And I still havn't got the first image successfully and correctly up on the entry website.
Why do they torture us so??? D'you think they enjoy it??? I'm beginning to wonder.......
This particular show wants the images labeled - not only with the name of the piece, but also with its width and height...furthermore, there have to be little underscores (not just a hyphen which much easier to do!!) between all the pieces of information. I've encountered this before of course...and I remember in the old days one was trying to cram all that information on the edges of a little slide.
"Please label the slide with the name of the piece, alternating between capitals and lower case, then underscore then give the height, width and depth in that order in both inches and centimetres then underscore then your name and the name of your grandmother underscore and your shoe size!!"
I suppose at least they said "please"!!
Have you noticed - their entry system never reads the size of the piece in the same way that your computer's photo manipulation program does? I think those entry websites just randomly decide when they will reject your image in terms of size.
And they do it in a different way each time! You can have two images your computer describes as 5 megabytes, whereas their website will consider one to be 3.7 mb and the other is 6.1!!!
More sizing problems
The show I'm trying to enter is an all media show.....my 6mb image was rejected...."you can only have 5 mb for your piece"...but if I was entering a video I could have 250 mb!!!!
Hmm maybe I could just walk around my quilt and take a little video of it - aha! then my sizing problems would be over!!!
Number of entries
The show request three entries...with a full and detail image of both.
BUT the entry website only permits 3 images!!!
Of course if I entered by video, I could walk around my piece and the suddenly zoom in to get the detail shot....!!!!
There was a Help link.
So I clicked on that and gave them ALL my info, yes...including the fact that my grandmother liked a particular brand of tea...only to be lead to a page that said:
Select the answer to your problem from the following possibilities!!!!
D'you think the fates are telling me that I shouldn't enter this show???
and! I get to pay $45 for this privilege...hmm maybe the problem is my masochism not their sadism!!
I think a nice cuppa tea is called for, don't you?
If you have been, thanks for reading!! Elizabeth
PS This was not a SAQA show which by contrast was beautifully straight forward.
PPS. I decided in the end that the Fates were right!
Quilts related to the one at the top...
|Remembered Lines approx 7ft wide - Quilt National a few years back|
|Black and White, No Grey 38"w, 53"h|