Friday, May 05, 2023

Placemats and Faces

Good Friday morning.  As I am writing this, I feel no signs of another kidney stone -yaay.  I hope I am done with them.  I do believe that I counted a total of seven over the 12 days of misery. 

To celebrate I "chased a squirrel" and used a piece of sun-printed fabric that I got from a friend.  With it, I made two placemats for another friend.  I had previously made him a couple but they shrank badly in the wash.  (I think I quilted too much on them.) 

I think that the fun gear designs in the center make them perfect for a guy's table.  I used some of my own hand dyed fabrics, a dark purple solid, and a batik for the binding.  

Now a couple of throw-back sketches from yet another sketch book that I found while cleaning out some things. 
This guy is probably straight out of my imagination. 

This little old school teacher is also from my imagination.  

As both of those have faces,  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. 

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

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Tom said...

...those placemats would look great on out white quartz counter! Enjoy a colorful weekend, stay creative.

DVArtist said...

First I am so sorry about the kidney stones. That is a painful situation. Glad you are better now. The quilting is so pretty, I love the colors. Your drawings are fabulous. I do love the little schoolteacher. Thank you for sharing with FFO.

Christine said...

Lovely work Gene happy you are done with kidney stones hear those are so painful

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the placemats and I knew straightaway it was a teacher! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful placemats and awesome sketches ~

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Me, too! I hope you're done with the kidney stones - they are SO painful! I like your placemats and your sketches - I knew she was a teacher, too - LOL - ;))

Iris Flavia said...

Kidney stones sounds... outch!
Great place mats and wow on sketching from imagination! I cannot do that.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, my favorite is the teacher. She looks nice :)

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Oh Ouch ... kidney stones are terrible. So sorry you had to go through that. Have you talked to your doctor about what changes you should make in your diet to avoid future episodes? I can't imagine you having the energy to become suddenly creative when the pain passed ... but you surely did and I agree, the perfect man's placemats. Your guy drawing is a handsome sort, but the school teacher ... did your school teachers look like that? Mine didn't and I am old. She looks like an old schoolmarm from the days when they kept a stick on their desk :( Anyway, still creative :) Stay well, my friend ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Kathleen said...

Good to see you sewing! Glad the kidney stones seem to be done ...that was long haul. The drawings are fun too - I can't draw from my imagination at all - total respect for those who can.