Orchid Cloud Tapestry

 

original orchid picture - orchid was selected from background using photoshopI took some time out from covering our baby schizandra buds due to a frost warning tonight to try my hand at more flying orchids – with my husband’s help. We used 4 photos we took, one sky photo and 3 orchid photos from the Michigan State University Orchid Show this March. original orchid picture - orchid was selected from background using photoshoporiginal orchid picture - orchid was selected from background using photoshop

The orchids were selected from their backgrounds using Photoshop, and then layered on the sky using Corel Painter. After the orchids were applied using a tablet and pen, the image was flattened into one layer and made ready for the web using Photoshop.

I have always loved fabric and find it fascinating to relate gardening and photography to other areas of design, especially fabric. I once took weaving classes, but my instructor was discouraging about ever earning a penny from it – and I did need to earn a few pennies. I should have been listening to Tom Petty when he sang ,”I don’t care what you have to say” in the song Melinda. I like the certainty of purpose which comes through in so many of his songs. But weaving ideas together is another form of weaving ever intriguing – and the ideas of gardening, photography, and fabric is a mix with many layers and intricacies to explore.

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