Friday 18 July 2014

Spoonflower competition and voting

I get my textiles printed by an American company called Spoonflower. They run many competitions and promotions, some of which I've entered. The one I most recently entered was the annual fabric design competition "Fabric8", sponsored by textile company Robert Kaufman. There were well in excess of 600 entrants and I was unsuccessful with the design below to be selected as a finalist.

"Planets Swirl in the Solar Wind" textile design by Pearl Red Moon, 2014

In the last few weeks 100 semifinalists were selected then 8 finalists from that pool. Spoonflower has now opened the competition for the final round of voting for the winner.

Perhaps I'm biased (!) but I really loved the work of the Australian finalist, Ali Benyon from Melbourne. So I voted for her. All the entries were fabulous but her collection really stood out to me - and that was before I realised she was Australian.

This is the link to the voting page at Spoonflower

Spoonflower Fabric8 - vote for winner

Ali Benyon, textile designs for Robert Kaufman Fabric8 2014

Have a look and vote for your favourite design collection

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Pussy Whiskers

Pussy Whiskers, digital image by Pearl Red Moon, 2014

Two weeks until the opening of my Sydney exhibition and I'm working hard on preparing digital images for reproduction at large scale on photographic paper. The art will be on the walls along with the clothes that have made from the textiles printed with my art.

This image is called Pussy Whiskers and will be 50cm x 160cm when reproduced.

Monday 14 July 2014

Lucy tunic

Lucy at Dawn, digital image, Pearl Red Moon 2011
I created this image "Lucy at Dawn" in 2011 and have applied it in numerous ways in my art. The latest incarnation is as this textile "Lucy Illuminata". Printed on polyester knit the image is 150cm wide and the repeat 130cm.

The textile repeat "Lucy Illuminata", 150cm wide x 130cm long

This is the tunic top I designed for the textile. The green and orange print on the facings, sleeves and sides is cotton voile and another of my designs

Lucy tunic, front

back of Lucy tunic, which features the larger version of the image