I ♥ MESSY Faces



So I agonized over this week's entry, again... It shouldn't be like this, it's a FUN website and winning isn't everything- except the most gratifying form of validation... What is messier than a baby and a plate of spaghetti?! And the little devil on my left shoulder is whispering to me "there will be a hundred spaghetti faces in the contest this week..." I told myself all week long that I needed to come up with something more creative, something more messy, I am the mother of two boys, this should NOT be that hard to accomplish! In the end I didn't achieve "outside of the box" but I did get out of the "food box". And hey, last week there were over 400 entries in the kids category over at I ♥ Faces, my favorite photography blog. I can boast about a few good wins over the last month, as this popular growing website made it's debut, but this competition has gone global! I fear I haven't got a chance anymore and my husband, newly home from Iraq, is probably sitting in the bedroom right now reading "War And Peace", putting on woolly socks to keep warm in my absence, wondering when the dang blog entry will be complete...
As for the adults, here is TX we don't have that stuff y'all call SNOW. So during the winter months we make do with foam, and this Mama was having a blast, having not gotten to the part where she remembers that these children are going to need a ride home in her nice clean car!


BlogBaby said... at March 2, 2009 at 6:31 AM

Both of these images are fabulous! Those purple hands add such great pop to the image, awesome!


McKay Family said... at March 2, 2009 at 6:45 AM

I love both of these! The adult one is particularly messy. And I love the color on the hands!

Life with Kaishon said... at March 2, 2009 at 7:00 AM

I always love your pictures so much : ). Those little hands are so cute. What fun! I think you can still win no matter how many people enter because you are a phenominal photographer : ).

Carley K. Slater said... at March 2, 2009 at 7:01 AM

Both of these pictures ROCK! Great job and great shots!

maggiemae and family said... at March 2, 2009 at 7:10 AM

nice adult shot that looks like fun!!

Shonni said... at March 2, 2009 at 7:45 AM

Those are both great...I especially love the adult picture...looks so fun!

theArthurClan said... at March 2, 2009 at 8:26 AM

Oh my word Karyn ~ these are both so completely fabulous!!

(I hope you had time to warm hubby up after your blogging time was over. *wink*) ;)

co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Melinda said... at March 2, 2009 at 9:07 AM

Wow! Those are both amazing photos!
The purple hands are perfect.

Tiaras and Tantrums said... at March 2, 2009 at 9:15 AM

awesome - love the adult entry

Catherine said... at March 2, 2009 at 9:26 AM

Holy buckets! These are great! I love the purple hands... so cute. The adult one is definitely a winner! Love it!

Carebear said... at March 2, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Global contest or not, you've got a winner on your hands here! Love them both so much. Your work is some of my favorite every week. That's why you're on my blog sidebar under Photogs that Inspire!

Corey~living and loving said... at March 2, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Both are fabulus! :) I especially love the sdult entry. Very fun!

Miti said... at March 2, 2009 at 3:25 PM

Great photos......but let me just ask.....HOW IN THE WORLD DID YOU MAKE IT HOME AFTER PLAYING IN THE FOAMY SNOW! I'm sure your kids are going to remember that moment forever. Kudos to you for just letting loose. That's great!

Becca said... at March 2, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Great pictures - you are so so talented and I always love seeing your shots! :-) Love those cute purple hands - and it certainly looks like FUN in your adult picture! :-) Isn't it so great to sometimes just have fun and forget about the mess/cleaning up?!

Mary said... at March 2, 2009 at 4:56 PM

I love your pictures. And you're right, it is hard to stand out when this is getting so big. Nice touch with non-food entries. I wish I could have done the same, but I went with the food. Food and babies just scream messy! :)

Keri said... at March 2, 2009 at 6:47 PM

Awesome pictures and very creative.

The Animator's Wife said... at March 3, 2009 at 8:04 AM

Those a great choices. I love your pictures each week-- you always choose so well. The lilac hands are amazing!

bet[c] said... at March 3, 2009 at 2:35 PM

LOVE the foam. What a great idea. Looks like they were have lots of fun. I live in central TX too...sometimes we go out to the cotton fields with our coats on and make believe it's snow.
Your pics are great!

Red said... at March 4, 2009 at 8:36 AM

great entries! I have to agree, I agonized over the kid messy, not wanting to be another spaghetti face. It's a hard choice!

Carebear said... at March 7, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Yay!!! Congratulations on your third place win! You deserve it! IMHO, your kid photo belonged in the top ten too! Way to go on the win though!