I investigated my limited iphoto tools. I can go to black and white, do brightness and contrast and red-eye. No neat photoshop elements like posterization or vectorization.
This is the orange quilt in black and white. If you click on it, you can see that there actually is a depth of field to the painted surface and the new lines with dark dots has in fact made a difference. The white painted circles (this was actually a circle stamp) still dominate rather than help. I like the piece and hope that I will think of some small inprovement that will "do the trick" and bring it around.
The other, planetary quilt, will be having some of the borders removed--replaced?? Don't know yet and the planets will be stitched down. I am quite interested in the timtex shaped border on the edge a la Sonji. I do have to enter the library once again to shelve non-fiction for 3 hours but as soon as that is done---I will return to my studio and work, work, work.
I also plan to learn how to turn the flash off when I photograph my work. The flash is distorting the color and I'm giving you bad photos to look at and consider. I had not even thought about turning it off. Sometimes. I. Wonder. About. My. Thinking. Processes.
It took me a while to learn how to delete. To download to the computer. To upload to the blog. I am a pencil and paper girl. No techno whiz. I still think I'll get a written letter in the mail. Geez!