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  • Re: creating a quilt from a photo

    Sharon Malec has a book specializing in dog patterns - Maria Elkins "Making Faces" QA DVD workshop is also a very excellent tutorial in how to manipulate a photo in photoshop elements and easily produce a pattern and product. Enjoy! -Lyric
    Posted to Design and Composition (Forum) by Lyric Kinard on 6 Sep 2009
  • Re: New designs

    I'm back from my trip. It was one of the best we've done. In addition to all the cultural things, I had my eyes open for anything to do with fabric. I approached seamstresses and bargained with them to buy their silk scraps. It was so much fun and they had a huge variety of designs on the fabric...
    Posted to Design and Composition (Forum) by reginabdunn on 6 Aug 2009
  • Re: New designs

    Belinda, Thanks for taking the time to respond. I've been reading a tour book about the places we want to see and I think that I"ll be able to immerse myself during the 5 weeks. I think it will be important for me to add words as you suggest so that I know what my intent was when I did the sketch...
    Posted to Design and Composition (Forum) by reginabdunn on 16 Jun 2009
  • Re: New designs

    Approachable Art, My husband has a high quality camera and he is taking photos to remember the trip by. My camera is just a point and shoot (digital) and I'm using it to gather images for art later on. I'll stick them in photoshop and manipulate them, use parts of them, etc. to create art quilts...
    Posted to Design and Composition (Forum) by reginabdunn on 16 Jun 2009
  • Re: New designs

    Judy, thanks for the response. I like the advice of reproducing the colors. I once did an exercise on a photo of a bouquet of flowers . The goal was to estimate the percentage of each color in the photo and then create a study using squares and rectangles of those colors in the percentage they appear...
    Posted to Design and Composition (Forum) by reginabdunn on 16 Jun 2009
  • Re: New designs

    Butterfly, thanks for the response. Good advice. You are correct in that senses other than sight can lead to compositions and some of it will be from my subconscious. I'll try to keep in touch but I will probably get limited time at Internet cafes.
    Posted to Design and Composition (Forum) by reginabdunn on 16 Jun 2009
  • Focal Point and the Rule of Thirds

    So - I had a client coming over to look at my work and talk about a possible commission. I wrote about it on my blog . Anyway - the piece has me excited - which is always nice. There was however a problem - the piece has no real focal point. It was nice and interesting to look at but felt like it was...
    Posted to Design and Composition (Forum) by Lyric Kinard on 15 May 2009
  • Good Design - the basis for all good ART!

    Whoopie!!! I can't wait to see you all, meet you all, and have great discussions about the things that will help us all lift each other to the next level of fine art. Thank you QA for giving us a place to grow!
    Posted to Design and Composition (Forum) by Lyric Kinard on 28 Apr 2009