This was a week of photo portraits. Mostly because I was focused on finishing a project and spent the majority of the week sitting on the couch knitting a shawl that, while it appeared to be the project closest to completion, actually refuses to be finished.
So, last Sunday’s portrait, number 365:072, combines the shawl (as I finished it and realized that in order to utilize the full range of the yarn’s color changes, I needed to start over and add more in the center section) and a photo of me hanging myself with it.
I am very curious about drawing and painting technology on phones and tablets. I tried out the Brushes App on my phone, using my finger (I totally need to get a stylus with my next Amazon order) for Portrait 365:073. The simple style is inspired by a bookmark the kids left on my desk.
365:077. I made duplicate layers and played with transparency, colors, and filters (like the cutout one), trying to change up the previous day’s portrait, and ended up with something pretty darn similar to the previous photo.
Saturday was spent as an Appraiser for our regional Destination Imagination competition, a fun and creative extra-curricular activity for the kids. The group I worked with had a film making theme, so all the officials dressed up. I wore a sparkly gold wig which I made even more sparkly with the Glowing Edges filter for 365:078.
My view on Sunday (yesterday). I got to the last color change, but this time, ran out of yarn just before the end of the bind-off, and ultimately ripped back the day’s work. 365:079 is desaturated, as is my enthusiasm for this (knitting) project.