Thursday, July 29, 2010
Stitch Along With Stump: Love, Indifferently
First of all, my loves, this is NOT, I repeat NOT, the ugliest cross stitch in craftdom I promised to show off last week. I got sidetracked this weekend by some other stuff (including this one). I say this because I had an image of posting this and having several posts saying, "Hey- that really is the ugliest cross stitch I have ever seen. No joke." Trust me...you will know.
I lived in Philadelphia for a hot minute back in the early Nineties. One of the few things I remember (I think I was sober for a good 17.5 minutes back then, and those minutes were not sequential.) was Robert Indiana's "LOVE" statue in the aptly named LOVE Park in center city. It was very near where I would get the bus from my disgusting job, so I would use it as a landmark on those nights when I was...um...impaired. It was hard to miss.
The next picture is my favorite of Indiana's variations of his "LOVE" pieces...
When I first found out about on-line pattern makers (the one I use can be found here: http://www.patternsforyou.com/en/pattern_maker.html ) one of the first things I ran through it was this picture. I just always liked it, and I thought the fact it was in black and white would make it a bit easier. Turns out, no. For the black and white picture above, the pattern maker came back with a chart that included over thirty different DMC colors.
When I printed it out, it looked like this...
The nice things about it are that it has a nice stitch count on the side and it does give you the DMC colors required.
The bad thing is that it can be really hard to read. I think I would try it on a color printer next time. It was a little hard to read.
Here's what I have so far...
As usual, I have no idea how I feel about it yet. There is a huge mistake going on in the upper right part of the "O." I might just repair that, and then leave it as a single thing instead of doing the other four quarters.
What I like about it, so far, is that I decided to do the negative space instead of the positive (ooooh...smell me with my art fart terms and whatnot). I think if I do decide to keep going with it, I'll make do the letters of the top two so it looks like a rubber stamp and the actual stamp.
Eh, who knows.