These foliage faces aren’t my original idea by any means; many before me have tried their hand at them. But I love them because they’re free, fun and therapeutic! It’s as easy as taking a walk and picking up sticks, leaves, grass, and maybe “borrowing” some flowers from your garden or a neighbor’s. Then it's just about sitting and creating! I built mine on a white background because I knew I’d take photos, but personally I think the sidewalk or a sand beach would make for a more therapeutic version! The point is to not get wrapped up in worrying about if it's good enough, or if it looks like a real person. Just play, and when the wind blows you can start all over again.
Having said the above, I found it more of a challenge creating foliage faces for people I know! Would their personality come through, would they be able to see themselves in my creation in any way…and, gasp!…what if they didn’t like it! In capturing each person I channeled both physical characteristics and, in some, exclusively inner energy. While I'm not sure I got anything exactly “right”, I’ll take the risk, because the bottom line is I had fun when I stopped worrying about what anybody would think.
Jen – Download – "All the girls were jealous of Jen’s closet full of party dresses, but only her cat, Nellie, knew how many pairs of shoes she really had."
Shilpy – Download – "Shilpy had said 'yes' but her look of surprise over the 'perfect ring' hasn’t faded yet."
Diane – Download – "Don't be mistaken, these tears are ones of gratitude and joy, her heart is full."
Laura – Download – "Today Laura walked through the crowd knowing all eyes were on her."
Kristina – Download – "The feathers seemed to be flying from Kristina’s nest, so she balanced the eggs on her head keeping her babies safe and warm."
Rachel – Download – "After an eye opening weekend, Rachel dares to go where most women would never...she decides the best make-up is none at all!
Beth – Download – "Beth’s neighbors in NOLA are still trying to figure out how she can walk three dogs and drink her coffee without spilling!"
Can we take a crack at your face in foliage? Let us know if you're interested in a comment below!