Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Generosity" by Judy Momenzadeh




Wow, was I in for a surprise. I entered three pieces in the show, one large that I hoped to win something for, and two small works that I really liked also. I won an Honorable Mention ribbon for one of the small ones, "Generosity" that I made a year or so ago. It's really interesting trying to outguess the judges; you just never know what they will like. I tied with another artist. They gave two Honorables and no third. I felt really pleased that I won in a fairly traditional show and won for a relatively small piece. The other small piece I enetered was "Orange Butterfly" which is farther down in the blog. "Generosity" measures about 12"wx18"h, can't remember exactly. It was a good show, Catherine Waltz won Best of Show for "In The Garden" which was spectacular. I'm sorry, I didn't take a photo but I did want to mention her name. They have not updated the show site with current photos. Congratulations to all the winners and to all who entered!

I used oil pastels to shade in the areas of the hibiscus that aren't in the photo itself. This is an inkjet print, 8x10", on cotton.  I stamped the oriental seals with black ink and free motion quilted.

10 comments:

JYA Fiberarts said...

I love the coloring that you did to this yellow Hibiscus, Judy. Congratulations!

mtabar said...

Hi Judy, really lovely work,reading your post was like a ray of sun.

stacy west said...

Very nice! It's a beauty.

Marilyn Wall said...

Judy, this is really beautiful. I have a question. When I enlarged the piece I thought that the bottom of the orange batik looked like it was lose or had shadows painted on it. With the blue looking like a window sill. Am I correct in my thinking here?

lizkettle said...

Beautiful Judy!!! I was wondering the same thing as marilyn...is the orange piece loose?

Lunachance said...

What a beautiful hibicus. I love your technique of starting with the photo and letting your threads finish the image. I can see why you won a ribbon.

Cheers,
Lunachance
Redmond, WA

Louise said...

Judy,
This is a gorgeous piece. I really like how you used the photo transfer and then extended the flower out from that. Of course, again, your color choice is spot on!

Heidi Rand said...

Congratulations Judy, it's beautiful!

Margarita Korioth said...

Hi Judy! I saw one of your quilts at The sewing Expo,held in lakeland FL. It was beautiful!

pcoxdesign said...

Congratulations on your win! Very much deserved!