Nellie"s Needles

Sunday, January 03, 2010

"Interpret This" - A New Venture

You may have noticed this icon that recently appeared in my sidebar.
It is a live link to take you to the weblog, Interpret This! which features a group I've joined with the intent of keeping me on my "creative toes". We are eleven quilters who have committed to a challenge of each interpreting a given photo within a month's period throughout this next year. Clicking on that icon will take you there to see what's going on. Right now introductions of each member are posted.

Each of us will have a chance to choose the featured photo to be interpreted beginning in February. That photo will be posted at the beginning of the month with a teaser reveal from each of us mid-month. The big reveal of completed challenges will be over a period of a few days at the end of the month. You are invited to be involved with your comments and responses, too! Go to the Interpret This! Blog to become a follower so you can keep up with the posts.

Right now introductions of each member are posted. Each of us is working on a self-portrait that will be revealed at the end of January ... with teasers posted mid-month. Each of us have the option of posting about our techniques and decisions on our own blogs after our pieces are revealed.

Today I've played with a few photos of my face on Photoshop Elements. Then did some tracing and sketching. I was pleased that my husband recognized the result as me when I asked him who he saw in those few drawn lines of eyes and lips in a face shape. I have a number of those altered photos printed out and pinned to my design board. Now I'm staring myself down trying to decide on how to depict "me" through my choices of material and technique. You'll get a clue about those decisions if you go to Interpret This a bit later this month.


Doreen G said...

What a wonderful challenge Nellie-I will follow it with interest.
I realised yesterday that your blogposts had not been showing up on my blogroll even though you were still listed.
I deleted it and then reinstated it so now I have a lot to catch up on.
Oh and a Happy New Year.

Heather said...

This new challenge will keep you occupied Nellie, but I'm sure you are well up to it. I'll watch your blog and the website with interest.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Kay said...

I've been doing photoshop work too, but I'm not sure what I'll do with it.


Hi Nelli, wish you a wonderful 2010,

FredaB said...

Make yourself beatiful Nellie. Life is short. Just kidding but I am very eager to watch what you talented gals come up with. This will be fun to watch.



Debra said...

I haven't done much in Photoshop but I bet it is addictive! I have plenty of those kinds of software to last a long time!