Friday, May 12, 2023

Piecing and Musing

Welcome!  I have been making progress on the "party quilt" that I am making.  I call it a party quilt because there is a lot going on and not everything is organized or orderly.  It is just a lot of fun. Like a party there are groups clustered together - occasionally someone wanders into a different group.  

I have shown some "chunks" already.  This quilt will be made in sections - and there is very little planning at this point.  Here are a couple of chunks.  One may be somewhat of a repeat, but this time each one is all one piece. 
P.S.  they may not be laid out the same as when I showed pieces just laid together. 
I have this on a sheet of watercolor paper for the white background, it makes the colors render better in a photo. 

Here are three smaller pieces:

Confession: These are not neatly pressed because they get made and piled up until I want to work on each of them again. If they need pressed before sewing on more pieces or joining them, they are pressed again at that point.  (My piles are not neat and orderly when I am creating.) 

And now, for the Friday Face off crew, here is a sketch that I am guessing I made from a live "model" who didn't have a clue I was sketching him.  The reason I think this is that it appears to have been sketched very quickly before the subject moved too much. Also, he is facing left, contrary to my normal direction.  There are minimal lines defining the eyes and his glasses. 
You can also see that I defined the shape of his mouth and chin with blocky lines. 
That is another clue that it was from life and done quickly. 

I am linking this to the Friday Face Off hosted by Nicole at  DVArtist  Clicking the link will take you to her blog.  It is great fun to see how various people interpret the challenge. 

When you are creating anything, do not think about (and fear) the things that "could go wrong." Instead, rejoice in the things that could go right. Trust and obey your creative instincts. Quell the fear and doubt. You were created in an image of a CREATOR. Find your creative gift and use it joyfully. 
Gene Black

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

Comments are welcomed. I will reply when possible. Of course if you are a "No Reply Blogger"- I can not reply. Links in comments will result in the entire comment being deleted.


My name is Erika. said...

Your quick sketch face came out great Gene. Sometimes less is more. And your quilt looks right up my alley. I love randomness. Nice fabrics too. I like how you can incorporate so many different bits in this kind of quilt. Happy weekend.

Christine said...

Lovely work Gene!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your quilting, it just makes me happy! The drawing is great, too, well done. Have a wnderful weekend, Gene! Hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Love the bright colors of your beautiful quiltings, and the great sketch 🤩

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

LOVE your "party quilt" and its happy colors! Your sketch is great - so much with so few lines - ;))

DVArtist said...

Ohhh my dear friend, like anyone would even know the quilt pieces weren't pressed. LOL you are so funny but a wonderful artist that stands with perfection. I love the sketch too. Great features and I love the jaw line. Thank you for being part of FFO and have a great weekend.

Tom said...

...I hope that you will have a creative and colorful weekend.

Vicki W said...

I love "the party quilt"!

Fundy Blue said...

Your party quilt is so much fun, Gene! My mother could quickly sketch a face like you, but the talent didn't come to me. Have a great week!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Loving your party quilt. Fun blocks and you get rid of by finding use for lots of small scraps, too. WOW, your sketch is amazing. Just so impressive. Great entry and awesome quilt blocks, Gene.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Hmmm ... not neatly pressed. That makes you like every other artist I know. I don't think neat and tidy goes well with creative :) Love your drawing ... I chuckled because he reminded me of Herman Munster from the Munster's TV show :)So, it has to be a good sketch if it has features that create a persona, right?
As for not fearing that things will go wrong when creating ... I don't fear it, but I do expect it as I am not a trained artist and I often have to redo things that don't look right to me. My mother and sister were natural artists ... had the gift and could create things out of their imagination that were beautiful and interesting and well done. I have to work at it and it really doesn't come naturally for me, plus I need a model or a picture to get things right. So that's my story and I'm sticking to it :) Be well, Gene ...

Andrea @ From The Sol