Thursday, July 2, 2009

June Maquette...

As I mentioned a few days ago, I have been playing a bit with a few photos that I took at our lake cabin last weekend, putting them together in a design for a 'June' tapestry. This is what it looks like so far. You can see where the different images overlap, and those, of course, would be blended in the actual tapestry.

June is really the month when we want most to be on the lake fishing. The lake is often still frozen through May, and by the 4th of July, it has gotten hot, the lake has turned over so there is a lot of moss at the top, and the fish just don't bite, but the mosquitos sure do! We still enjoy the cabin and the lake a lot during the summer and fall; it just isn't as much about fishing as it is in June.

The maquette may change a LOT before I actually decide to weave it. So far, there are 6 photos patched together: the sky is one, the mountains another (and it may need to be altered or changed), the lake is actually 3 photos, and the fish are from a photo of a sketch. Isn't Photoshop magic? I used to have to draw out and paint all these things to create a maquette! As with the other 'calendar tapestries,' this one will be 18x18."


J. Austin - said...

I really like the way the ripples in the water don't match up from one photo to the next. It's very intriguing. Maybe you don't want to clean up all those intersections completely?

K Spoering said...

Actually Ive been thinking the same thing, which is why I left them initially. I would need to lower the 'seam' of the lower part a bit, to make sure it wasn't too close to a half-way division, but not much change would be needed.