Monday, May 10, 2010

I'm a calendar girl (again!)

Just heard that my entry for the Quilting Arts 2011 calendar won... yahoo! Here are all the winning entries. Below is a detail from Garden Fresh, not sure which month it will be yet. 
It’s been fun to enter this contest. The first time I tried, my entry Studio View didn’t get anywhere, but it came in handy as the header for my blog. I can see now why it probably didn’t get in. It had some nice parts, such as the cat or this squirrel:
But overall, it‘s a little murky, not enough contrast. For example, the red cardinal disappears into the rust-colored “pine needles.”
And what is that green blob between the squirrel and the birdhouse feeder?


9 comments:

Quilt Rat said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! this little sneak peek is very intriguing.....looks like another completely fun and fabulous piece from you.

Jamie Fingal said...

Congratulations to you Loreen! I can't wait to see the full picture of your month. From here it looks great.

Carole said...

Congratulations Loreen...
Looks good here, looking forward to the whole calendar.

Sandra said...

Congrats Loreen and well done!

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

woo-hoo! Congrats, Loreen. It is great! Is the green blob moss?

Nellie's Needles said...

Kudos!

Isn't it amusing to look at work that you've gained some time and distance from? It's that old "can't see the forest for the trees" syndrome.

Loreen Leedy said...

Thanks for coming by, all! The green blob was some generic "plant" intended to fill a space that seemed too empty. Would've been better to leave it empty, I think now.

Diane J. Evans said...

Ah, how we grow as artists! You're probably much more critical of your first piece than anyone else would be. And look where you're at now!! Congratulations! And well-deserved, Loreen!

Diane

Maggie Smith said...

wow, loreen--i am so impressed by your mixed media quilted pieces, --even down to the crocheted stem on the tomato! i can't wait to see the full piece! have you illustrated a book this way, or does it seem like way too much work?