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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I Heart Faces - Anything But a Face!

Chalk Artist_Tagged

This week's I Heart Faces challenge is Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes...Anything but a Face. I am so excited to submit Nicholas's Chalky Chucks. This capture goes down as one of my all time favorites.

I captured the photo after reading
Chris Orwig's Visual Poetry book. If you haven't read it, it's a must! After I uploaded the print to Flickr, the photographer/author, himself, commented that he "loved" this "No Faces" shot--specifically the moment and colors. How cool is that?! A poster-sized version hangs on Nicholas's bedroom wall.

About the photo:

You will notice that a three-year-old Nicholas is standing in his "house." This was the first time that I realized my little guy may have artistic ability. Perhaps one day he will join the ranks of 3-d Street Painter,
Tracy Lee Stum. For now, I am enjoying his pretty accurate diagrams of our house, roller coasters, animals, and various locations around town.

And when he uses chalk as his medium, I actually take pleasure is scrubbing his knees.

Check out other captures at I Heart Faces this week here.


Kate said...

Ooooh love this! Love his yellow converses too!

And his depiction of your home looks very much like Neverland or a theme park! Gorgeous kid!

Wendy said...

Love the chalk on his paints - it's all very Jackson Pollock!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

How cool that the author commented on your pic! I LOVE it! And the colors are awesome! This one looks like a winner to me! :)

traci said...

oh just love this! :)

Mel4Him said...

Oh I love it! The jeans, the yellow sneakers and the colored chalk all over the jeans. Absolutely adorable.

JennyGirl Photography said...

Oh, I too love children's art. Thanks for the reference to Visual Poetry. I will have to check that out.