Saturday, 31 May 2014

Module Five – Chapter One

I have just returned from a week in Bonifacio, Corsica.  I spent a lot of the time photographing the cliffs and granite rocks on a nearby island in preparation for this module – Texture in Landscape.  How lucky to have such a magnificent natural landscape in front of me at this time.
To start with here is a reminder of the beautiful blue sea and sky!
On the recommendation of a friend, I have just downloaded the free image manipulation software GIMP and have been experimenting with the images of the cliffs below.  I know there is a lot more to learn but this is a start!  Against the image number I have written the GIMP function have used.
Image 1.1.1 original image.  Image 1.1.2 detail of original
Image 1.1.3.  Image 1.1.4 – colour curve
Image 1.1.5 retinex.  Image 1.1.6 threshold
Image 1.2.1 original image.  Image 1.2.2 – detail of original
Image 1.2.3.  Image 1.2.4 colour curve
Image 1.2.5 threshold
Image 1.3.1 original image.  Image 1.3.2 detail of original
Image 1.3.3 threshold.  Image 1.3.4 colour curve
Image 1.3.5 retinex
Image 1.4.1 original.  Image 1.4.2 colour curve
Image 1.4.3 retinex.  Image 1.4.4 threshold
Image 1.5.1 original image.  Image 1.5.2 detail of original
Image 1.5.3 colour curve.  Image 1.5.4 retinex
Image 1.5.5 threshold
Image 1.6.1 original.  Image 1.6.2 detail of original
Image 1.6.3 colour curve.  Image 1.6.4 retinex
Image 1.6.5 threshold
Image 1.7.1 original.  Image 1.7.2 detail of original
Image 1.7.3 colour curve.  Image 1.7.4 posturize.
Image 1.7.5 threshold
Image 1.8.1 original.  Image 1.8.2 detail
Image 1.8.3 colour curve.  Image 1.8.4 retinex
Image 1.8.4 threshold
I have probably uploaded too many images here but I have plenty to choose from for this module.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Module Four–completion notes

Comp 1  Comp 2  Comp 3
Comp 4  Comp 5
Making paper in my utility room.  I use the chest freezer as a table – just the right height and so convenient next to the sink, apart from the fact that you can’t open it whilst I am in action!

Chapter Twelve

Cas Holmes
12.1  055 Cas promoting her book.
075  076  080
Hand made book.  Wrapped remnants.  80 boxes of tea bags used in this project!
082  083
Used tea towels – every day at the sink.  Bluebells – changes in the environment (used to pick bluebells as a child)
087  091
Cas’ websites

Lois Walpole

Lois’ website is
Denise Lach
12.3 Video of Denise and her students demonstrating calligraphy using different tools.  Unfortunately she does not appear to have a website.   12.4    Denise’s book – Calligraphy – A Book of Contemporary Inspiration. 

Pages from my sketchbook using Denise’s images as inspiration.  I have used both of these designs in my folder project.