Monday, December 31, 2012

I Like Ike

I really like this pattern but I am nervous about the use of two of the photos. Especially the one of Einstein with the clown nose. I even did a Google image search to try to locate the source.

 I'll be applying this "turn-around" scheme to everything I've done to date no doubt. This one is one of my favorites. I started the original collage in 2008. Perhaps I will finish it next year.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Starburst Swipe

I did not mean to swipe this--I tried to resist--but the urge to see what would happen was too strong! You really can't tell from the final mutation, above. But an earlier version, below, reveals my source.

I was actually thinking of that fabulous Christmas story by Gerald Potterton, The Star (And George). Inspired by the outstanding graphics at Geometry Daily and more on the tumblr.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Flatland Cold, Flatland Hot

I scanned some of my little leftover "flatland" squares which I try to store out of reach of Mica because he loves to chew little holes in things I am trying to save. Lots more Flatland on the tumblr.

Italian Lessons

Yesterday I finished a collage that had been kicking around for some time. I decided to scan the background, an old book page on watercolor paper on which I had drawn a grid. Then I scanned the individual elements and played around in photoshop. You can see the entire development on the tumblr.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

3 More Swatch Variations

I'm really having fun with these--can you tell?

Image - Adjustments - Invert

Last night I was playing around in Photoshop creating patterns from some Spoonflower fabric swatch photos. I suddenly discovered how easy it is to create something like the above by inverting a selection of the design. See more of the Swatch Series on the tumblr.