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Weekly Photo Challenge: FACE

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“The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.”  St. Jerome

Weekly Photo Challenge: FACE - Faces on Sculpture

Weekly Photo Challenge: FACE – Faces on Sculpture

Weekly Photo Challenge: FACE - All Sorts of Faces

Weekly Photo Challenge: FACE – All Sorts of Faces

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. Honore de Balzac
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. Henri Nouwen

What comes to mind when you look at these faces? When I saw today’s photo assignment – FACE – I wanted to share all the many fascinating forms and faces I’ve captured on my camera; sans the selfie kind. I love sculpture and dolls as I think the artists often have a familiar image/person in mind as they create their work. While they might never share who the muse was/is, we can assume it’s someone near and dear or a particular face they found fascinating. The center face in the first shot is from a miniature piece of an elder man, a wise old man, contemplating life’s questions. He is dressed in a Maasai garb and is seated on a small stool. He has a serious countenance that draws one to him. I love that piece very much. Where do you aim your camera when the word ” Face” enters your mind?

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“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman

Weekly Photo Challenge: FACE - Faces on Sculpture

Weekly Photo Challenge: FACE – Faces on Sculpture

Weekly Photo Challenge: FACE - All Sorts of Faces

Weekly Photo Challenge: FACE – All Sorts of Faces

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. William Shakespeare
Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. George Eliot
Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror. Rabindranath Tagore


What do you see in these faces? The second shot is a mixture of faces from a wider range of materials and sources. The dolls are obvious and perhaps the mannequin too. All are works of creative art, and each face tells a story that I might never fully know or be able to retell. What do you see and recognize in these shots? I’d be curious to know your point of view. I’ll come back later to share a bit more about some of those faces… Have a restful weekend!

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Photo Challenge:  FACE  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: In a new post, show us a face — and feel free to share the story or the person behind it. We look forward to seeing your takes!


Positive Motivation Tip:  A face can tell so many stories about us and our lives… cherish yours!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos copyrighted and from my Personal Collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

11 Comments leave one →
  1. 14/05/2016 10:36 am

    No prizes for guessing my favourite!

  2. Stewart Collins permalink
    14/05/2016 5:00 pm

    I enjoyed looking at all of your images 🙂 I agree that faces can tell so much about a person and that sometimes you can genuinely see the memories and experiences etched into the faces themselves! The Shakespeare quote is interesting to me too. I lived for so long in South Korea and out there, your God given face is often considered something imperfect and in need of change. Boyfriends buy partners plastic surgery coupons for anniversaries out there and it was always something that shocked me. When I was young I had trouble looking at my own reflection, but as the years have gone on, I feel a whole lot more comfortable looking at myself face to face hehe

    • 14/05/2016 6:16 pm

      I enjoyed your feedback and would encourage you to write about your time abroad, and the cultural differences you experienced.
      Some cultures abhor aging whilst others revere it. I’m glad you now embrace your face… we all should. TY! <3

  3. Ryan Sales Escat permalink
    15/05/2016 11:46 pm

    The Face is the mirror of our heart, it reflects everything, our emotions.

  4. Holly permalink
    16/05/2016 1:40 pm

    As much as I love the art of the selfie (and really, I do!) I love that you thought about other faces and art when prompted with the word “face” for this assignment. What a clever way to interpret what likely produced a lot of selfie-related posts.

  5. Riza Acebuche (@rizanoia) permalink
    20/05/2016 4:22 am

    I definitely agree with this article. Facial expression tells many stories as well as the current situation of the person. We must be proud whatever God has given to us.

  6. LifeAsAConvert permalink
    20/05/2016 10:32 am

    These are all great for FACE. I would have taken it another direction and chose a face of a clock, or landscape (cliff face, etc).


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