As you all know Sandy's family is going through really tough times with medical stuff right now... as several in our group have recently as well. I was thinking that it would be fun for us to all make art PC's and send them to her, letting her know we're thinking of her. As for a theme... hmmmm... how about "That's what friends are for!"
Let me know what you think and if you want to be part of it. I don't think I'll post on LOAQ, but we'll do it this sneaky way. Feel free to invite others that I may have forgotten or don't have on my friends list.
How about we aim to be done with them by August 15. Then we can mail them individually and she'll get a lot of great surprises!
OOH..just saw your portrait quilts...love them. I have the Tammy Bowser program and haven't had a chance to make any of those yet. I see you have Photoshop Elements too. I have older version, 5. Love it and finally learning to use it. Understand you can use it to help design these type portraits too. You are so talented.
I have 2 of her books myself. My first 2 quilts were painted wholecloth quilts. I wanted to applique but not sure how...so I painted things on. They are still around too. I still add some painting..now with fabric inks,pencils, and paints ..to many of my quilts. I really like how the Inktense pencils hold up on fabric too. Most of mine are wall quilts so not a lot of washing needed. Even the first quilts done with reg acrylic paints and fabric medium 10 years ago are still fine...they are ocassionally used as lap quilts and only cleaned once in a great while...washed in cold water, delicate cycle. I also now really like using oil sticks for rubbings and such. SO much to try our there. Have fun...
The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!