I haven't been able to keep up with 29 Faces - but I have some I've worked on and not finished. In 2008 my mom and I went on a cruise. In 2010 she had a very debilitating stroke and has been in a nursing home since then. Several months ago I took a class on drawing faces. I picked this picture of my mom to draw for my first shot. You've seen the altered picture of Jesus the lady "fixed"? My first drawing very much resembled that painting. My teacher consoled me with a few things - it's very hard to draw people you have a real emotional connection with; this was a difficult angle to draw; and my consolation to myself - argh - an open mouth and teeth!!!! I haven't tried again for several months - but the other day I went at it with pen and ink, water color crayons and some pastel pencils. It is very far from a real resemblance - however, no more monkey face. I will have to give this another try - but for now, this is my version. I can see many things that are "wrong" when I look at the 2 pics in my blog post - but I also see much improvement from my first try. The photo is of mom and me on the cruise - couldn't find the original, so only my hand is showing. I like to remember mom, who always laughed a lot, just like that. Although she is still alive - she has lost a lot of her vibrancy and I miss it! Thanks for visiting.