Saturday, April 26, 2014

Digital Drawing day and Ooops. I forgot!

I have been so busy the last few posts, that I forgot a major milestone!  I have passed 500 posts!  wow.  I never thought I'd get this far, especially with all the stops and starts last year, but I have finally got here.
Wonder where I'll be when I hit 1000?  Mind you, I do have a friend who has been blogging for over ten years, so she beats me there!
If you saw my post yesterday, you know I have been playing with a new toy.  I have a brand spanking new embroidery machine and have been playing with the commercial designs that come with it.  But since today is Digital Drawing Day, hosted by Terry.  (She and Joan will post Sunday U.S. time), I thought it was the perfect opportunity to do two things at once.
Terry's prompt for this week is 'put a bird on it', so I drew a blue wren with my digital tablet.
I didn't put a background, or anything for the poor bird to stand on because I had something special in mind for my image.  And I didn't use the pastel tool for this, I used the watercolour brush because I wanted clear solid colours.
I took my image and digitised it into an embroidery design on my computer.  I thought it would be difficult, but it wasn't.  What will be difficult will be all the tweaking I need to do now that I have stitched it out, because there were problems with the stitching,  but here it is!
As you can see it is far from perfect, but I think that this will be a great tool to use in my work.  Imagine being able to stitch out my own designs into my pieces!  Any way I think it will be - when I have tweaked it a bit.

Happy Creating!