|The only certain thing about the weather is uncertainty and change.
In these parts of the country, the weather is a frequent topic of conversation, - and for a good reason. It is never the same from one day to the next, - and not even within the same day or hour.
There are a few times during the year when it is so calm that the mountains can really admire themselves in the glassy water.
Then it may rapidly turn to wind, heavy rain, and fog, - sometimes so thick you can only see a few metres.
When it lets up, the wind has often turned north, and it is a bit colder.
Sometimes this turn of weather happens just as the sun is setting, -
- and the sunlight mingling with the rising mist is creating a spectacular colour play.
This is the kind of mood I wanted to recreate in my photo quilts and fabric prints.
I chose to work digitally, but here I will not go into all the details of commands, menus, and tools that were used.
Instead, here are just the main ingredients and a short outline:
A main motif.
A photo of storm clouds rolling in from the sea.
A digitally painted background. (Shocking colours, I know)
Put the ingredients on top of each other, mix and match and play around with the menus and tools, put in a couple more ingredients if needed, and you may end up with something like this:
See all the fabric prints here.