Monday, April 23, 2012

My van Gogh cards are driving me insane...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Remove Google Chrome!

It worked!  I removed Google Chrome and now I can post.
I guess they'll have to make some updates before I get to look at that fabulous site again.
Which is 30,000 pieces of art from museums all over the world, photographed with such clarity that you can zoom in and see the cracks in the paint!
It's beautiful.
In the mean time, I'm still working on postcards.
This is one of my cards in the No Theme catagory.  It's "Stamps go round the world".  I've always loved stamps and I can envision that they will soon be extinct.  I mailed them last Saturday.

And I continue to work on my van Gogh theme using Les Alyscamps for my inspiration.

I don't know if the rest of the conversation was any good, but at Target I heard one sentence of it between 2 young guys:
"You couldn't do anything to me, ever, that would get me to use the wrong deodorant".

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Let's see if I can post now!

I've had a problem being able to sign on to my blog to post. I just get a white screen.
I just went searching online to see if others had this problem and what was done to fix it.
The initial answers were to find out if you're using ie, firefox, etc.  And they recommended to download the new Google Chrome.
But now it came to me, because I recently downloaded Chrome so I could see this awesome site:
And I've had the problems since then.
So I opened firefox and I couldn't directly get to this point, but I eventually got here.
So this is a test.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I have been working on my postcards every evening.

For the Postmark'dArt trade for Van Gogh, I feel most intrigued by his style of paint stroke; impasto.
I wanted to interpret this with embroidery floss, 36 or 72 strands together to help create the feeling of impasto.
 It's really more of a study, since I haven't gotten down to one type yet.
He painted lots of fields, but the one above isn't mailable.
 I really wanted to do something with starry night, but it's not working for me.  Partially because there isn't enough shades/colors in embroidery floss, and partially because I only wanted to do a section but this just looks like a mastectomy.  When I was starting this one I had been looking at the piece at and was amazed to see that he didn't paint the entire canvas, he left spots of the canvas unpainted when it contributed to the overall look.  At first I was trying to replicate that, but the more I futzed with it, the worse it looked.
 I also love Les Alyscamps.  The trees full of fall color appear to be on fire in his painting.  So I was inspired to do the one above.  But when I was done I did the one below.  Unfortunately all I see in the one below is a big blue tornado.  Or a river falling over a dam.  The blue takes over the yellow, believe it or not.  Plus I shouldn't have used the stitch going vertical.
I put stiffener on the backs of all of these, so they'd hold up in the mail.
I'll just keep working on them, but in the end I'll probably just make more of the yellow one, with one row of trees.  But can I ever just do the simple thing?  I wish!  There's lessons learned in each one.