Tuesday, August 19, 2014
9th finish for 2014 - "Where's Jimmy?"
I took a half day vacation to get it finished and I am so glad I did. It took me longer than I thought to get all the loose thread and lint off, stitch the rod pocket, put on the label, and modify the wood for the hanger. Here is the quilt laying on my table. I needed to press and steam the bottom of the quilt to flatten it out and it looks much better now.
I didn't shove the hanging rod in it yet, but it is varnished and ready to go.
The label - I took a picture of the autographed picture my brother had gotten for me, printed it out on the laser jet, and added my info.
I found a sheet that is almost big enough to wrap the quilt in for transporting.
After work I have to take it to a place that will professionally photograph it for free and download it on a jump drive for me. They will use the picture in the slide show of all the art in the competition. After the photography, I will head to the gallery to hang it.
One thing the Art Prize is asking for is an artist's profile. I have no idea of what I should say. I would appreciate your input!
This event runs Sept. 6 to Oct. 4 when the public's votes are tallied and the six top vote getters are revealed.