Felicity requested that we make two Portrait blocks for our March BeeSewcial Prompt and name them. They could be realistic or abstract, they just needed to read as Humanoids. As someone who always cringed when it was time to draw faces in art class because I found it intimidating, I was both excited and nervous about the challenge.
My local guild had a sew day on NATional Quilting Day so NATurally, I named her NAT. She was actually the second block to be made but I wanted to share her first because I'm so smitten I can't stand it. She's sporting a new hairdo with a streak of gray as a nod to transitioning to my own natural color although she's in no way a self portrait. I had a blast bringing her to life and immediately wanted to make one to keep.
So here's my first block made while at retreat and a few process shots to see how he evolved. The hair bits were left over from a previous challenge and they jumped right out. I wanted him to have attitude and the eyebrows are another favorite feature.
Back to Nat
|Curved left overs|
Here's hoping your day is filled with a little bit of Nat's badass sassiness and Marley's kick back joy.
Happy Stitching, Karen