Monday, April 19, 2010

hmmmm

this was tough!
I started with this picture

then posterized it using Picnik, and photocopied it to black and white, which effectively reduced the number of colours to 5!  Is this going to work???


I decided I was going to do it monochromatically, so pulled out my blue hand dyes, but soon realized my darkest was not going to be dark enough, so found a dark print that works.  Copied it all to Heat'nBond lite, snip snipped away, and then laid it all out.
hmmmm.

pretty strange looking.
What if I get further away?

Better

now that looks better! I bet if I could get even further away it would look even better!(maybe even less like me!)
Time to stitch it all down and quilt it, which may take me a while yet, but It'll get done.
I am so glad I tried this - definitely was a challenge, and my left brain was having a hard time with it, but I persevered, and I'm quite happy with the result!

4 comments:

Anne at Film and Thread said...

It is fascinating how different they look close up and far away. Great start!

WoolenSails said...

I like the monochromatic look, will be a nice piece to hang on the wall for an art piece.

Debbie

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Very MOD! cool blues! ;-)

I need to quitl mine too. something I procrastinate.. a lot!

Kathy said...

I really like the quilt!