Monday, August 31, 2009

Did Anyone Enter 'The Eye of The Quilter' Contest?

Just wondering if any of you sent photos in for the 'Eye of the Quilter' contest that will debut at the IQA Quilt Festival in Houston in October. I was really disappointed with myself this year for not entering a quilt since I have had one in the judged show the last 2 years. Somehow I felt that this year I just didn't have anything good enough. I thought maybe if I could get photos into this exhibit I might feel a little better about not entering a quilt. You were asked to enter up to 3 photo on any subject and you could manipulate them if you wanted.

A couple of years ago I visited a lighthouse in Florida and was fascinated by the play of light on the original lamp that was on display. The glass was thick and cut to best intensify the light. As I walked around it, each angle provided a rainbow of colors and I couldn't stop taking pictures. I was a teenager in the 60's and loved the psychedelic colors. I used Coral Photo-Paint to create a different psychedelic effect on each of the images. Here is one of the original images and my psychedelic interpretation. I think this would make a great quilt.



I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping I get selected.


13 comments:

Kraxpelax said...
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Beena said...

Beautiful imagery. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

Diane D. said...

That's a wonderful photo!

Michelle said...

will cross mine, too! Both photos are gorgeous.

Vivien said...

I agree; both these pictures are great. Did you submit both? I hope so! Good luck!

jgr said...

I love the photos! So colorful and unique. I'll keep my fingers crossed, too. Thank you for your comment today.

Gina said...

I love these photos! I hope they are selected and I hope to see them made into a quilt!

Sandy said...

Good inspiration. I can see why you took lots of photos. Thanks for visiting my blog.

norma said...

Great photos, both of them! Good luck on getting in.

Approachable Art said...

I entered this contest... the submissions deadline was yesterday and the woman curating the show told me she expected it to take her at least a week to make a decision. Good luck to us both!! :D

linda stokes said...

Yes - Good luck Judy - They're great & would make a unique quilt too.
Thanks for your encouraging comment today.

Dawn said...

Your photos are beautiful! They would make wonderful quilts! Have the winners been notified? I hope you are one of them. I would love to see this exhibit.

mray said...

Yes. I entered and found out Oct. 2 one of my photos was selected. What a thrill. Luckily I will get to see it in Houston. My photo is the back of a float I saw at the Rose Parade with vibrantly colored flowers, birds and figures.