Monday, March 28, 2011

I've Been Working - Zentangles/photo to fabric

"Inspired by the Zentangle® method of pattern drawing."
This morning was our local artsy quilt gathering.  The group is called "Itching to Stitch."  We get together once a month to catch up with the news, show your art/projects and then do a hands-on project.  I often share some surface design technique.  I decided at last minute to introduce zentangles, something I've only begun researching.  I love to get on google and spend hours on different topics.  So I showed examples, handed out paper and pens and encouraged the drawing.  I think a good time was had by all.  I had stitched up an example as well just to show that one could draw using the sewing machine.  Drawing zentangles is something I'll continue.  Maybe I'll get into the meditative state users have testified about.  Maybe, just maybe I'll stitch one up on a regular basis.  No promises though.
"Inspired by the Zentangle® method of pattern drawing."

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The next piece is one that did not work out so well.  I've spent more time in Photoshop Elements to work on a better value change - more changes.  So I'm just about ready to stitch up another one.  This one I'll practice adding stitching.

I'll be putting up another photo to fabric piece of my son's 2 VW's - a bus, which he's since sold and his original bug, which he still has.  This one is for the new exhibit at the Island Art Association titled "Traveled Roads."  I figured that these two vehicles have traveling many, many roads in their lifetime.

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