Thursday, 28 February 2019

Graffiti

I certainly admire what Shamsia is doing and I also admire her courage in trying to put her art out there.  One thing that caught my attention is that she uses photographs and draws on them. 

So I have tried to take my love of photography, and my hesitant Photo shop skills and come up with lettering on one of my photos.  This view of the end of a glacier was taken a few years ago when we went on a Northwest Passage trip. 

I hummed and hawed about how much quilting to do.  So I didn't do much.  Skies are always a problem for me, and I didn't want to mess with the picture.  If you think I should have done more, please don't hesitate to say so. 



9 comments:

  1. Having started commenting from the top down, my comments here are very similar to Helena. Simple with a personal interest. Possibly I would add a few simple quilting lines at the top, but how and what not sure.

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  2. Dramatic pictures are a great way to get a message across. And, no, you didn't need to put any more quilting on it. Sometimes you have to be brave, trust your instincts and stop - not go with the baggage we brought from our patchwork and quilting backgrounds of 'it has to be quilted all over'. Nice one. Hilary

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  3. A very striking image both as a photograph and within the fabric frame that you have created.
    I like the quilting , as is.

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  4. It is very beautiful Dianne. I found it very hard to read the lettering. Is it my computer, or is that your intention? The colour is just sensational.

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  5. Well done for stepping out with your own message on global warming. Very effective using photography as the basis of your piece . I love this technique though have never tried it . I agree with Hilary - no more quilting is required.

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  6. I like that you took a different tack and were inspired by one of her techniques rather than just her imagery. For me that is probably harder to do.
    I agree that the text is difficult to read on screen, is it the same on the quilt in real life, and is that part of the narrative?

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  7. I think it is a really good example of lateral thinking and so well done on your piece. I love the colour and I think everyone has said it all. Altogether a great piece of work.

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  8. Love your photo and your interpretation of the glacier. I also found the lettering difficult to read at first but now I see what you wrote. At first I thought they were 'prayer flags', and they actually are! Well done Dianne.

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  9. I don't think it needs more quilting either.

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