Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Turkey Vulture Pair

The assignment is to create two drawings. Use the same exact lines for each, but make them different by using different colors and different Illustrator effects.
All of my Illustrator projects so far seem to fit into similar color schemes. So for this assignment, the first drawing was made using my usual comfortable colors. He looks happy and content. For the second drawing, For the second drawing, I used a more neutral color scheme with bolder lines. I did my best to make this vulture the evil twin of the first. Although, I don’t think he looks evil; he just looks like he’s waiting for spring to come round again.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A few photos from the Exhibit

Our exhibit is in glass display cases distributed throughout the fifth floor of the library. There are maybe three dozen quilts displayed. The exhibit looks great. It was worth the effort we all put into it. Here are a few photos from the show. I'm afraid my snapshots don't give it the proper justice it deserves. The exhibit looks much better in person. Fill in the missed names in the comment section if you can.

Sonja Jeter and Dolores Miller next to the exhibit sign featuring digital images of some of the quilts.
Top left: Quilt by Madlyn Jones
Bottom row: quilts by Julie Stiller, Nancy Riffle, Diane Carver, & Linda Cline
Terri Thayer next to her quilt
Clockwise from top left: Quilts by Diane Carver, Virginia Schnalle, Debbie Wambaugh
Amy Witherow with her quilt
Left to right: purse by Jaye Lapachet, nest by Bronwen McInerney
I will go back on April 17th for the reception and to see the panel discussion. All of the promotional material says that the panel will talk about how the quilts were made, but from the discussions on Saturday, it sounds like they will be talking more about why the quilts were made, and what they were thinking when they were creating quilts to go with the theme of the show. The talk will be accompanied by a slide show.

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Primal Green" Art Quilt Exhibit

This week's assignment was to create an event flyer. I decided I might as well advertise my own event. I had fun manipulating a photo of my quilt for the background of the flyer. This is the show that my CQFA group has been working hard to get together the last few months. We will be meeting there as a group tomorrow, then going out to lunch.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Dandelion Wine Illustration

Choosing a quote from a book to illustrate was harder than I thought it would be. Many of the quotes I found were very descriptive, but also very abstract, and I co uldn’t get a good mental image. Others were so detailed in the imagery, I didn’t know if I could create an image that would live up to the words. Maybe I was making the task more complicated than it needed to be.

I finally chose a quote from "Dandelion Wine" by Ray Bradbury:
“Dandelion wine.
“The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered.”
This was one of the required reading books when I was in high school. I remember liking it then, but didn’t remember much about it, so started reading it again last summer. Then I got distracted, and never finished it. I think I will pick it up again and read it through, and maybe read the sequel “Farewell Summer” which was published a few years ago.