Show Your Face Inspired By – Amanda Openshaw

Watcha facers it is March and we have an optional prompt for you to play along with if you want. The prompt this month is ‘Inspired by’. If you do play along don’t forget to link to your inspired by person or people and share some blog or gallery or social media love for them! The inspired by can be another facer but I’m also opening up the field so it can be anybody you like.

As with all the prompts you do not have to use them, they are just there if you fancy pushing your boundaries a bit. Feel free to link up your work even if you aren’t following the prompt.

Great! Let’s get sharing!

First up the admin…


  • Inspired By – March 2016 (pick another artist or facer to inspire our work this month)
  • Head Positions – May 2016 (try different head potions through the month. Suggested by June Walker)
  •  Quick Draw Faces – July 2016 (set a timer to say 10-15 min – or less if you dare! – and draw a face or several faces in that time. Suggested by Gibby Frogett).
  • Change Hands – September 2016 (try using your non-dominant hand to draw/ paint / make your face this month. Suggested by Hazel Agnew).

Feel free to let me know if you have any more themes or ideas for Show Your Face.

Don’t forget:

  • Show Your Face is a community link up for portrait work in any style or medium.
  • the aims are to share, learn, practise, inspire, and be inspired.
  • to make sure that the face artwork is yours, if you use any stamps or templates to build the face they should be designed by you.
  • the link is open from 10 am (BST) every Friday and stays open for a week, so link away.
  • finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome.
  • to link back to the link blog post here for that week.
  • Spread the word on your blog/social media outlets and use the #ShowYourFaceFriday hashtag in social media.
  • There is a prompt every other month. Using the prompts is totally optional and just there if you fancy playing along. You can still post your face work even if you haven’t used the prompt.

Looking For The Blog Button?

If you want to wear the blog button with pride then hop on over to Show Your Face 31st July 2015 to grab it and there are instructions on how to put it on your blog there too.

My Share This Week…

Show Your Face share for 4th March 2016

My share today was inspired by Amanda Openshaw. I’ve been using a lot of teals recently, if you look back at my Show Your Face shares over the last few weeks a lot of them, most of them, include teal and if not teal then blue.

I mentioned this on facebook this week and Amanda said that she has been using a lot of reds and oranges and perhaps we should swap colours! So I took her up on the challenge and have gone with red and orange for my share today! Thanks Amanda for inspiring me out of by colour rut!

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFaceFriday. 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: Painted pages share at Paint Party Friday. Art journal pages, check out the new theme at Art Journal Journey. Those of you on Facebook ask Darcy Wilkinson if you can join her Face To Face page.

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Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Danielle Mack

    Hi Kim! Thanks for hosting! I really like your face!

  2. denthe

    Love her! Very special…..

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