Saturday, March 19, 2016

EGA Challenge Done

I consider all three pieces done; I'll sit on them for a few days to see if I come up with anything else:
The relative sizes of the three pieces:

First piece:
Second piece:
Third piece:
Now to get onto the MC Step 5...

Monday, March 14, 2016

EGA Challenge First Piece Really Done (maybe)

I looked at the piece again and since I moved and redid the top 2 birds, including the far background looks fine. So I may consider this the finished one instead.

For the third piece I'm debating between 2 different layouts. The driftwood is done; I haven't decided on the position of the bird(s). And again there may not be room enough for much of the bird reflection, which was my initial motivation for this whole project!

Friday, March 11, 2016

EGA Challenge Second Piece Done

This is the second piece. Initially I was going to put a sheer on top to give the impression that the anemones are under water, but it didn't work - dulls the anemones too much. So I added some bubbles and call it done.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

EGA Challenge First Piece Done

Having run out of ideas on improving the first piece, I pinged my teacher. As soon as she saw it, she knew right away what was wrong. Her suggestion was to move the center bird over to the right.
The before:

The during: (there is of course no way to "move" the bird - it entails stitching another one and then removing the first):

The after:

It looks so much better - thanks Laura!! Now I know why I signed up for Challenge with a Twist - the twist - which is teacher advice - definitely helps! The bird is now more visibly the focal point, against the darker sand, and the positions of the three birds are balanced. Yay!! I am happy now.

Friday, March 4, 2016

EGA Challenge Second Piece

I'm not totally happy with the first piece; the top bird and its reflection look fine, but the surf needs something. So I'm putting it aside and tackle the second piece instead.

The two large anemones are padded, and look very nice. I used the photo (at bottom) to stitch the tentacles.