Thursday, September 1, 2011

Today was the cherry on top!

Well, who would have guessed it? I got into the Top 5 finalists for the Connecting Threads Fabric Design contest. Yep, I squeeked thru in 5th place and I feel lucky and accomplished.

Accomplished because 2 years ago I found Spoonflower and I created a couple of designs. Basic, very basic designs. They aren't very good. LOL. You see?

Over the last 2 years I've improved, I've learned how to do a seamless repeat and in some cases I've put up some of my watercolors and used photography in an effort to offer up a varied collection of VO stuff. Here's an example of one of my more recent designs:

I've gained a lot of friends from doing my design work. We share our designs with one another, we help one another out and we support each others design endeavors. My entry was no exception, they all cheered for me and kept me sane as the voting went up, up, up!

I'm really excited, jumping up and down excited - to be given this opportunity to design a collection for Designing Threads: what a fabulous dream come true. So excited that I'm offering up this virtual plate of brownie smothered with ice cream, whipped cream and yeah, a cherry on top! Best thing: no calories!