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I’m printing up stuff for an exhibit about NYQuilts! and started fussing with the Epson utility because I didn’t like how the first print looked. Lo and behold — out of ink. Don’t you hate it when the solution is just as easy as that? Geesh. Why do I keep myself around?
OK, it’s to give you information like this:
VARIANTï¿½FORMS: also Ocï¿½cam’s razor
NOUN: A rule in science and philosophy stating that entities should not be multiplied needlessly. This rule is interpreted to mean that the simplest of two or more competing theories is preferable and that an explanation for unknown phenomena should first be attempted in terms of what is already known. Also called law of parsimony.
Naomi asked in comments:
In the small section, I saw illusory ‘circles’ of pink that don’t seem to be visible in the larger area–is this an aspect of the design or just something I’m imagining?
When I look at the photos I see some large squares on point. They seem to be 3 or 5 squares on a side and are formed by the on-point “square in a square” of the small blocks. Most of those edges seem to be formed more with the contrast of a light center area of the blocks against the dark outermost triangles. Areas that don’t pop out this way are more muddy contrast wise.
Interestingly, (perhaps!) the stars that I saw in my drawn and early mock-up versions don’t seem to pop out at all.
I’m not purposefully placing color except to keep a lot of a single print from ending up in one place.
Before I started I made three piles of each color block – designated light, medium, dark. Light v dark was pretty easy, medium was not so clear. Both colors had similar amounts in each of the three piles, which I thought was interesting. There are fewer fabrics involved in the greens than in the pinks.
My main thought in placing them really is to make some areas that are appear to be lighted areas and some areas that seem shadowy with of course areas that are neither. Right now I am alternating blocks based on whether they have red or green outer triangles. I figured start out this way and then re-arrange if I didn’t like it. The finished configuration is supposed to be 14 X 20-22 blocks.
Want more pink?
Well, I aim to please, so here you go.
210 pieces stuck on my wall….
Last night I started putting up those little pink and green squares. So here for your viewing pleasure are 72 out of 320 squares:
Click photo for detail image.
Whooo hoooo! I just finished true-ing up the last of the pink (and green) squares. Now I have to push back my sewing machine table so I can arrange them.
Interesting day otherwise, I guess. I woke up this morning and had only one thought other than getting to work – LIPSTICK. Who the heck knows where these things come from. Now you have to understand that this thought came really last night when I bought a new lipstick, one of the long-lasting variety in a rather dark red. Needless to say, it was still there when I got up this morning. (Max Factor Lipfinity is indeed long-lasting)
More importantly you have to know that your faithful writer is not into makeup as a rule. I guess sometimes you just have to do what you have to do and last night it was new lipstick.
It was worth it just to walk into work and have everyone say – oh my – you have lipstick on. One person noted that it was “sassy” so I’m calling the whole thing a success. Don’t get too used to it folks because I just don’t have it in me to do it every day. Does this uncharacteristic behavior mean it’s spring?
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