Just one more man after this (not a sailor) and I’m ready to move on to something else!
This has turned out to be the month of tattooed men. There are 2 more after this and then? We shall see!
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Another redhead and this one with skeletons.
I squared off his beard so as not to cover up the tattoo images.
I have a few sailors that have been waiting a long long time to get finished so finally, Say hello to this big fellow! Here he is with his hat on-
French knot buttons on his pants.
A red-haired man with swirly hair. Isn’t this gorgeous?!
Here is the front- much more important.
A fancy button-
It took me many days to get these photos- we’ve been having crazy wet weather around here, including snow last Friday. That’s Spring in New England.
A big man with a top knot.
There he is- George Washington with all kinds of other (I am sure) symbolic imagery that I have no idea how to interpret. And I found this awesome button in my collection. Perfect.
I thought the lady was in a balloon but it is actually more like a parachute- some of these toiles don’t really make sense. Anyway, I am sure it is a great adventure. Here is a better pic.
Here is the back of the hair-
In case you are wondering, here is the definition of chinoiserie. This pattern seems to be about gardening and being in a garden.
I worked to give him some floppy hair.
A musical lady on his chest. A fancy button on his belt.
He is a big man with yellow pants and more classic toile.
Lots of animals, greenery, and a lady on the front,
and a man with a donkey on the back.
I like this new hair fabric I found! And that button came from a tin box that my neighbor gave me.
He is a few little pink spots that come from the dyeing process. Oh well, it’s a true sign of handmade, right?
And a white-haired pirate at that!
Not to mention, more skeleton tattoos. These have more of a Victorian look though.
A skull button.