Saturday, 29 September 2012

29 September 2012 - Onion Skin

Reminded me of the Boom Crash Opera song "Onion Skin"
which I dug up on YouTube
I prefer their song "Dancing in the Storm"

Friday, 28 September 2012

28 September 2012 - Photoshoped Sunsets

Liquify Mesh
Dry Brush

Accent Edges



Tuesday, 25 September 2012

26 September 2012 - Painter (new blog wallpaper)

25 September 2012 - Tapestry Crochet Ball (finished)

Made with 3 ply Milford Soft Crochet Cotton and 3mm crochet hook.
My sister knit the chevron striped blanket in the background.

Tapestry Crochet resources including helpful how-to videos
are on Carol Ventura's wetsite

Monday, 24 September 2012

24 Sept 2012 - Rescue Remedy

It may be the computer that needs the rescue,
it's had to rebook itself and update it's virus scan

Monday, 17 September 2012

17 Sept 2012 - Beans & Lentils

The camera reacted to this sun design by turning on
its face-recognition software!
I got home a bit early from work and snapped these late afternoon
rain-clouds brewing up, they might bring us some overnight showers.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Sunday, 9 September 2012

9 September 2012 - Shadow on Sheet

Fabulous sunny breezy Sunday,
getting the sheets dry - hooray!
The sun shape is cut out from a cardboard box.

8 September - Sour Sops

Officially a weed in the backyard
but they're still pretty flowers.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

5 September 2012 - Hairpin Crochet Circle

My second attempt at hairpin lace crochet, still very wobbly.
You can find lots of helpful information on how to do this
on the Stitch Diva website

Sunday, 2 September 2012

2 Sept 2012 - Gum Leaves

Windy weather last week blew some leaves into our yard
from gum trees in the nearby park.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

1 September 2012 - Carlyn Beccia's Painter Pattern Tutorial

Small simple pattern used as a repeat element
It was made in a one centimeter square,
but in Painter the patterns elements are scalable 
so you don't have to start small, you can also adjust
how the pattern tiles horizontally and vertically


Using Define Pattern to create a seamless wrap-around repeating pattern.
As you draw out over the left edge the pen-stroke appears coming in on the right,
as you draw upwards over the top edge the pen-stroke appears coming in from the bottom,
it's a bit wierd but you get used to it.
You add it as a fill which is meant to be seamless but mine has a bit of a white line
Then using Layer Effects to alter hue and saturation
Finally, using my own patterns with Painter's Pattern Pen

I created these today with the help of Carlyn Beccia's fabulous tutorial
which was available via a link from her helpful blog
which was mentioned in her great book
"Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner"
which I have on loan from the library.
Today was the first day of Spring
(here in the Southern Hemisphere)
and a beautiful mild sunny day outdoors
but I mostly missed it - how did that happen?
I'll go outside tomorrow I promise!
I love making patterns! I've created a new blog for patterns