Photographs are an integral component of this and so many of my textile art collages. The bad news is that I can’t possibly afford the kind of camera I’d love to have.  The good news is that that’s not as critical as it once was.  With so much new technology in the field, new apps and digital software you can do nicely with some, especially for printing on fiber.  I did finally get Lightroom to supplement Adobe Photoshop and so now I’m taking a Lightroom Essentials class with Kim Klassen to learn it. We haven’t actually started the developing mode yet but this is the first pic I did in LR. I’m pretty sure I used one of Kim’s presets for this but I didn’t save it and so I’m not sure.

le1  I love Japanese maple leaves and, of course, these were the inspiration for my most recently finished piece but as yet unnamed piece, although I like Wen’s suggestion “The Water Runs Toward Me,” born under the water sign as I am.


This is an eco-print as I’m sure you already know, but I did make the applique pieces for the leaves and the bottom half of the water and I used paint on those.


Good stuff today over on Nina Marie’s Off The Wall Friday !

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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