Day 198

Today I worked into the ideas from yesterday’s sketch, simplifying the shapes and colours. I drew random polyhedral shapes, and then used various colours of pastels for raised and receding areas. I especially love the contrast of the blue areas.

  
And then I couldn’t resist messing in iColorama:

   
    
   

Day 196

i was out auditing, got back late and did some unpacking, so another image manipulation, using the same mask as the day before, and this picture of a sky which my sister took:

  
To get this:

  
 I like how the texture of the fabric from the embroidery comes out in the mask.

Day 190

We’re so close to the move now (Saturday is the big day) that even my box of last art materials has been packed, labelled that it should be put on my desk, so I can get it out first. My craft room is totally packed; I’ve even taped the ironing board shut so it doesn’t keep falling open while being loaded.

All this meant that I only had time for more knitting, and this quick image manipulation of Gormley’s LAND sculpture:

Original:

  
 Mask:  
Image:

 

Day 189

today, I enjoyed packing a lot of the art work from our walls. Looking forward to getting my creations back on the walls of my house.

I also did some more knitting on the nearly forgotten scarf, three more rows. No photo as I can’t really take one which shows progress!

Because a post with no picture won’t really do, here’s the knitting, messed with in IColorama:

  

Day 186

A very busy day, with more packing and assembling flat pack furniture, an activity that my husband and I actually enjoy doing together! We also had a cooker and chest freezer delivery at the new house.

With all that, there wasn’t much time for creativity, but I did do this quick image manipulation of the embroidery I did the other week, trying to get it to look painterly:

   
I made a mask of the same image, but didn’t like anything I managed to do with it, so left the manipulated image as above.

 
I also took a couple of photos of plants in our new garden.

Does anyone know what these two plants are?   

Is this buddleia?

 Maybe blackberries? They are thorny!

Also, we have a crabapple tree, looking forward to making jelly:  

It’s a beautiful gnarly old tree: