Thursday, March 31, 2011


Linda H. MacDonald, Powell, WY

Dance is not limited to the human form. You could choose “Dance of the Sea Turtles” for example. Or an abstract showing movement and rhythm.
movement: the design principle that uses some of the elements of art to produce the look of action or to cause the viewer’s eye to sweep over the art work in a certain manner.
rhythm: refers to a way of utilizing art elements to produce the look and feel of rhythmic movement with a visual tempo or beat.

This was the challenge this month for the Fast Friday Fabric Challenge. FFFC is an on-line group of art quilters who are issued a challenge the last Fri. of each month and the idea is to finish it in a week.

I chose to take a photograph of one of my quilts. I enter the photo in PSE and played with the filters. Since I was looking for movement I went to the distort filter and played until I had the design I wanted.

I wanted a piece larger than 8 1/2 x 11 so I printed it on two pieces of fabric and sewed them together. The quilting lines were there in the design and all I had to do was follow the lines. I had fun with this one.


  1. Marilyn... this is so-o-ooo cool! and seems so easy... time I used my PSE for more than editing photos!
    thank you for letting us know about this post...

  2. I think I need to get an art editing program. Not sure what you started with, but this is very vibrant. I think putting our pieces on our blogs shows them up better than the group blog. Not sure why, but I can see a difference.