Friday, May 21, 2010

Finished portrait.....

I had a case of the guilty's that it has taken me so long to do a portrait..Especially since I really wanted too! My spouse and I have been working on a retro trailer redo and we have a deadline...I decided tonight that I was going to get a portrait done no matter what and I just let the mood take me....here is the picture I used....









this is a vacation picture and it got snapped while I still had a straw in my mouth...(imagine that) I didnt want to do the straw so I did just down past my nose....I thought it was different and kind of fun.....Here is how my portrait turned out.....

















I printed out two copies, used one for a guide and cut the other up as a pattern. I then laid down fabric then thread painted details...I put adjetives that I think describe me around the edges....I really, enjoyed doing this quilt...it was so relaxing and fun.....

15 comments:

Michele said...

Very clever! It turned out amazing!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I love it! It really makes the focus on your eyes and they are beautiful. Did you use fabric crayons for some of the shading?

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

WOW! cool! It's all in your eyes! Nice job! love all the little thread details!

9patchnurse said...

Great job! Love the words stitched all around.

Kim said...

Well you did a great job and I love your nose........it came out perfectly.....
the nose was really tough for me.......
I'm gonna finish up this weekend :0).

Happy Sewing

WoolenSails said...

That is wonderful, love your hair and the flower.
Really nice memory of your trip.

Debbie

Nellie's Needles said...

The "eyes" have IT! Wonderful!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wonderful work! It's so cool Melinda! This is your thing.

Melinda Cornish said...

Hey Anne, I used a neocolor crayon for shading in peach......the white just seemed so stark.

Kim said...

I see that 48 down there!
Its really fun to look at this close up and see all your stitches.....

Happy
sewing

Melinda Cornish said...

oh yeah Kim, gotta have the 48 there while I still can.....49 is looming large.....

Mrs Moen said...

That is so cool, Melinda, I love the angle and all the words!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Very creative! Love the eyes.

What Comes Next? said...

wonderful job! Love the layout, the eyes, the stitching.... Let me get this straight - you started and finished it in one day? Fabulous!

Melinda Cornish said...

it took me about two hours total.....I do a lot of free motion sewing though, and I have gotten really fast....