Monday, July 28, 2008

"In progress " photos

Thought I would show you some pictures of the rug I'm working on. Hooking circles is very slow work for me for some reason.

And the deer took forever. I think I got it right though.
I like to take black and white photos of my rugs to check the value of the colors. Notice how the black jumps out at you? It is way too stark. I am going to pull it out and use a much more antique black. Also the real light color jumps out, but there will be more of it and I hope it balances it out.

Also I remembered today that I had purchased a computer program that would take a photograph and turn it into a paint by numbers print out. It even suggested the colors of acrylic paint to use. It would be so perfect for rug hooking. It definitely shows the different values and highlights. Well it won't install on Windows Vista!! I emailed the company where I bought it and they said "yeah, we're sorry it won't work on Vista". I had bought it a couple of years ago, you see and never installed it on my old computer. Do any of you know of another similar program? I would love to do a portrait rug and that would be sooo helpful. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

Hope you had a good Monday.

let the beauty we love be what we do.



goodshepherd53 said...

Dear Sheri- Congratulations on the fair ribbons! Very nice. I also really like this new rug you are working on. Cat's Paws always appeal to me and this is a very pleasing design. Gene

Jacque said...

Hey Sheri got a lot done in a week! I'd still be trying to decide which colors to use...haha. Great design, great work! Keep it up!

katie said...

I would like to know more about the computer program to creat a paint by number picture. What a great tool for rug hooking of which I am one.
Just found your blog today and really enjoy it.

Katie Paxton Warsaw, Missouri