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Some of the process…

Definitely interested in seeing more! Very cool process!

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I promised a peek at the computer end of things.  The first image is a shot of my designing screen.  I use an older version of VectorWorks (a CAD program) on an old Mac laptop (my first!) running an ancient operating system OS9.  But it works just fine for my needs.

This is the cloister garden scene near the bottom of Illuminata. (I think in the distant past I posted a pencil sketch; this version is pretty much the same as the original drawing).

The colored stuff on the right are the color symbols I’m using in the piece.  Each symbol was created individually and then placed into a library which was built over a period of years.  It seemed like each new design required new symbols, so by now, the collection is pretty extensive.  Each symbol must be placed individually on the grid.

The heavier lines are backstitch lines…

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Making hay while the sun shines

So excited to hear it is still progressing! Will wait as long as it takes to buy this one!

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It’s a saying farmers use… because as sure as there’s freshly mown hay laying in the field, chances are that rain will come soon.  So you’d best take advantage of the sunny weather while you can, and get it brought in before the rain.

The same saying is appropriate for me presently: I’ve got roughly a month before I head back to work at my seasonal job, so I’m trying to make the most of it.

It’s been bugging me that Illuminata has been languishing for so long, so I’m working on it again.  Here are a couple shots of my studio set-up:

Because the project is so large and there’s so much floss; I’m glad I have a spot to spread everything out so I can grab whatever I need.  Yes, the chair swivels and has coasters. 😉 You can see from the photo that I haven’t really progressed…

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