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Old 10-22-2009, 11:15 AM
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Now that you mention it Jen, I agree with your mum and Dr.Debby. Like you say you have followed the mountain ridge to well.
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I was too busy admiring the light and shade of your mountains the first time to notice the clouds! The original image does have a bit more variation in the depth of the cloud bank. Minor adjustments, and then once the right side's mountains are done and the right edge of the cloud bank is defined, that "echo" will disappear.
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My only opinion is that I'm fascinated. Truly fascinated.
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Ok, good, your opinions confirm it. I had thought the echo, as you put it Esther, might disappear once the right side was done, but what I showed my mom yesterday was complete. Debby, I am going to try your suggestion, of breaking the cloud bank, giving a sky gap. I'll make changes and then do a new photo to test it out with you all! What a GREAT support group.

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The latest....

I think I have adjusted the cloud layer sufficiently. What do you think?

And here is a closer view of the far right side, with the beginnings of handwork and machine quilting.



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Jen that is so cool... I love seeing the detail in the close-up compared to the whole picture. The mountain range has come together so well, and the echo feeling is definitely dealt with, IMHO.
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Wow, Jen. Yup, you fixed the cloud issue real well. Looks good.
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I am starting in on free motion machine stitching. I'm not very smooth or well practiced at the free motion, but this type of project is ok if jagged. With all the fiber texture, and that the mountain itself is not smooth , it seems to all work.



My mom does not go online, but we have a machine for her -- the Presto system -- which lets us email, and it prints it out. I sent her an update on the clouds and she immediately called me. Fun! Like you, she agrees that the confusion between mountain and cloud has been settled.

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Love it, Jen! The changes really work!
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I'm still saying, wow and I am amazed. It really is shaping up beautifully.
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Jen, sorry but didn't get a chance to see this thread until this morning. I am amazed at how all the mixed fibres have come together. Love the close up pictures so that I can see the progress. This is going to be a beautiful work of art.
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Ohh Jen "WOW" It's a jaw dropper You are so talented girl you are on the right path with this work Looking forward to see more.
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The latest. Still not done. In fact, things I did today I need to change. But for what it is worth, here it is at this stage.



I used fabric made into chenille like strips to do the trees, and am pleased with that. More embellishment -- french knots, cross stitch.



I added photos printed on fabric today. But while I like the idea, I think I need to approach it differently. The photos are of each of us in the family



The Ski Bum most of you are familiar with, but then there is Jean-Marc in the orange jacket, Gabrielle in blue, and me in 1958, at the place where we ski now, and then a copy of my ski pass.

For printing on fabric, I need to increase the contrast, saturation even more. Up close they look ok, but back a few feet, hmmmm. And they need to integrate in more. Which could be approached a number of ways. One might be to fringe the edges, rather than turning them like I did. And another may be to do more in my photo program to create backgrounds that ease into the wool colors. The photo of André and Jean-Marc need more definition. The one of Gabri and me when little are ok, but especially the one of Gabrielle needs more linkage with the background. And the ski pass is hardly recognizable -- too small.

So I am thinking about it.... But thought I would show where I am at this point.

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Here, this is me on skis, but I thought the old photo and the ski pass were a lot more interesting!

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Jen you did it It is beautiful. I agree with you regarding the edges on the photographs. I have hardly ever used the photo print on fabric so I am afraid I can not help you in any way there. But like you say they could do with a softer outlines. They are nicely distributed. Looking forward to see it done
Edit, I also ment to say how nice the trees are and the embelishment. It truly is like painting with fibre.
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This is such a neat project. I like the trees you added but the pictures, like you, said need something.
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