It's a little pathetic the length to which I'll go to avoid "messy" materials such as glue, paint, charcoal or pastels, but there you have it; I didn't want to deal with the cleaning up this weekend. I thought of lots of different ways to work with my many direction-less ideas, I only did the clean and easy stuff.
online, (check under Tools).
I haven't read the instructions/descriptions, but I could pick out up to 10 spots, (see the circles?) and the program would show me the colors in the boxes at top left, but A) I don't think the colors in the boxes are an exact match, B) the boxes cannot be moved so you can't have anything important in that area, and C) there was nothing to indicate anything about proportions.
Having had ho-hum results from these, I started to use the filter function in my photo editor to create different expressions of an elongated version of the photo.
There's more here, and I hope to do several more of these in the next couple of days. The purpose of these treatments was to understand what kind of mood I'm after, so I can determine what shape the final piece will take, what material to use, and what was important in selecting the weave structure.
I also had a slightly sneaker intention, too. I liked the 3-colored quick blind contour drawing I did of the Grand Canyon photo, and I wondered if I could reduce it into black outlines and superimpose it on these images above. The outline part was surprisingly easy.
EDIT: I forgot to show you the funniest stuff of the day.