Monday, October 28, 2013

Salsa clarinets!

I attended the Old Forge watercolor art show a week ago!   This was one of my favorites....... and spicey!  Being a clarinet player, and a lover of color, this really appealed to me.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Old Forge

A small vacation to Old Forge after a busy guild week with national quilter Wendy Butler Berns!!

This is my Friday Workshop...Out On A Limb!

After guild meeting we took Wendy to a local diner for the infamous Beef on Weck for which we are known for in this area 

This is one of the lakes we saw today!   It is either White Lake or Round Lake. There seemed to be confusing signs in the area. 

Then we ate at Walts Diner.... Well known diner in the area. 

This is one of the displays in the famous Old Forge Hardware store.  It was so pretty but I really just loved the rhythm of repetition.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Beautiful autumn day.....more Letchworth Park pictures

It was a gorgeous day for a drive today.   I went on a hunt for more pictures of the trestle bridge in Letchworth Park.   There is talk of outting a new bridge for the trains, which could mean this one will be gone, or at least obstructed with a new one beside or near it.

This is the infamous shot from the infamous vantage point.   Almost everyone has a photo from this angle.

Further up the hill we saw one of the rare trains that cross the bridge now.   It was a long one and we never did see the end of it.   A really close look will show the conductor waving at us.

I'm always interested in lines and geographic shapes they make and find the structure of the bridge very interesting.

I was riding along with my husband on insurance claims and at one of the house se saw this guy,   I think he know "his time of the year" is near, and even closer if you are in Canada.

Rushford Lake was also pretty with lots of low lying clouds.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Beginnings of new landscape quilt - Letchworth Park

This is my picture......I want to interpret this in fabric.   First I tried to have it printed but the pixels and size wouldn't enlarge in correct proportion so it ended up very blurred, washed out and basically unuseable.

So, I decided to take the photo, enlarge to 10 x 14, mark the areas of the photo with a Sharpie Marker, flip the paper over and take the tracing from the front side so it was on white paper, divide the paper in half and scan into my computer and then reverse the scan so it was the correct orientation, divide each half into equal thirds, enlarge each third to approximately 8 x 10 and then print out the 6 8 x 10 sections to simulate the approximate size of the quilt  (when all are pasted together).   There had to have been an easier way - but in my little studio, on my computer and printer - this was the best I could do.   Now I will look for fabrics, trace once again on some sort of fusible and/or freezer paper and being my creation.   The trees, water etc. don't seem so daunting - but how I will do the trestle remains to be seen.  

To show what I've done - here are a couple of examples of what was scanned into my computer and enlarged.