Monday, 3 November 2008

November TIF and other stuff....

Thank you to those who left comments for Ma's Birthday, they were very much appreciated.

Time for another TIF. I can hardly believe that the year is nearly over and there are only two more challenges left. What is more surprising is a sense of satisfaction at having something for every month so far, and not falling by the wayside during the year.

As said by Sharon:-

"This month the challenge is to use typography as inspiration for a piece. Many designers are inspired by letter forms, in other words it is the forms of the letters and words themselves that they find visually stimulating. It is not using text, as in using a quote or a sentence that they find stimulating but the look of the letters as a design element."

The colour option is to use this palette.

These are very much my sort of colour, so I may just try and combine the two.

Yesterday when working on exercises for the Studio Journal course, I took a series of close up photographs of tree trunks to show the different textures, colours and lichens, and put a few of them into a grid. Aren't they amazing?

Then I went through my stash to match colours with threads and fabric with a view to translate them into textiles, and this is what resulted. It probably needs a few more of the creamy browns and better proportions of each colour, but it was great exercise to do.

And just because I have just discovered the photo grid tool, here is another to brighten what is here, a very overcast and gloomy day.


Jane said...

Your pics are DIVINE to see on such a day as it is here! Love your mock up journal piece... my most favorite colour combo...

Doreen G said...

Your photos are fantastic Sue and I love how you did the grid--something I need to learn how to do.

Carol said...

Love your grids, particularly the lichen. Isn't the world full of treasures. Like Bella, you've hunted them out!

Anonymous said...

Your photos are gorgeous. You are a very talented person. Beautiful!