Monthly Archives: April 2020

Day 400… Something…

Hey guys, I just wanted to check in with everyone! See how everyone is doing? I wanted to share some things! I’m working on a new quilt pattern that will be on my Patreon. I need some feedback though. I was going to do the pattern as part of the monthly pattern download, but I also wanted to make it so there is a free one available. What are your ideas on it?

Also… LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!!!

My Tribute to Christine McConnell

Christine Finsihed

For those of you who do not know – I am a huge fan of Christine McConnell! I find her to be one of the most talented and inspirational people I have ever seen! I watched her on her short lived but well loved Netflix show, I subscribe to her Patreon, as well as her Youtube. I even take the adblock off for her videos! Now that is saying something! 
This is no where near as gorgeous as something she makes, but this is simply a tribute to a truly talented human. 
Thank you Christine for crafting, creating, and inspiring!

Patreon Exclusive Giveaway Announced

Zelda Canvas with text

You heard that right! Or maybe, you read that right! Either way…

This is the project I’ll be giving away exclusively on Patreon! It’s an 11 by 14 inch canvas collaged with printed fabric and paper. The piece isn’t quite finished, but hopefully by the end of the week, I’ll have it up on Patreon with the rules for entry. I’m not sure if it will be a random drawing, or perhaps a naming contest.

Canvas Art Update

The studio de Eric has been in full swing… Well, trying to be in full swing. I’m still taking time for small existential breakdowns. Trying to keep busy, and focus on making some art! I’ve been digging through all of my half finished projects, and trying to do something with them! I’ve even been quilting! I have a quilt top finished, and hopefully I’ll start quilting it tonight! I’ve decided to give you guys a teaser of some of the projects currently on the slab. Keep in mind, these are not completed pieces, so they will look quite a bit different by the time I finish them! 

Follow the jump to see what I am working on! Continue reading

I’ve been Deep Dreaming…

For those of you that don’t know what the Deep Dream Generator is, here is their definition: “Deep Dream Generator is a set of tools which make it possible to explore different AI algorithms. We focus on creative tools for visual content generation like those for merging image styles and content or such as Deep Dream which explores the insight of a deep neural network.” Basically, you take your main image, and you overlay it with the pattern from a secondary image.

It’s using a neural network to search for patterns in images. It takes your main image and searches then overlays it with the patterns from your send image. For the main image for this post: it stared as a picture of one of my quilts. Then, it got overlaid with an image of some roving for an art yarn I plan on spinning. If you look, you can see the fibers and hunks of silk printed onto the original image.

It really is quite the trip. I’ve been playing around with images of my textile work, layered with images of other textile pieces. If you want to see all of the images before and after the filter, check out my Deep Dream page on Deep Dream Generator.

For a sample of what’s going on, follow the jump… Continue reading

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