Hi Kim. Have a look at the web site Roses from the heart and it will explain better than I can. I have a distant relative that was put on a convict ship and sent to Tasmania so to repersent her life i am making her a bonnet to go in an exhibition in Tasmania. (this was in the 1820's). I am about to start the embroidery on it now as i have made the bonnet.
Hi kim thank you for making me your friend. I love textile art and i have just got home from the Festival of Quilt show in Birmingham its one of the biggest quilt shows in Europe of cousre there were lots of comtemporary textile art there. I spent a fortune on lots of goodies. I run a textile group here in the UK and tutor an evening class which is on holiday till the end of the month. This evening i am going to make a convict bonnet its for the Roses from the heart installation which will be in Tasmania. What are you working on?
How very true. I recognized your talent the minute I saw your pictures. I once made a miniature version of a Marine's dress uniform. It had to be worn by a Jr. Groom in a Military wedding. It was very cute, of course, but it was not easy to do. I created a wedding dress with no real pattern. I do not have as much talent as you do, but I do know it when I see it. And yes, it is fine art.
I want to thank you for your comment about your husband. There are so few people that realized what I am doing. They look at a pleasant image and fail to see how much planning it took to come up with a good composition. I exhibit mostly with quilters not painters. I am more interested in interpreting what I do in paint to the media of fiber. Very difficult to do. Glad he recognized this.
I did not start doing quiltart until I was 65. I did not have a blog until 2008. FAMM is a good place to see at a glance what others are doing and for meeting artists. I have met many here and we exchange ideas on email. But, you need a main blog to keep continuity to what is progessing in your art. I post monthly on my Home page. I send out notices at the first of each month to everyone on my email list. I advertise other blogs that I follow. I have separate pages for study groups that I belong to. So, my main page is where I spotlight my finished works. The pages are for ongoing work.
Keep working on that blog site. It just takes time and playing around with it. I have trouble too, but I ask questions from other artists on here and have gotten some good tips. If it is a blog with Google Blogger, you can ask me and I will try to help or find someone who will. I have trouble getting text to line up also. I have started typeing my text in as captions. This helps sometimes, but not all the time. I also have trouble with it loading pictures in the wrong spot and then can't get rid of them without redoing everything.
Kim, thanks for adding me as a friend. I made my daughter in law's wedding gown and have made many a costume. However, my talent for sewing took a different turn. But I really appreciate anyone with your kind of imagination. You need to be on one of those reality shows with your talent.