Himself: Stop in here to see his photos of Comic Con posted daily. Swam, job hunted, applied for jogs, took chair back, grocery shopped, cleaners. Joint decision to be a warrantee. Ah, busy bee.
Herself: Monday’s are always insane: Talk with Bee, swim, meeting, chair to Hillcrest, grocery shop at Costco, Henry’s, and Stumps, read for an hour, dinner, play with photos.
Gratitude: That wonderful camera.
The Blue Quilt
I haven’t quite figured out the format I want to use to record making this quilt. It’s a simpler pattern than any other I’ve ever done, and I should have less struggle with the cutting. Nothing is easy for me as a quilter, but I love working with colors and the textures of the soft cotton fabrics.
To alter a snapshot, crop, delete bits, play with the image and create what you see here, I’m here for an hour or so per photograph with a middle-aged Photoshop. I confess that I’ve had no lessons. Everything I do with this program is trial and error. Often just error. Usually it’s lots of fun. When I start cursing, I know I am tired.
Today I show you three of the shots I worked on yesterday. Yes, the one with the twins I put up Monday….but it’s been changed. The Voldemort photograph has vastly more meaning and power with the background simplified and the people blurred and inattentive.
Here are the girls. By subtracting the distracting background and smoothing out the edges, suddenly the girls too have new meaning. No, I don’t know the show, video, or book their characters are taken from, but the next lady is from “Trauma.”
This bloody bride image hasn’t been as well done as the others, and I will have to redo it later.
Unaltered is this image of an imaginative lady in her power chair. Steampunk rolls along in style here complete with fishnet stockings.