Saturday, October 18, 2014

Judy Ahlborn - 25 of 25

For my 25th and final post, I have one more piece that I did for Heather's 12 month design class.  For this assignment we were working with photo abstraction.  We had to take a photo and trace only the main lines, omitting the details.  We then added color to the original abstracted drawing.  We could use the same or similar colors as the original photo, or any colors of our choice.  I created my abstraction in Photoshop Elements, printed the entire image to fabric, and free motion stitched the entire piece.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Judy Ahlborn - 24 of 25

This is a piece I did for Heather's 12 month design class.  Our assignment was to make a piece inspired by an artist we wanted to study.  I chose Alphonse Mucha, a Czech Art Nuveau artist who produced many paintings, illustrations, and advertisements.  He often did women with long flowing hair and gowns surrounded by decorative lines and flowers.  I designed this piece of my daughter in Photoshop Elements giving her the hair from one of his paintings.  The design inside the circle came from a kaleidoscope I designed, and the flowers and lines around the circle came from a Dover art book.  The entire piece was printed to one 8.5" x 11" fabric sheet and stitched.  This piece was selected to be in the SAQA Small Visions Big Voice exhibit at Tactile Arts Center in Denver.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Judy Ahlborn - 23 of 25

Continuing on with the Paris theme, I made one more piece from my sister's fabric scraps.  This one and the last one could be hung together as a set.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Judy Ahlborn - 22 of 25

I had enough scraps of the Paris fabric my sister gave me that I decided to create another set of pictures.  This time I used different flowers and a different arrangement for the applique.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Judy Ahlborn - 21 of 25

Here is the second of these Paris pieces that I made from my sister's quilt fabric scraps.  I gave both of these pieces to her for her birthday.  I guess I gave her some of her scraps back.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Judy Ahlborn - 20 of 25

My sister went to Paris last year and bought some fabric to use in a quilt.  She gave me some scraps she had left over from the fabric which I used for the background of this piece.  The Eiffel Tower is part of the background fabric.  I stitched over that with black thread and did a swirl stitch around it.  I added the swirly strips and appliqued the flowers that I cut from another fabric.  The large 'S' swirl on the left was cut out of a textured wallpaper border that I painted.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Judy Ahlborn - 19 of 25

I liked my last piece so well, and it reminded me of the colors of springtime, I decided to make another one representing autumn.  I changed the image in Photoshop Elements by giving her new hair and a different dress.  I had a piece of commercial fabric with the sunflowers that I cut out and used to applique on top.  The background fabric I also already had.  It looks like it was marbled, and it was just the right colors for this piece.