Sunday, April 19, 2009

Finding Faces: the Sequel



Since first rabbiting on about a few characters I found hiding in unexpected corners of our house, all the Myrtleandeunices have been obsessively ferreting critters out of the woodwork. I am exhausted from the constant adjudication (there have been RAISED VOICES) and reiteration of the made-up-as-I-go-along rules:

1. Absolutely, under no circumstances do ‘put together’ faces fit the bill, no matter how ‘casually’ features seem to ‘circumstantially’ happen together. I am so on to that.

2. Faces found while standing sideways or on one’s head are absolutely and clearly acceptable – and extra brownie points for spotting them the wrong way up in the first instance.

3. If all argument fails, Mummy is right, Daddy is patently wrong. Of COURSE that’s a guy on the travel cup with extraordinary eyebrows, getting a macro view of nostril hairs with every sip.

Right?



I figured a second found faces offering, might buy me some peace and quiet around here for twenty minutes. I also thought if I share the hungry bloke we found in our shoe cupboard...



...the chirpy chap who welcomes us at the front door, (only it took us a while to notice because he was shouting his “I'm over here!” sideways)...



...the poor bloke (hang on, why are they all male?) who just needs a great big cuddle, though I've explained the structural implications are tricky...



...that I could gently prod along those, such as Christie, Gemma and Jo who sort of slightly indicated that they might have some characters lurking about in their neck of the woods, as well as Wendy, who stayed completely stum but who I know is pretty good at this sort of thing.

Finally, just to clarify, this is E.T.’s distant relative. Isn't it?



Ed: Crikey! Jo is impressively quick off the mark...

12 comments:

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Poor chap who needs a cuddle ! He's quite Munch-like in his howling misery . I do wish you hadn't started me on this ....you're right . It's impossible to stop !

GUGAW said...

these are amazing! really made me smile - right, off to hunt out fairies and gremlins hiding in my belongings

Hayley Egan said...

gorgeous!

Jo James said...

Awwww. . .who knew a knotty old plank could look so desperate for some love??
I AM looking, although I'm crap with a digital camera, so LOOKING and documenting remain seperate affairs.
I'm adding you to my link list, by the way, cuz I like you :)

Jo James said...

Lookie!
http://thecartbeforethehorse.blogspot.com/2009/04/four-found-faces.html

Loz and Dinny said...

I am a hunting and soon to be a posting mine - glad you clarified rules x

kirsten said...

classic!
such a fun thing to do (just wishing i had thought of this DURING the holidays!!)

beck said...

Love this post..I will be looking very closely at EVERYTHING now thanks to you. I have always thought most houses have faces and I might take this opportunity to snap some and do a post of my own! Ha!! How do you like them apples? x

Anonymous said...

Just love your faces! Especially your first..reminds me of Pinocchio!
Will start looking and if I can get my head around downloading some pictures...
Love your cousin J xo

potty mouth mama said...

Really love your faces, so cute. I am on the hunt now! What a fun game.

Kylie said...

How cute are your little guys.
Now you have me staring intently at things around the house so I can find some of my own.
Hope to have some to post up soon!

xx

susan said...

well thank goodness! i was beginning to worry i was the ONLY weird one out there!! ha! i have a habit of noticing faces on cars. seriously. check it out next time you are driving. some are soo soo cute
i love the wood guy, poor thing must never get any love