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Many Feelings, One Face

Many feelings, one face, in my four year old darling. Sometimes I can catch them candidly, but in this instance, she put on a little show. There’s no doubt that I have influenced her with my own wacky expressions. And my father did it to me. We are an expressive bunch and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Love that face.


From The Daily Post:

“This week at Discover, I chatted with illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks, who blogs at Busy Mockingbird, and loved what she said about drawing faces. “The lines in your face tell stories,” she said. “I get to ‘know’ a person through these lines, which is so fun for me.”

Mica likes to draw strange, imperfect faces the most:

When you’re drawing the details of someone, you’re spending intimate time with them in a strange way. Not romantically, but as an artist, you find this wonderful appreciation for what most people consider their “imperfections” — the wrinkles and lines in their faces, the lines under their eyes.

For this week’s photo challenge, let Mica’s insights inspire you: share a photo of a face. It could be your own face; the face of a loved one, whose lines and creases you know well; or even a face out in the wild, where you least expect to see one.”

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It Happens

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It happens every once in a while. The feeling that I am not appreciated. The sense that I am invisible. The questions, what do people REALLY think of me? Am I a bitch? Am I weak? Am I a pushover? Do people respect me?

My interactions with other people, whether I know them well or not at all, have always been significant. I think about everything. I notice almost everything. My gut tells me my true feelings immediately. And I simply can’t ignore it. Even if I try, my gut doesn’t give up.

My gut is shouting loud and clear right now that I’ve been shat upon a few too many times. My own fault. No question. It just kinda sucks.

Pity party? Maybe.

One thing is for sure. I’ll get over it.