well you can see the effort of trying to be positive rendered me speechless for over a month..... but i return with exciting news. so exciting that i'm still running around with my undies on my head.
i won the buda contemporary textiles award!!!! i won the mixed media section and the overall award. i still can't quite believe it and haven't recovered from the phone call i got at work yesterday. when the email arrived this evening it started to feel real
i'm not sure if i can post a photo yet but i can tell you that it was/is a burnt quilt made of wool blanketing, a piece of sari pounced on at an op shop, three of my grandmother's doilies recently salvaged along with a cache of other linen from my mother's cellar, a panel of 45 degree squares and a piece of brocade, free motion quilted and then attacked with the trusty blowtorch.
i'm going to castlemaine on sunday to have a look at the exhibition - if you're there and see someone with a wide grin and a pair of knickers on their head - that's me :)