Monday, July 21, 2008

Kaleidoscope Mania!!

I have been taking an online class on Studio Journals with Sharon Boggon. The class is through Joggles. It's a great class so far, even though I was on vacation for the first few weeks and I have fallen behind in some of the exercises. But Sharon realizes that students have to work at their own pace and she knows that life sometimes gets in the way (understatement of the year)!

Last week's exercises were about working with patterns and Sharon introduced us to a wonderful and additive website: http://www.krazydad.com/kaleido. You can use it to make kaleidoscope images from pictures of your own or others on the web. It is fascinating and I am getting lots of design ideas from this. I can't wait to try some out!

Here are some of the images (along with the original pictures I took) that I have created so far.

Original image. This is a picture of a palm I took while on vacation on Galveston Island, Texas a week or so ago.P7090120.JPG

Kaleidoscopic images.palm1.jpg
palm2.jpg
palm5.jpg

Original image. This is a bromeliad that we saw in the Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens on Galveston Island. P7100149.JPG

Kaleidoscopic images.bromeliad1.jpg
bromeliad2.jpg

Original image. Cactus seen at the Indianapolis Zoo in the desert (reptile) exhibit. I think these kaleidoscope images are amazing.P9290113.JPG

Kaleidoscopic images.cactus1.jpg
cactus3.jpg

Okay, now the following images just blew me away. The originals are detail shots of some of my art quilts. The kaleidoscopes from these are fantastic!

Original image. Detail of Deco Dot Polka.P5210024.JPG

Kaleidoscopic images.decodot1.jpg
decodot2.jpg
decodot3.jpg

Original image. Detail of Beginnings.P5210034.JPG

Kaleidoscopic images.beginnings1.jpg
beginnings5.jpg
beginnings9.jpg

Original image. Detail of Deco Study #2.P5210045.JPG

Kaleidoscopic images.smalldeco1.jpg
smalldeco2.jpg


There are many more but I'll save them for another time. I gotta go do some art now!!!

3 comments:

Magpie Sue said...

I've played with this tool a lot too (I'm also in Sharon's class). It makes me want to make some more fiber art just so I can then make kaleidoscopes out of it! I especially like your very last one and the bromeliad series :- )

Trillian said...

wow these pictures are great!

Cindy H said...

Thanks for the comments, Magpie Sue and Trillian. I love these pictures but I haven't done anything fiber related with them. Maybe someday. It's really amazing what kind of images you can get from pictures. Makes you see things in a totally different light!