Thursday, December 24, 2009

Photoshop Elements 8 for the Holidays

Breanne, my PSE mentor, did this while I told her what I wanted to happen.

Then she went home, (Breanne is also a knitter. She borrowed my Cricket RH loom--- he, he, he) and then I did this. Layers has totally eluded me for years.

At the Northwest Designer Craftmen holiday party, I took pictures of the hands of craftspeople with this idea in mind.
It seems my holiday is taking an unusual turn.

Monday, December 21, 2009

On Holiday

It would seem that I am on vacation, but I will be back.

Here is a detail of a piece I call "The Results of Having Fallen into a Pit of Chenille", a 60" square throw made from the ends of chenille scarves I wove over a period of 5 years.

Here is my holiday card to you all---A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

I would love to tell you I made this with my photoshop program, but I watched my teacher manipulate layers, but this is what I will learn how to do.

I'll be back soon---Happy Holidays to all.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Virtual Holiday Party from St. Louis

A handful of class participants wore their shawls to the party. Fiber right-to-left: Carrie in wool (done on a rigid heddle loom in three pieces then stitched together); Karen using Cotton Clouds Bambu 7 kit with a Bambu 12 red weft; Marggy used yarns from a Lunatic Fringe gamp kit she had in her stash; Dale also used a Lunatic Fringe gamp kit but her fabric will be cut into for something else; and Dee used a 5/2 pearl cotton from her stash (she will also be cutting into hers to create some kind of wearable, hence the use of a thicker yarn). Lots of members were amazed at the difference in each shawl. It was great to see them all together!

Karen Kelley Schultz


Life has been hectic. I can sum it up in 3 words (actually 2 words and 1 number) PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 8. That is all I have to say right now.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

She's Up, She's Down, She's Up Again

Every time I would focus on one part of my list, I would get immediately distracted. When I started having flu symptoms again, I knew it was time to postpone Thanksgiving. Now that I am feeling myself again, I got a crown put in my front tooth today. Things went well, but I am just not wanting to post, so consider this a non-post and I will catch you up very soon.