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At 9:14am on January 23, 2015, Shea Lindner said…

Thank you for the welcome back on 1/18 Christina! I look forward to developing a presence in order to gather and disseminate feedback and information about The Naples Art Association and its three current two-day festivals: The Downtown Naples New Year's Art Fair, The Naples National Art Festival, and The Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts.

At 10:20am on January 21, 2015, Carla L. Stout said…

Thank you Christina! Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong decade! Definitely a 60's and 70's girl. Looking forward to be a part of this community and to learn with all of you.  

At 12:09pm on January 14, 2015, Leslie mark said…
Thanks for the welcome Christina! I've actually had lots of experience at festivals but that was several years ago as a women's clothing designer. This time around I'm a watercolor painter but I'm thinking that shows will be as fun to do now as they were then. Having an Internet community is a huge change...best to you too :)
At 12:26pm on January 12, 2015, Ellen Gordon said…

WOW, from a Queen Anne to a bungalow - that's a LOT of purging! A lot of work . . . 

Yes, I'm in one room! Here in the NYC area we call it a "studio" apartment. Mine is actually quite spacious for a studio, at nearly 500 s.f. And a big step up from my last studio, which was 270 s.f. with a Pullman kitchen (mini fridge with two burners and a small sink built into the top, and one cabinet over. No counters, just a little wall-mounted hinged table about 14" x 18", but when it was up it blocked the entrance to the bathroom!) That was a tiny apartment . . . 

Anyway, I'm right on the NYC border, very convenient. Me in my messy atelier! I don't have a day job, and am struggling along trying to make the marbling be an income producer.

"Size Matters" was just wordplay - purely for the sake of the pun, no message there other than acquainting readers with what "size" is in marbling. I think I'll go with some other pun and forget "size," which does not lend itself well to other wordplay. My background is marketing communications, and I enjoy the process of coming up with clever business names, blog titles and such, so I have some ideas brewing.

At the moment I am just frantically trying to get scarves posted - they have been sitting here for 3 weeks and I have not managed to do anything until yesterday. A gray, rainy, icy day here - perfect for posting. Hope it's sunnier in MI!

At 10:23am on January 12, 2015, Tom Dumke said…

Thank you. . .the information I looked at has already been helpful. 

At 9:19am on January 11, 2015, Ellen Gordon said…

My "studio" is my studio . . . apartment! My marbling has taken over half of my little one room apartment . . . I'm climbing over equipment, everything is spattered with paint - it's absurd, but I'm fully hooked!

Thanks for your feedback on the blog name . . . I decided last night to change it. After several days of looking at how the "big kids" do it (exploring the sites of fiber artists who do the high end shows), I decided it's necessary to have a more professional looking and sounding site. I'll probably still do a pun based on "size," but guess I have to leave innuendos out of it! At least you appreciated it!

At 11:36am on January 10, 2015, Ellen Gordon said…

Thank you so much for the kind words! And for 'getting' my blog title - do you know you are the first person to comment on it? I don't know if people find it in bad taste, or are not sure I meant to be funny . . . I'm serious about my art, but I don't take myself too seriously!

SERIOUSLY cold here in the NE - assume it is in Detroit, as well - and had to break down and turn on the radiator, or I won't be able to get any marbling done this winter . . . 

At 11:50am on January 9, 2015, Ellen Gordon said…

Your work is just stunning! Looking forward to hearing if you get back "on the circuit" this year . . . And LOVE your DBA - nice one! (You are probably one of the few that will be amused at my blog name . . . Nobody has acknowledged or commented on it yet - perhaps it's in bad taste?!)

At 11:44am on January 9, 2015, Ellen Gordon said…

Thank you for your nice welcome, Christina! I look forward to learning lots here . . . I've added my URL to my profile, so if you want now you can explore my site, which includes a page on the process, step by step. (Needs much better photos, but 'twill have to do for now!) I'm off to browse the chat boards, and reply to one of your comments . . . 

At 7:09pm on December 23, 2014, Nancy Opp said…

Hi Christina, Yes, the cats were in cages haha!  I am learning there's a lot to the rescue business.

I will be working on my post after Christmas.  I make hand painted silk scarves of various sizes, scarves made with kimonos and sweatshirt jackets. Each piece is unique. I combine art, fashion and sewing. Looking forward to being part of Art Fair Insiders!

At 4:47pm on December 18, 2014, Dusty R Shutt said…

Thank you Christina for your kind words. I look forward to being here.

At 11:15pm on December 10, 2014, sandra j gwilliams said…

thank you for your welcome note!

At 3:47pm on December 10, 2014, Larreen Hawks said…

Aw, thanks Christina!  It is lovely to have a community to share ideas with.  I'm sure I'll learn a lot!

At 8:52am on December 9, 2014, Julia Demopoulos said…

Thank you for the welcome. This is my first time trying to get out into art fairs and festivals, and I'm clueless, unfortunately. So I'm glad there is so much information to go through on this site. And hopefully this will make everything easier and more understandable. Thanks again!

At 6:53am on December 8, 2014, Brian Channing said…

Thank you for the welcome! I'm looking forward to learning more! Merry Christmas!! :)

At 10:26pm on December 7, 2014, Sharon Collins said…

Thanks Christina, I hope we meet some day!

At 9:24pm on December 7, 2014, Megan McCrea said…
Thank you for the warm welcome. I'm very excited to be here!
Megan McCrea
At 11:07am on December 7, 2014, Kevin Ferrara said…

Thanks Christina!  I'm excited to network with such a great group of artists :-)

At 4:09pm on December 3, 2014, Susan Zimmerman said…

Thanks for the warm welcome, Christina, and the suggestion to look up Judy Rankine. Will do!

Susan ZImmerman

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