Saturday, May 22, 2010

Baking a New Project

I am in the process of starting a new art quilt so today I was preparing some of the fabrics. Looks like I was baking huh? I found a cookie sheet to be perfect for holding my fabric pieces.

And here is the new design up on my design wall. I created this drawing in my sketchbook and then blew it up in a "new to me" online program that is so cool. A fellow SAQA artist mentioned this website to me as a way to enlarge designs. You basically upload your image, and then tell the program how many sheets of 8.5" x 11" paper you want to fill and it produces a pdf file for you to print out. Before I had been creating these in Photoshop and I had to sit there and print each section and it took a lot of my time. You can find this web site here: Block Posters. This works great for me because I don't take my designs to a copy store to enlarge and I don't have a projector.

I'm a little nervous about creating the cat quilt because it is a bit larger than the sizes I'm used to working with. So we'll see how it goes. Wish me luck!

I haven't done any painting for a time and was getting the itch to do some again. So here is a face I painted in an altered book. I'd love to say I would like to try and paint a face each week in my book, but oh the pressure. So I won't say it out loud, okay?

Hope you are having a beautiful weekend!