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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2008 03:33:21 PM »

That is a very beautiful piece that I do believe could be presented in a gallery/art context.

My advice should you not get the place in the society (and if you still wish to pursue that line) is to apply to display and/or sell in galleries. The best way to prove your work is 'art' is to have it accepted within the market as such.

I don't know your background wrt displaying or selling your work but from their perspective I would doubt that they would accept ANY artist who did not have some gallery and/or show/prize/festival experience. Sorry if that sounds as if I am trying to rain on your parade, it's actually that I agree that more 'artisans' should be represented in the art world and I would hate to see you give up on that goal by 'falling at the first hurdle'.

Good luck.
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2008 04:03:08 PM »

Your necklace (all of them) are stunning and they are a true work of art. I wish you the best of luck with your submission to the organization, maybe when you get in you can teach them a little about art that comes from crafts! Wink
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2008 11:49:16 PM »

I don't know your background wrt displaying or selling your work but from their perspective I would doubt that they would accept ANY artist who did not have some gallery and/or show/prize/festival experience. Sorry if that sounds as if I am trying to rain on your parade, it's actually that I agree that more 'artisans' should be represented in the art world and I would hate to see you give up on that goal by 'falling at the first hurdle'.

Good luck.

No, I understand what you are saying and I have exhibited both my textile & bead work, plus I have had some of my work published so hopefully that will suit them.

Your necklace (all of them) are stunning and they are a true work of art. I wish you the best of luck with your submission to the organization, maybe when you get in you can teach them a little about art that comes from crafts! Wink

hehe thanks - thats kinda my plan. funny how even being insulted gives me artistic ideas  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2008 09:19:45 AM »

My jaw is on the floor. I'd call that both an art and a craft, and an amazing example of either. The idea that 'arts' are somehow above 'crafts' reminds me of the snooty attitudes you'll sometimes see between writers ('oh, you write horror (romance/series books/detective novels/etc.); that isn't real writing'). It's silly---skill is skill and talent is talent, and if the end result is wow-inducing, then it doesn't matter how you categorize it.
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« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2008 09:39:45 AM »

...wow-inducing...

 Grin I love that phrase - I must remember that one  Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2008 09:43:02 AM »

...wow-inducing...

 Grin I love that phrase - I must remember that one  Smiley

Glad to be of service. Grin
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« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2008 10:27:21 AM »

 WOW! I am not sure I would have eyes after this!  What a beautiful piece.  I am inspired!  Smiley  Wink  Good Luck!
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« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2008 02:10:53 PM »

oh my god that's awesome. If the GWA don't let you in they need their eyes testing. Whats wrong with the word craftswoman that's what you are and proud of it too I would say, yes you are an artist, why the obsession with what you are categorized as? Welcome to the world of PC Britian. yep I am English and totally fed up with trying to be PC about everything. In fact I would say being classed as Ethnic in your own country is down right insulting but that's just my personal opinion.
How on earth do you learn something like this I wouldn't have a clue where to start once again congratulations on creating a beautiful piece and good luck.
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« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2008 01:18:22 AM »

How on earth do you learn something like this I wouldn't have a clue where to start...

I started beading because a friend at the time really wanted a sixties vintage beaded choker for her birthday but it was over priced and (to my mind) badly made so I got a book out from the library and taught myself to make her one.

After that I have done a lot of wandering on the web,  bought a couple of books and helped start a local bead group - mostly I just have a go at a new stitch and then forget all the rules and have fun with it Grin

Beads are very satisfying because you can get an instant impact with very little effort if you want. It just seems that as time has progressed my pieces (and my taste in jewellry) have gotten bolder and bolder. I never used to wear large jewellry, now I dont feel right without my beads  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2008 07:09:48 AM »

wow! i bet that took forever!
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