The competition is a Project Runway-esque vehicle to bring an independent textile designer into the professional quilting-fabric world! I really, really don't expect to become a contestant, but I really wanted to at least try for a spot.
It has seemed silly that I'm almost 30, been a lifelong student of art/design/typography and now textiles and I don't have a real portfolio. I suppose I'm using this contest to force me to actually put one together. And (cough, cough) I suppose I need to start putting myself out there if I ever want to accomplish anything cool.
Unfortunately, I didn't catch wind of this contest until Wednesday, and the deadline to submit a portfolio is tomorrow. If you recall, our computer crashed in January, taking all my portfolio pictures with it. Sooooo...I had some scrambling to do.
I found some previous work that I had [luckily] snapped with my phone or sent to my mom via e-mail, so I just had to clean those images up a little bit.
|"Green & Blue, Leaves of Two". 30"x40". Ink on canvas.|
|"Mediterranean Veranda" 40" x 60". Acrylic on canvas.|
And I found a couple textile designs from last fall I uploaded to Spoonflower.com:
|Play on Plaid in Butter.|
|Exes and Ohs in Coral.|
And I threw in a photo of my Prince Charming quilt to show that I actually like textiles:
So there were 5 of the requisite 6 images. All I needed was 1 more. This is what I came up with:
|"Pennies from Heaven". "18"x24". Acrylic on Canvas.|
There you have it. My portfolio submitted to the contest. I'm looking forward to following the competition, most likely as a spectator, but now I have a slim shot of competing, right?