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Rocks, building blocks, and boards 1


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A pile of rocks against a weathered barn wall caught my eye. There was an abundance of moss on a few of those rocks suggesting a long term placement. The rocks or stones or building blocks were piled on each other and on some weathered boards and were definitely not uniform shapes.

After learning a bit in Photoshop in a class by the Pixeladies two years ago, I was able to convert the photo to black and white; resize it and then rather than printing it section by section on my home printer, I emailed it to Office Depot. I splurged on a bit more expensive paper for a poster sized print I could use as my direct pattern for each piece.

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The next step was to pull appropriate fabrics–not necessarily true to life colors but ones that were appealing AND as part of a composition exercise regarding proportions of colors contained in a non-related picture. (my image was a map of somewhere near Seattle with cities, roads, rivers, and suggested route in red). Although I started with that color scheme in mind, it quickly became something else.

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Tomorrow I’ll show you the next step.

 

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