|A snap of my Word Document
Now that said. . . Do I really want to draw out 12 or 24 designs? Ahhhh. . . .No! And why should I when I have my trusty $300 laptop and printer at my disposal! Lots of times when I'm coming up with designs, I sketch some - I use computer images for others.
I know what you're saying, "Nina, I have no idea how to use one of those fancy pants quilt design programs or the too complicated Photoshop editor" Yeah - neither do I!!! What I do know how to use is my WORD program (sorta - LOL!).
So here are the steps:
- Pick your image. Edit (if you like in your fav photo editor - I didn't though)
- Open Word.
- Drag it onto a new page (or you can use the Insert Image function)
- Now you can make the image as big or as small as you want (pulling at the corners or sides)
- Copy/Paste copies of the images as you want - changing the scale of the picture
- Change the printer properties to "Economical" and Grey scale
- Print off several copies of your file
- Save if you want to for future designs.
This week, I decided to play around with graphs. Graphs do bring to mind traditional quilts, but they are really excellent way to organize an art quilt too.
First I use an irregular graph - with different scaled girls. Notice how cut away the background but kept all the girls. (I only used 3 last week but thought I liked all 5 this)
Next I wanted to play a bit more with a diagonal graph - fracturing it with the 5 girls.
Then I wanted to play with a changing scale graph (for your math people like a logarithmic graph scale)
Finally - I tried a totally irregular graph with angles just basically random and place the girls by eye!
Okay - so for you that are keeping track - that's 8! These are getting hung on the side of my design board to "cook" for a bit.. . . 'Cause you know how it is - the one you like today might not be the one that you like next week. I didn't put in more ribbons since I'm not quite sure I want to go that route - just sorta playing with composition right now.
So do you think you could do this? Easy-Peasy huh?!