I've been keeping my distance from blogging. Here's why. I have a new laptop and I'm finding it extremely difficult to trust. The screen is so high res & the brightest one in the shop, but here back at home, it's greyish pinkish even at it's brightest setting. I have it hooked up to a larger monitor to edit images and see them properly, but what a pain. (Stupid dumb laptop, why did ya have to die on me!?) The more I read, the more I find that this is in fact what photographers have to do. I'm still shaking my head at it all, as my last 2 laptops were brilliantly bright and perfectly set for colours. Why can't I still have it like that? I thought technology would improve, but I guess it's these thinner screens?
So - I feel like blogging is now one huge chore. Ah well. Maybe I'm just getting set in my ways. lol On my laptop, the light yarns on the left of the above photo look like a dark mustard... maybe a hin of orange in them. On my big old monitor the same yarns look like a bright chartreuse, almost flourescent lime yellow. what does yoru monitor show? And if anyone knows of a good online test screen for setting colours, please share the link. I can't be the only one needing this.
You know... the old VCR still works of course. Of course.
Off my rant. Back to my embroidery. (Thanks for listening.)
I started this large piece last July at the NB Handcraft Festival. I worked at it some more in August where my son and I were doing public demonstrations. It's been a slow go of it. It's inspired by a ditch of alfalfa. I was stuck because of not having the right colours. Since then I've got a few wonderful bundles of yarn skeins and so I thought I should get back at it.
I think it's quite beautiful now. The colours make me so happy. I love the background very much. I used those fantastic yarns from Prairie Lily Knitting - those greens & blues that I put in Where Sunlight Falls. The foreground and flowers need more stitching, but at lat least now I am past the ugly phase and seeing the potential in this.
I'm so happy with it, in fact, that I will show you the backside. : ) It's huge by the way, 14" x 8" or so without matting.
Have a great week everyone!
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