Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Digital and design

 My camera is kaput......actually it is the SD card that went bad.  It is of an age that is not replaceable.  Read that as no longer made.  I knew the time was coming but lived in denial that I couldn't nudge it along a while longer.  Just like this Windows 10 junk.....which I hate with its automatic updates and changes. I never know what I will find when I hit the computer each morning.  So these will be my last pictures until I make the trek to the store for a new one.  

  Bow tie blocks on the design wall.

  This was the arrangement from yesterday.
Most of the light values are clustered in the upper corner and darks at the bottom left.
I have a basic directional layout with a few circle sections thrown in.

Then I shifted the lights more to the center.  The medium value blocks were moved up and around to fill in the gaps.

I can see the differences but can't make up my mind.  I went back to look at the original layout.

  Then I tried a collage photo of all three to see it that helped me. Unfortunately, I can not alter the spacing enough to get equal sizes.   I am more confused now, I think.
I don't really have a clear vision in my head, so that tells me to give it a rest.   Then I will come back and probably take it all off the wall and start again.

  I can always work on a few circles.....the one consistent thing on my agenda.  They don't break, get outdated, have feet that move them about.  They don't have keys that stick or a space bar that locks up.  No, the circles patiently sit and wait for me to add them to my box of finished ones.  They don't cause me to fume, rather they tell my story in a way.   I like the calming influence of the circles.
Happy stitching!


Quilting Babcia said...

Sorry to hear about your camera, though it sounds like you were able to retrieve all your photos. I'm steadfastly refusing to upgrade(?) to Windows 10, have yet to hear any good comments about it. We're still running Windows 7 and as long as it keeps working will stay with that. I especially like that first photo of your bow ties, you'll find an arrangement that you're happy with before long.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I need to get a new camera too - mine has never been good since day one and just not happy with it. If you aren't happy with layout yet, yes - let it sit for a while. I find solace in those circles, too.

Janet O. said...

Technology can be maddening, can't it?
I have no opinion on your layouts. One minute I prefer one and the next minute, the other. Big help, huh? : )
Your circle blocks are much more well-behaved than a computer ever will be!

Dana Gaffney said...

Walk away is always good advice, I think we all get caught up in that cycle of over thinking. I of course have my preference but want to see what you come up with :). Have you tried Ebay for the camera card? Windows 10 isn't happening here until it's forced on me, I've been trying to figure out how to stop the harassment from the pop ups they keep sending me.

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