I got engrossed in this design chapter and it was good to be able to work through it without days and weeks between efforts.
Here are my design sheets:
Stage 2- Next an A2 extension of drawing number 1- a photo - too big to scan
Sheet 3: extending drawing 1 (acrylic paint)
Stage3 Take a portion:
Sheet 4 enlarging and distorting
I had not used the paint programme that comes with microsoft office before so this was interesting to see the simple things you can do. The original photo as in sheet 1 looked amazing distorted and with colours inverted, like another planet. the sample is on sheet 5
Sheet 5 more enlarging and distortion
sheet6 -enlarge and new colours. I chose colours you might see around Wellington rather than the golden sands of Totaranui.
Stage4 long and thin portion to design an irregular vessel- perhaps for an assessment piece
Sheet 7 I thought this could be used as container for vase for seed pods and grasses. I have hangings to do and the drawing on Sheet 6 could be developed further to show fragmentation of the rocks, shells etc to suggest wearing away by sea etc.
Stage 5 Take an extremely small portion to create series of connecting designs
Definitely Ok for the designer cushions to go with the beach house I haven't got.
I enjoyed these design exercises.
Next task is paper work and thinking about wall hanging !
enjoy your stitching distant stitchers