Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

25 Nov

I went to my church Christmas Fair on Saturday and chatted to a friend who was on face painting duty.

Want your face painted? she joked.

No thanks, I laughed.

Then I remembered my 101/1001 task to say yes to new experiences…and here is the result:


(I’m also doing my bit for Movember)

And yes, shocking as it is, I have lived fifty years without ever having my face painted.  How about you?

28 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected”

  1. judyt54 November 25, 2013 at 13:29 #

    she did a lovely job, tilly. I like the moustache. ive gone 68 years, and never felt deprived. Did it tickle?


  2. thehutts November 25, 2013 at 13:39 #

    I have never had my face painted – lots of make ups make me itch and result in blotchy skin so it isn’t for me! sally


  3. Terry November 25, 2013 at 14:05 #

    great new added features! I always wondered,,,,,,,,,does it tickle when they are painting your face?


  4. misswhiplash November 25, 2013 at 14:11 #



  5. vivienne blake November 25, 2013 at 16:18 #

    It suits you. And I can beat you – almost 76 years without a moustache. The beard’s growing nicely though.


  6. Grannymar November 25, 2013 at 16:48 #

    Does stage paint count? If so I did long before the whole idea of face painting was thought about.


  7. laurieanichols November 25, 2013 at 16:55 #

    I love the mustache, very Hercule Poirot, the sprig of holly was a cute addition. 🙂


  8. vastlycurious.com November 25, 2013 at 17:20 #

    Love it!!!


  9. slpmartin November 25, 2013 at 18:32 #

    No face painting at all in my entire life…and probably won’t happen. 🙂


  10. Rorybore November 25, 2013 at 20:05 #

    there was this trend in university called “graffiti pub” and everyone brought a washable marker to the event and wore a plain white tshirt. Well almost everyone brought washable markers. And some have really bad aim. so short story….yes, my face has been painted.
    I like the stache though. Ha


  11. Elaine - I used to be indecisive November 25, 2013 at 22:02 #

    I have never have my face painted – but perhaps you have given me an idea. 😉


  12. Janet Williams November 25, 2013 at 22:22 #

    You’re very brave, Tilly!!! Oh now you’re staring at us! This is the most minimalist face painting I’ve ever seen! Thanks!


  13. Gabrielle Bryden November 26, 2013 at 03:48 #

    never have I had my face painted 🙂 can I call you Salvador?


  14. bluebee November 26, 2013 at 11:09 #

    You look dangerous!
    Face painted many times – we used to love doing the chin faces when we were kids – hours of hilarity


    • The Laughing Housewife November 26, 2013 at 11:33 #

      THat’s brilliant! Never seen that done before. I used to do hand faces a la ‘Why Don’t You…?’


  15. Three Well Beings November 27, 2013 at 06:56 #

    Now tha you mention it, no, I’ve never had my face painted! You were very brave to go beyond the more obvious butterfly or peace symbol. Movember is a good look! 🙂


  16. katharinetrauger December 1, 2013 at 02:26 #

    I went 62 years without it, but WAS a face painter at a small carnival, and one of the darling children/victims wanted to paint my face. So I paid her and she did a marvelous job of a pink heart on one cheek. I felt so young. Loved it. 🙂


  17. Janie Jones December 4, 2013 at 23:05 #

    I don’t think I’ve ever had my face painted either.


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