imadeface portrait

This looks a little bit like a cartoon version of me from the '80s. Created using the imadeface app.

Sometimes you’ve got to make time to get a little silly. We’re all working hard these days and a silly break can be just the thing to ease the stress of a busy day and even breathe new life into a problem we’ve been struggling with.

When I ran across the imadeface app, I knew I had to give it a try. I mean, who doesn’t love the idea of mixing and matching facial features to create a portrait of yourself, a friend or family member. Just tap on a facial feature, then swipe your finger across the screen to see the dozen or more choices of nose shapes, eyebrows, hairdos and more.

My only complaint with imadeface—if you could even call it that—is that every face you create with the app looks to be about 18 years old. Now, I don’t mind looking 18 again. But it would have been fun to see myself as a cartoon at my current age of…ahem…39.

What fun apps do you love?

Mary Maru