Photo A Day October, Day 10: Emotion

The Photo A Day prompt for today was "emotion." Since my clients are off-limits and my husband doesn't like having his picture taken, the only available model I had today was myself. So I put together this silly little collage:

It reminds me of these visual aids we therapists call "feeling faces." They have 30-50 hand-drawn facial expressions on them and are useful in assessing the moods of kids who don't yet have much of an emotional vocabulary. Six-year-olds aren't going to tell you they feel "frustrated," but they can point at a face that communicates the same thing. How funny would it be if I created my own "feeling faces" with these crazy self-portraits?!