wanda! I'm so pleased you are having some art journaling fun! You never know it might be habit forming LOL! Have fun! Kx

  9. 7 August 2015 / 6:15 pm

    She is gorgeous Kim. I totally forgot about this inspiration challenge! Thank you so much for adding me as your inspiration! I just started using those cut out words for the icad challenge. I love how you placed them! Good job!

    Hugs Giggles

    • 10 August 2015 / 6:24 pm

      Don't worry, it is optional and if you want to have a play with the challenge you have the rest of August to give it a go! I love how you put your pieces together, using the cut out words is great! Kx

  10. 7 August 2015 / 8:41 pm

    Adorable! I will look for you in IG

    • 10 August 2015 / 6:24 pm

      Thanks and thanks for the add on Instagram, I have added you back πŸ™‚ Nice to be able to see your work there to! Kx

  11. 7 August 2015 / 10:07 pm

    So pleased to have discovered your "show your face" series Kim. Have only been creating faces this year – lots of inspiration here. Thanks

    • 10 August 2015 / 6:26 pm

      So glad you have found #ShowYourFace too Lynette, it is great to have another kindred spirit added to the fold! Thank you for linking up! Kx

  12. 8 August 2015 / 4:17 am

    This is such a fun challenge. Love your miniature face. It has everything a larger scale face has–only smaller. I think it is awesome. πŸ™‚

    • 10 August 2015 / 6:27 pm

      Thanks Jill, I was a bit nervous doing a tiny face but it kind of forced me to look at the details more, which was fun! Hope you had a good weekend. Kx

  13. 8 August 2015 / 8:35 am

    I really love your 'mini' portrait this week, Kim! I love how words are incorporated. I keep thinking I should try this too! So sorry I'm late. This week has been a bit hectic and difficult, as my mum's been ill; but she does seem a lot better today due to antibiotics. Hope your weekend is a creative one!

    • 10 August 2015 / 6:31 pm

      Oh no Julie Ann, I do hope that your Mum is doing ok?! Hope you get a chance to do some art this week and it isn't so hectic for you. Don't worry if you can't get a face done for any reason, the linky is open all week and you can always miss a week if you have to, it is a no pressure challenge! Kx

  14. 8 August 2015 / 1:02 pm

    I just love her! What a fun idea. Your art is just awesome.

    • 10 August 2015 / 6:32 pm

      Thanks Suz πŸ™‚ Glad you like her! Kx

  15. 9 August 2015 / 10:38 am

    Bella la tua arte in miniatura Kim…..
    Ho postato il mio volto non ispirato da qualcuno in particolare. Spero puΓ² andare lo stesso.
    Felice domenica.

    • 10 August 2015 / 6:34 pm

      Thank you Lina! You are more than welcome to link your face, it doesn't have to be inspired by anyone if you don't want it to be! It is an optional part of the challenge this month, so don't worry and keep linking! πŸ™‚ Kx

  16. 12 August 2015 / 12:44 pm

    I'm amazed at the intricacy of your miniature portrait. I love the team of artists that inspired you too. Blessings!

    • 20 August 2015 / 11:49 am

      Thanks Arnoldo! Going miniature was an experience!

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