Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Mmm, Yummy....Frog!

Exercises completed since my last post (which also explains the purpose for the exercises):

Line exercises x 4

These small explorations are rather fun to do. I think the trick is knowing when to stop adding lines!

Compositions with line.
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Make a twelve-step colour wheel that includes tints and shades



Fabric choices for colour wheel.
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Twelve-step colour wheel with tints and shades.
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Make gray scales in both solids and prints


Twelve-step colour wheel and two gray scales.
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Create two compositions using prescribed shapes (one with focal point) 

I'm too tired to go and take a picture of the other one right now, so this one will have to do.

Circular composition with focal point.
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Monochromatic composition with focal point

This exercise called for seven values of a single colour.


7 values of one colour.
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A little "fabric map" kept me from getting things mixed up.


Staying on track.
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I based this exercise on a photo I'd taken a few years ago.






Monochromatic composition with focal point.
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I think I like it better in this orientation. Maybe. It's hard to tell after a while!

A different orientation.
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In addition, there's a pretty client quilt on my frame waiting for a finish, and I've been diligent about hitting the gym three times a week. Yay!

I'm a bit tuckered out tonight, but it feels great to be chewing through my huge, slimy frog. 
(Ha! That sounds soooo delightful!) 

Leonie Dawson planted the frog-eating reference in my brain. She advises goal setters to do one big, difficult task first thing in the morning. That task is rather like eating a frog. Not something you look forward to but, if you must, it's best to get it over with so you can enjoy the rest of your day. 

I won't belabour the metaphor in future posts, but this Judge Certification Programme prep work is definitely my gigantic, hairy "frog". A bit intimidating, definitely challenging, but mandatory if I want to reach my goal. Mmm, Yummy....Frog!

I hope you are having a happy and productive week!

Linking up with:
Show and Tell Tuesday @ i have to say
Linky Tuesday @ Freemotion by the River
Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story
Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts 
WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation

Try, Learn, Grow!
Carole

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13 comments:

  1. Looks like you are doing your best to keep in shape.... Both physically and artistically! That rose is simply stunning, Carole. Much prettier than the image of swallowing a frog. Hahaha!

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  2. Your talents and insight are mind boggling! Love your exercises and the rose, well, it's so gorgeous I can smell its fragrance!

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  3. The rose is stunning, and I agree that I like it in the second orientation. The line exercises look interesting and fun, and the color wheel turned out great. How awesome that you have been able to exercise 3 times a week - it is a commitment that can be easy to let fall to the wayside.

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  4. You've got so much done, I'm having a not a lot of energy, lazy day today so I'm now feeling very unproductive! I love your rose, it's just gorgeous.

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  5. Congrats on completing these exercises. Your rose is simply stunning. And your color wheel and value scales are impressive. Kind of reminds me of my high school art class.

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  6. What great exercises! I love your rose. I make a cheat-sheet with fabric snips when I do applique. Sure helps keep everything straight when there are similar colors. Happy frogging! www.quiltartbymegan.com

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  7. Wow! Everything looks terrific! I've started following

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  8. Holy wow, girl! You have accomplished a LOT of frog chewing since your last post!! All of these exercises are really interesting. Your rose is absolutely stunning!!! I like the second orientation too. Keep chewing, you are making great progress!! :)

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  9. That is a lot of wonderful work! It's a bit like the art work I've had to do for my City & Guilds course. Some of it is rather a chore, but in the end I look back with pleasure on everything I've learned, even from the "frogs".

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  10. Maybe you could make Frog Stew and kinda mix things up once in awhile! Your rose is gorgeous - I like the first position best. Keep at that exercise! That's my frog!

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  11. Goodness you've been BUSY! Well done for achieving so much. Your rose is beautiful.

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  12. I had no idea what goes into a judge certification program! Your work is splendid! I always learn so much looking at how others put together a color wheel or a gradation with fabric--and I think it's neat that you can raid your mother's stash. The rose is gorgeous!

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