Tuesday, 25 June 2013

My Interactive Faces and Names Project


I'm setting myself a little project to keep myself drawing regularly. I'd like you to join in if you'd like to :)
Here's the deal:

I draw a face on a regular basis, and post it here and you give the person a name. 
You know how people suit their names? I know there might be the exception occasionally and let me tell you I used to hate my name when I was young. At that time no-one had heard of the name Jessica and I had to repeat it over and over again to people who would then give me a strange look and ask where it came from and was it made up. Well just for the record, my mum named me after a character in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice so not that new! Today there are loads of Jessicas throughout the world so I don't feel such a freakshow any more! ;)

The painting above is my first person in this series. What do you think her name is? The name that I think fits her the best will become the name of the painting and I'll keep an album with them all on Facebook. Don't worry if you don't go on Facebook, they'll all be here too!
I'm looking forward to hearing your ideas!



16 comments:

Cynthia Schelzig said...

oh this sounds like fun...I love this painting and she looks so well behaved and all but underneath she is dreaming of breaking out of her shell...
name her Dreama.......I am in to not so ordinary names lately. Or give her an old German name,,,Waltraud,,,now there is one no one can pronounce I bet:)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Fern!
V x

Veronique said...

Jasmine

Jess said...

Thanks Cynnie, I'd have a go at pronouncing that name, not sure how accurate I'd be but in english it might sound like 'Veltrout'? ou as in Ouch! I hurt my finger! ;)

Jess said...

That's lovely, thankyou :)

Jess said...

Thankyou Veronique!x

Meenart said...

You have got an interesting idea. Very beautiful painting. I think She is Heidi.

I have shanged my name when I grew adolt. Now I feel to be me.

Jess said...

Thankyou, I used to say I'd name my daughter Heidi when I grew up, I loved the Heidi books! When my first baby was a girl, it didn't fit her surname because it also began with an 'H' and didn't sound right! :)

denthe said...

I think she looks like a Charlotte ....

Unknown said...

Wonderful idea. I knew a wonderful person named Abbey. Almost as prety.

Martina said...

Dear Jess, what a fun idea! The first name that popped into my head when i saw the drawing was "Violet" - maybe because she looks romantic, sweet and a rouch introvert .... Have a happy evening!

Paper rainbow said...

I think she looks like a Delia, I don't know why, she just does :)

Ana said...

She's very pretty, I love the little cat.
For me, her name is Antonia :)

Jess said...

YES! x

Meenart said...

My first daughters name is Heidi :-D

Ana M.F. said...

My name won!!!
great :)