Day 222

Today, I got my printer on the WiFi, so I was able to print to it directly from my tablet. I printed an image that I’d previously converted to black and white, and then traced over the main lines with permanent pen on acetate.

  
I took some copies and played around with them, reducing and overlaying them. This one has the figure facing both left and right – I think it looks a bit like a knight:

  
Some more experiments:

   
    
 
And then a bit of image manipulation using the figures as a mask:

  

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Day 221

Lots more knitting for days 215-220, more decrease rows.

Today, I got an interesting new book at the Festival of Quilts, chock full of easily explained and interesting exercises for exploring shape and design:

  
Finding Your Own Visual Language by Jane Dunnewold, Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan.

They had the suggestion of putting photos into black and white before using them, to emphasise line, so I put this photo from the trip to Lowsonford into B&W:

  
And did this sketch of it:

  
I enjoyed exploring different pencil marks, especially using the side of a 6B pencil for the planes of the figure.

I think this needs further development in print and stitch.

Day 184

A busy day. We picked up the keys for our new house – this is the view from my new craft room:

  
I also finally got time to sit down with the photos I took on the Lowsonford trip, which took quite a while as there were a lot.

I love this image of the statue, with the almost pixelated reflection:

  

The statue had lots of lovely colours, shapes and textures:

  

   
 
Which contrasted wonderfully with all the plants in the surroundings:

   
   
I’m pleased with this image especially:

  
There were a lot of lovely spiders webs:

  
And fabulous signs and numbers:

   
 
There were also great flowers around the pub, including this spiky specimen:

  
As we were walking back to the car to go home, we noticed this amazing sky:

  

This is just a small sample of the images I took, more of them are here.