A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 297,452
Currently Running With Scissors:
341 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 7
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: 'Nebulae' necklace **Pic Heavy**  (Read 8005 times)
Tags for this thread: craftster_best_of_2008  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
punka
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
pjherbert
Offline Offline

Posts: 2543
Joined: 30-Oct-2007

He is such a little stinker!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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
« Last Edit: August 20, 2008 04:03:31 PM by pjherbert » THIS ROCKS   Logged

bushbaby
Ex Bonis Aardy
Offline Offline

Posts: 1594
Joined: 30-Jun-2006

Hug the bushbaby! Evil does not wear a Bonnet!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

errantdreams
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

An errant dreamer rediscovering crafting and photography.

New etsy shop with handmade beaded jewelry, crafts, and trinket bags!
bushbaby
Ex Bonis Aardy
Offline Offline

Posts: 1594
Joined: 30-Jun-2006

Hug the bushbaby! Evil does not wear a Bonnet!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2008 09:39:45 AM »

...wow-inducing...

 Grin I love that phrase - I must remember that one  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

errantdreams
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

An errant dreamer rediscovering crafting and photography.

New etsy shop with handmade beaded jewelry, crafts, and trinket bags!
justsimplyfun
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Handcrafted Jewelry made by Kel at http://www.justsimplyfun.etsy.com
lunawitch
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
bushbaby
Ex Bonis Aardy
Offline Offline

Posts: 1594
Joined: 30-Jun-2006

Hug the bushbaby! Evil does not wear a Bonnet!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

katiekutthroat
one sassy southern crafter.. not for the easily offended
Offline Offline

Posts: 3491
Joined: 19-Jan-2007

Thin line between adorable and appalling!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2008 07:09:48 AM »

wow! i bet that took forever!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 7 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Cookie Parfaits with Kids
How to Make a Red Wine and Strawberry Dessert
How to Make Chocolate Lollipops
Chocolate and Strawberries Dessert
Making a Molten Chocolate Cake
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Provencal Inspired Quiche
@Home This Weekend: Buzy Bee Activity Chart
Craft Challenge #103 Announced - Foodie Frenzy 2

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.