Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Doodle Design Class - Week 2


This week in the doodle design class, our lesson was to take an image scanned into the computer and use it in our doodle to embroider. I chose to make a line drawing out of a photo of Emmitt and doodle around him. The doodle turned into a shower of hearts above him.
I really like how it turned out. I put a red border around it and already quilted fabric on the back. I thought the rainbow was perfect for the design.

(the back)



Here it is in my office keeping me company.



This is the original photo of Emmitt that inspired me. :)

Emmitt is such a wonderful gift in my life. I am so lucky to have him!

30 comments:

Genie Sea said...

How FUN! :) How can you not be inspired by that face? Emmitt, you're so cute.

Manon Doyle said...

Great job Melissa! You amaze me!!

Nancy and the fatties said...

Melissa, this is really cute and unique! Your office is so cheerful. Just look at all those smiling Emmitt faces in your work! Howie wonders if he has any birthday cake left, and, if so, could he mail some to Howie. I'm sure he has the address by now, considering all the previous requests for food Howie has sent your way. ; )

Nancy and the fatties said...

Melissa, this is really cute and unique! Your office is so cheerful. Just look at all those smiling Emmitt faces in your work! Howie wonders if he has any birthday cake left, and, if so, could he mail some to Howie. I'm sure he has the address by now, considering all the previous requests for food Howie has sent your way. ; )

Pearl said...

Oh Melissa, it looks exactly like Emmy Love! His sweet face always makes me smile.

Abby Creek Art said...

Oh I love this, M...and I love Melly's doodle design too. You both are so inspiring with all the beautiful, creative things you do! xox!

Nevis said...

Love your doodle and the fabric on the back is gorgeous!

Diane said...

That is great Melissa! Love it!
xo Diane

Laura said...

I would definitely flunk the doodle class! Great job, Melissa.

Candace Trew Camling said...

that line drawing turned out so vintage looking. It is wonderfully done, I really love it! Makes me want to try embroidery in more of a free for all way!

Leslie Moore said...

Wew! If I fall behind for just one week of blogging, you get so far ahead I'll never catch up! What an inspiration you are, Melissa. Kinsey got her hug from you this morning!

Diana Evans said...

WOW Melissa...what a wonderful piece...perfect for your great collection...

Heather said...

Very nice! Your dog has the most adorable expressions!~

Liss said...

Emmitt is so cute and lucky to have you. I knew that was him when I saw your drawing ;)

Aren't pugs just the best dogs.

Sheila said...

EEEeee! [clapping hands in delight] again, you are so awesome with everything you choose to do. Hugs and scratch under the chest for Emmitt too. Lucky guy.

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Tank woo fur sharing!

I'm sure he knows that...

My mom is furever telling me the same thing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The OP Pack said...

How clever you are!!! Beautiful work.

Woos, the OP Pack

Mare said...

You are coming up with some awesome projects from this class Melissa! They are fantastic keepsakes!

Rebecca said...

Great work as always. Just one question ... how do you create and collect soooo much art and yet your home and office always looks so orderly. You must rotate your collection?

Rosie said...

Melissa you are so talented and Emmitt is so handsome.
It looks like you are both lucky to have each other. :)

Pugsley Wolfe said...

Melissa-

I really enjoy reading your blog about Emmitt and looking at your Pug art. It is soooo cute:) Thank you for reading Pugsley's blog. We are new at the "blog" thing, but like to see others reading it. Hugs and kisses to Emmitt from Pugsley:)
Heather & Pugsley

Lisa M Griffin said...

I would have to say that you are lucky to have each other. And how cool to be the model and inspiration behind so many decorative (and functional) creative pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Lex said...

That is such a cute doodle design of Emmitt!! I love the hearts, just in time for Valentines Day!

Sunny said...

Another super cute doodle embroidery!

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hoe cool is that! I love it! And that Emmitt makes my whole day when I look at that smiling face. He really knows how to smile! I can see how he inspires you to do beautiful work. And I love the parrot too. How cool!
love
tweedles

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

This is such a cool project! It would be something great to do for Waldo, since he is so unusually colored that I can't find anything that looks like him.

Emmitt, you're so cute!
Wuv,
Dog Mom
(and Gus and Waldo)

Joan said...

Hi Melissa!
***sending big Hello waves***!! I've missed YOU and EMMITT!!!! Okay, first things first: I LUV the second doodle project! VERY CUTE! Plus, I also luv Melanie's Doodle #2, too! (Her week one doodle is precious!) Now on to the second thing I wanted to say....OH MY GOSH!!! You and I will be able to meet each other! I am signed up for the Seattle Pug Rescue's May event, too! This is my forth year!!! When I read what events you were attending...I was like a kid reading that I WON as a prize!!! HOORAY! I can't wait. You are going to LUV this event! Truly SENSATIONAL wonderful Pug People! You'll see!
Well, this is a LONG reply!
Tootles for now,
Joan
(P.S. Skippy will be there, too!!)

Leah said...

O my goodness!! That's adorable, Melissa!

Maggie and Mitch said...

You are such an inspiration, Emmitt! Your mom does such lovely work!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sherry said...

Love all your doodles Melissa. What talent you have.