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Tinablue
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11:10 am Jul 23, 2004

I look and look at the patterns here and am so scared of these large patterns. I fear I will lose my motivation and put it down. However, I LOVE the art featured here. If I had nothing my time on my hands there are a number of charts I could get. Being here, it seems most are drawn to the art- have you found the piece on here that started your love of art in the first place?

Tina
hez
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Joined: 08 Jul 2004
Posts: 8
Location: Winnipeg
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5:09 pm Jul 23, 2004

Don't be scared -- dive right in! I started my first pattern about a month ago (Sense of Light) and I've almost got one whole page done Very Happy . My specific pattern has fairly large drifts of the same colour so I feel like I'm making great progress, which is a great motivator in itself. The patterns that first drew me to this sight were the Van Goghs (love 'em!) but I know they will have ALOT of colour changes just because of the way he paints. Maybe he'll be next.

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Originally posted by Tinablue
I look and look at the patterns here and am so scared of these large patterns. I fear I will lose my motivation and put it down. However, I LOVE the art featured here. If I had nothing my time on my hands there are a number of charts I could get. Being here, it seems most are drawn to the art- have you found the piece on here that started your love of art in the first place?

Tina
Polly
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Joined: 04 Oct 2004
Posts: 6
Location: Virginia
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9:07 am Oct 04, 2004

I enjoy the intricate and complicated designs rather than the little animated creatures and such. I pick out one project each year and hope that I finish in the year! Last year I did Waterhouse "the Rose". It took 8 months. I've now been working on Hayez "El Bacio" since Dec 03. So I don't lose my place, I do one square at a time and when I'm done with that I write in the date that I did it. I can see how long it takes for me to do the project and maybe that I haven't picked it up for a few days. And I don't lose my place. This one is taking longer but it's going to look beautiful. Oh, I photocopy the pattern and have it enlarged onto 11 x 17" paper. It's a lot easier to read and mark on.
BarBaraPrz
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Joined: 16 Apr 2004
Posts: 420
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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11:07 pm Oct 04, 2004

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Originally posted by hez
Don't be scared -- dive right in! I started my first pattern about a month ago (Sense of Light) and I've almost got one whole page done Very Happy .



I've got just about all of the (yellowy) sky done across the first four pages, and a bit of the angel hair and wing. I can't wait to get about 2" down the fifth page (it's just a sliver) so I can scroll up! Smile
Fabala
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10:05 pm Nov 09, 2005

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Originally posted by Polly
Oh, I photocopy the pattern and have it enlarged onto 11 x 17" paper. It's a lot easier to read and mark on.


I never even thought of that! It's a great idea. That way you put less strain on your eyes. I have often wanted to mark my place on a pattern when I put it down for the night (or longer), but am loath to write on my patterns... this solves that entirely.

Thanks for the tip. Smile

Fabala - Atlanta, GA
spiceglider
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Joined: 14 Mar 2005
Posts: 27
Location: North Alabama
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6:37 am Jan 12, 2006

Don't be afraid to put a project down for a little bit. I am doing de Heem's Vase ofFlowers and put it down for a while. There are so many color changes and combinations that it gets a bit overwhelming at times.

But, when I picked it back up I was really excited about it again. I always have two or three projects going (knitting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, etc). If I worry about getting one done before starting another I get too frustrated and don't enjoy it anymore. This is supposed to be fun. There aren't any rules. It's your sandbox, do what you want to!
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