It started with a book called Altered Photo Artistry by Beth Wheeler with Lori Marquette, which I had purchased a while back at the quilt shop in a near by town. (I took my best childhood friend, Patty, there to show her around). So I'd been reading the book off and on the past few days...thinking I wanted to make something like what they are doing in this book with photos and top stitching (free motion sewing) you know, "my thing" of late.
So combining the photography I love, and my flowers, I decided to use them in a "next project".
Last night I noticed in the book that one could make photos into kaleidoscope images, but I needed a special software to do this. I had recently purchased Adobe Photo Elements, as recommended by theses authors, but this was an extra complement to that program I would need. So I went on line and downloaded a copy for myself to add to my repertoire of tools. And wha-la! A kaleidoscope of my very own flowers was born.
Remember my camellias in my back yard? This is one flower turned into a kaleidoscope image.
And here it is sandwiched on top of batting and backing and top sewn with matching threads.
It still needs to be bound. I had an idea to piece several squares together as a wall hanging and still might do that, but first I am going to make individual pieces. Stay tuned for the next intallment.