Sunday, 28 June 2009

New Forum (July Challenge can be found on previous post)

For a little while now I have been using my blog to write up the challenges. I found it easier to use than the Yahoo site which hosts my challenge site. I have decided to open up a new blog as a Forum for the purpose of writing up the challenges and also to enable everyone to see the work that all our talented members create each month. I am hoping that even if you are not a member you might like to drop in from time to time and take a look at what will be a showcase. I hope that if you do drop by, you will leave a comment or two, it's always good to get feedback.
This will mean that I can have my own blog back, even if I do mention what is happening from time to time on the Challenge blog.
It's early days yet and I am in the process of waiting to hear from challenge members what they think of the idea. It will all depend on members as to whether this idea will work. I see it as a way of showing what the challenge ideas each month can achieve from each individual member. It is much easier to post to blogger than it is to Yahoo. I will still use Yahoo but I hope it will be more of an administrative/archival use than the Forum will be.
The Forum will be more friendly and easier to see. The facility of being able to write something next to photos in itself is much nicer than having to look up someones work and then try to find the write up about it in the messages.
This is what I hope the Forum will look like, a typical page entry might look something like this, not my best work but just an example:
June Challenge: Art Deco

Shown above is a page in my sketchbook of drawings that I made of Art Deco Textile patterns.
The picture below is of a small felt postcard (unfinished) based upon the drawings above.




Yes, I hope this will be the way forward for a much more interesting Textile group experience for everyone involved. If you are interested here is the link, just pop back when we are hopefully up and running. Go Create now.... Tricia x

6 comments:

Genie said...

Hi Tricia,
thanks for message,
its Ilsington not Islington. a nearby village. unfortuneatly i do not have a photo must have slipped the net.
i have added myself as first follower of new blog, and hope i have time to join in this month.
have a good week

yvette said...

Tricia, what a wonderful idea!
Are you Ok?
love
yvette

T said...

Tricia,
It would be great to have the challenge as a blog and on yahoo groups too. And it will be fantastic to see your blog back to what it used to be like. I want to see your blanket quilt and what you are doing...
xt

Tricks said...

Hi Teresa,
Thanks, yes, I would like my blog to return to being about me and my work.
I will try to take some pictures of my blanket quilt some time soon. Cheers Tricia x

queenopearls said...

Beautiful work as always. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration.
I've also nominated you for as a
Kreativ Blogger award.
~Christina

queenopearls said...

blogger award details on my blog
http://artandfiber.blogspot.com/