I've been really bad about this whole blogging thing. No promises about being better in the future, I know myself too well. So, the occasional blog post will just have to suffice.
So, here's what I've been working on. NFTs! Yup, I'm getting back into the whole technology thing. I never would have thought that my engineering degree was going to come in handy for my art career.
For my first collection of NFTs I am starting from one of my existing thread paintings, California Poppies, and modifying it in various ways. If you're not familiar with NFT's it stands for Non-Fungible Tokens. Simplified, it means that you can buy one of my digital pieces of artwork using cryptocurrency. You can then have it printed on canvas, or a t-shirt, or whatever. You could also display it on a digital frame. Or you can just keep it and hope that it increases in value so you can sell it later for a nice profit. (No promises there either.)
So here's the original Poppies artwork:
And here are a few of my digitally manipulated images:
The bottom three are repeated patterns from a small chunk of one of the images. I've even got some videos in the works. More on that later. Now I need to get back to creating the rest of the collection. I plan on having 31 NFTs in this collection: 10 digitally manipulated, 10 patterns from the digitally manipulated images, 10 videos of the patterns, and 1 digital image of the original artwork.
You can view the collection here:
There's nothing in it yet. I need to get a few more pieces of artwork finished before I put them into the collection.
Fiber Artist and Author, Loretta Alvarado