Sunday, March 22, 2009

Impressionist Pokey

I am having too much fun with one of the new computer programs that came with my Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet (a belated Christmas present to help me do the illustrations for quilting instructions). Anyway, Corel Painter Essentials is included in the package and you can use it to turn your photos into paintings. Here's an Impressionist take on Pokey. (I had to degrade the pic to turn it into a useable Blogger image - the original looks better than this)

I am having a blast. Think I've figured out how to make some nice artwork for the walls. And maybe once the novelty wears off I'll actually settle in and use the tablet...

20 comments:

Susan said...

I see quilt potential in that photo! This could be your next freestyle project!

Cheryl said...

That is soooooo cool. You are going to have lots of fun with that program.

sewprimitive karen said...

That is gorgeous. You could print that out on canvasette paper and frame it.

MelissaS said...

So cool! You should think about printing some fabric with one of these photos....www.spoonflower.com.

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

And why not, Miss Pokey always makes such a beautiful impression on all of us when she graces the pages of your blog!

You know what you have to do now, don't you? Make impressions of her or her paw print art and turn them into quilts and donate them to a local no-kill animal shelter along with wonky lettering and some impressionistic fabric art of course. In all of your 'spare' time, of course ;)

Sara said...

That picture is really cool. I would definately have to print it out and frame it! I really like it!

Kristin L said...

Renoir would be proud. :-)

YankeeQuilter said...

I love how it picked up the blue in her eyes! These would make great postcards!

mamaspark said...

This is really neat. Is your program for a mac or pc?

jude said...

brings out the romantic in you

Kim said...

Question Lazy Gal.....
Is there a book called "Lazy Days in Quiltville?"
I'm hoping it does exists and I can buy it!
Love all your stuff and your tutorials are the best :0).

Happy Sewing,
Kim

Sassenach said...

Ooooohhhh....makes me think of needle felting.

Sharon said...

Your picture of Pokey is beautiful, and worthy of a print-out. What is this tablet thing of which you speak? Sounds very fun! I'll have to check it out!

Beena said...

I have Corel Painter! Almost as addictive as quilting! Be careful!!! and impressionistic Pokey is adorable!

Clare W said...

Aaaah I have just found your Blog - it's a delight. I'll be watching you! Thanks

Christine said...

How fun is that?!

Faith said...

Wow I love those images they are great... yes these can be used in art quilts or printed onto art canvas to go on the walls, great to see you are having fun. Thankyou for visiting my blog it has been great to see you again.
faithx

*karendianne. said...

As a Pokey fan I think this does her proud! Dig it.

Anonymous said...

You must still be having too much fun cos now it's the 30th and still no new post - lazy gal Tonya where are you? lol

Tanya said...

That's a fantastic picture of Pokey! What fun! But Pokey and the Margarita are both gorgeous! Every time I visit your blog I get a blast of energy!