10 Jun

Zeitgeist

Take the Grumpy Cat internet meme, add the decorative style of schizophrenic Victorian cat illustrator Louis Wain, and make it into a quilt. What do you get? A humorous commentary on the contemporary American zeitgeist.

Zeitgeist
(click it to embiggen a bit)

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this yet here. I got all excited and put it on Facebook, but I guess I didn’t follow through here. So, it’s all done, and entered into the World Quilt Show at the New England Quilt Festival in New Hampshire in August. I’ll know in about 10 days if it’s accepted or not. If not, I’ll enter it into Art Quilt Elements. If it does get accepted, then I wait until the end of August to see if it wins the chance to travel one of the quilt show circuits. If it doesn’t, then again, I go the art quilt route. Right now though, I think I’m ready to send it to the Grumpy Cat people. I was going to wait until after I got notice from the quilt show just in case a juror reads their website and might be swayed, but now I’m thinking that since there are no rules as to having shown the work anywhere previously, I should just share now while I’m excited and the cat is hot.

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