Again, making up for lost time in the last 2 years of not blogging, I thought I'd mention that I've been taking pictures of clouds for the past couple of years. I love texture, and here in Michigan especially in the winter, we get a lot of WEATHER and we have a lot of clouds and a lot of rippley textured clouds.
I told my friend, Bethany, about my cloud photographing and she let me borrow her Cloud Collector's Handbook by Gavin Pretor-Pinney filled with every kind of cloud possible and its classificiation. She even gave me a membership in the Cloud Appreciation Society (www.cloudappreciationsociety.org) for Christmas. Pretor-Pinney is member #1, of course, and I'm member 32,134. Maybe someday I'll get to go to a cloud convention!
My plan is to print them onto either plastic or sheer fabric. I already did it by making a color copy (at Kinkos or Staples) on acrylic transparencies (used for overhead projectors) and cut them into strips and then rewove them. It was a start.