Ferris Wheel Along
I've spent most of the afternoon since I got home from work finishing the main part of the ferris wheel. I now have to decide whether to paper piece the background parts or (and this is what I'm leaning towards.) applique this onto some linen and then quilt. All suggestions gratefully received.
I mentioned in my last post that Chief had submitted his first photography assignment for a course he's doing. He was understandably apprehensive as you never know when you first send something off to a tutor how well you've done. More importantly have you understood what's required of you and interpreted the brief correctly. He's been waiting the last few days to hear back and was trying to be philosophical about it and said; Well, what's the worst that can happen? I've completely messed it up and have to re do it. I was quietly confident. I'd seen what he was going to submit. I didn't want to build his hopes up because at the end of the day I'm only a beginner and not the course tutor. But having seen his work I though well if that's not good enough the course must be full of David Bailey's and if they're that good, why on earth do they need this course!
Anyway, I got a text this morning from a rather shocked Chief who had got his marks back. He'd actually got a distinction. I tell you when I got that text I was grinning like an idiot for ages, so he must have been doing a happy dance round camp. (Yeah, if you actually know Chief this might conjure up quite an image!) It also turned out after speaking to his tutor that he was allowed to use photoshop for more than a bit of cropping or turning something black and white. He'd thought this might be cheating. When his tutor found out his work was largely unedited he was even more impressed. Also it's pretty rare to get a distinction on the first assignment so he's set the bar pretty high for future submissions. Chief's now telling me he needs to buy more lens and
better quality ones more expensive ones. Ha! at least he can never complain about fabric purchasing because fabric is so much cheaper than the sorts of kit he's after ;-)
Have a great weekend!