Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Picture Play

As many of you know I have been playing around with photographing my home town and then altering the photos in Photoshop....finally adding colored pencil, pen and ink, paint, etc.

Last night I had to park behind Ronnie's car because we had company. This morning at 4:30 a.m., he woke me up to move my car because he couldn't find his key to said car. After having to be awake enough to drive, I decided to just stay up and get some work done. Decision of the with the photographs.

Not sure where all this is leading but I am in love
with the results and the process. Took some more pictures yesterday but haven't uploaded them yet. We shall see what tomorrow brings. I should get a good night's sleep since waking up that early just isn't my cup o' tea.

No, I haven't fogotten the quilts. Still basting on Last Leaf and have three in the wings for surface design. Looking forward to getting started with the fun part. Getting my hands all messy.

Thank you so much for your comments on my lamentations from yesterday. I so value all of you and your support. Will we ever be able to repay Diane for bringing us all together?

Posting this at 4:30 my time, I am actually getting sleepy. Sheesh, just what I need to go to sleep this early and start a cycle of awakening in the middle of the night. Must think of something to do....clean know me better than that. I know turn on loud rock 'n roll.....probably sacre the hair right off Busby.
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Sioux said...

I really like these. Wonderful.

PaMdora said...

Hey Gabrielle, these are amzing images. Beautiful. I hope you will take some time off and get some rest. it's always good to do something different if what you're doing right now isn't working. Probably you'll come back full circle to art that you love so much. Go get your glass full and be well!