Life sometimes just gets in the way with this and that. I've been busy but I can't really say that anything tangible has come from my efforts. Today, however, I was able to work on a new design idea. After I completed "Coffee, Black with Sugar Please" I was really happy and intrigued with shaded whites. So I thought, I would try setting up a still life with eggs. Today I tried arranging eggs in a bowl and viewing it from above and close in.
After adjusting lighting and arranging the eggs and taking many photos I decided upon this photo.
I then imported the photo into photoshop. I love this software. By use of it I can boost color, saturation, contrast etc. I also love the posterization feature which helps to exaggerate the values. This is very useful when I am doing the actual hooking of the piece.
This is the photo after I have manipulated it and is what I will work from.
Now, on to sketching the design, transferring it to the linen backing and actually get it hooked.