Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Selfie Challenge

One of my fiber art group challenges for this year was to create a self-portrait from a Selfie, using any technique method - our choice, the finished work to measure 11" x 14".

I began with a color photo (fig. 1).  In Paintshop Pro, I went to greyscale (fig. 2) and then decreased color saturation (my computer said the greyscale version consisted of 254 grey colors) to two colors -  black and white (fig. 3).  I worked it up in black and white cotton.  I added a little grey to change up the bottom of the composition, keeping it as simple and graphic as I could.  I quilted it with 100 wt. silk and 40 wt. cotton thread.  I loved doing this so much I wanted to do the whole family.  My next selfie work using the same photo will be a color fabric collage.  This will be like painting with fabric so it will be a lot trickier.

                                                 fig. 1

                                               fig. 2

                                                fig. 3

Selfie             11" x 14"                              fig. 4

Monday, June 6, 2016

BAFA Meeting June 2016

All members were present today in spite of flash flood warnings for our area.  Beth brought her sister visiting from Florida.  We added a new member, Barbara Evans.

We showed our design exercise, Creating Design with Numbers shown below (fig. 1-7).  Everyone had fun with this one.  Of note were Dot's various designs using a different number each time, Sylvia's use of both Roman and Arabic numbers working with removal of lines to achieve design, Jerry's Zentangles, and Beth's work with paper and the number 1,  No design exercise was given for our upcoming August meeting.

Various works in progress were shown (fig. 8-18).

                                                                                                                                                       fig. 1

                                                                                                                                                     fig. 2

                                                                                                                                                     fig. 3

                                                                 fig. 4

                                                                                                                                                     f.g. 5

                            fig. 6

                                                                  fig. 7

Jackie's Resist Work                              fig. 8

Beth Mayer         Grandson's Quilt Top         fig. 9 

Susan Cornell - WIP                                     fig. 10

Kathy Risinger WIP             fig. 11

Kathy Risinger                          fig. 12

Barbara Evans- WIP-Oil Stick   fig. 13

Dot Collins                                                 fig. 14

Dot Collins                                                  fig. 15

Sherry Walker                                              fig. 16

Jerry Lynne Domingue -Wool Quilt in Progress
fig. 17

Connie's Scarf reworked                             fig. 18