Thursday, February 19, 2009

Blog Interview #1 ~ with Dawn Edmonson, The Feathered Nest

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to present my first blog interview today. Dawn Edmonson was quick to respond to the call for interviews.

Q: Thank you Dawn for being here today. Tell us a little about yourself...
A: I'm a wife of 28 years to my husband and mom to five sons ages 26, 24, 22, 18 and 11. I've always been creative and love to learn new things. I don't do well creating the same thing over and over again so I'm always moving on to something different. I love sewing, assemblages, collage and mixed media art, paper clay, soldered charms and the list continues to grow!

Q: What date did you blog for the very first time and why did you decide to blog?
A: My first post was February 11,2007. I owned an antique store and started a blog for the store first to stay in touch with the customers ... as time passed, I made friends and knew that I wanted to have a personal blog as well.

Q: What's the name of your blog?
A: The Feathered Nest

Q: How did it get its name?
A: I've always loved birds, nests and eggs and creating things that have that theme. I enjoy decorating my home and making it a cozy place too. So it seemed like a wonderful name for my blog.

Q: What did you talk about on your very first post?
A: I talked about how your home is your nest and that I used to want my home to be picture perfect like a magazine page but that my tastes have changed over the years and now I love a more gathered, antique look to make our home a cozy place to be.

Q: Do you prefer to blog with words or pictures or both?
A: I love limited words, maybe a paragraph or two and large photos, lots of them! Blogs are very visual to me and I gain inspiration by looking at someone's artwork or home or even recipes that they've cooked!

Q: Have you met people through blogging?
A: I have met so many incredible, sweet friends through blogging. It's absolutely amazing to me. What's so neat is that these friends are very like-minded too. I have also been fortunate enough to have met several magazine editors as well. I have been able to communicate with people that I would never have been able to talk to in my normal day to day life!

Q: Describe a friendship you've established through blogging.
A: One that comes to mind immediately is with a wonderful lady, Sue Ward. She lives in a village in France. She has free long distance telephone and calls me on a regular basis and we've really become sweet friends and are true kindred spirits!

Q: Did you design your blog or did you have it professionally done?
A: I did it myself.

Q: Have you ever been featured in the Artful Blogging magazine?
A: Yes! I'm so happy to actually be featured in the current issue on the newsstands.

Q: What is your blogger count at, at this precise moment?
A: 276,397

Q: Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
A: Blogging to me is like having many wonderful pen pals; only much faster! You get to know one another, enjoy reading about each other's lives and also you can encourage one another. The community spirit is so very strong. I am such a blogging advocate and always love helping others get their blog going. If you've been thinking about starting a blog of your own, go ahead, take the plunge and just do it! You will be welcomed warmly and you will love it.

Thanks to Dawn Edmonson for taking the time to do this interview and I hope the ART of Humungous Proportion readers will check out
The Feathered Nest


Kim Mailhot said...

Thanks for letting us get to know Dawn better, Dawn !
I do agree with her, Blogland sure has some wonderful people in it to connect with ! Always love how you promote those connections, Mme Supina !
Cheers !

Trish said...

Why thanks for the interview. Dawn is such a sweet blogger and I have enjoyed her immensely in the past 9 months since I've started blogging. Now...I really must check out your blog as I see a fellow Canadian here...and your profile says amongst all the creative things you also ta...I am off to reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

This is such a wonderful idea~
I have been following Dawn's (The Feathered Nest) for several months now and just very recently plunged in with my own blog.
There are sooo many warm and wonderful people out there, it just makes your heart sing!

Thanks so much for sharing Dawn with everyone.

Take care,

Kel said...

Great interview
Really well done

windy angels said...

Wonderful idea - the interviews. I was thinking of something similiar but haven't gotten started yet - will probably be a long while.
You asked some great questions of Dawn. I am very excited to return to her blog and see what is happening.
I love the picture of the little birds with their signs. How far away can spring really be with such beautiful harbingers?

KarenHarveyCox said...

Dawn is such a lovely spirit and her creations are equally as lovely. What a wonderful interview. I look forward to more.


kathy said...

So glad to have found you through
dawn's blog -- great interview -- she is one of my favorites -- and
we have met in person and I have things I purchased from her when she had her shop Love your site also -- Now a new favorite to add
Blessings - kathy - ga

Miss Sandy said...

Dawn is one of my daily blog stops and she is really a genuine and sweet person. She has helped me out with a few blog issues and is always willing to offer a hand a friendship. Great interview!

sherry lee said...

Ah, another lovely lady with a deep soul, deep abiding faith and talent that she has been gifted to grace us all with.

creative sandwich's lovely proprietors said...

What a graciously wonderful site you have at the Feathered Nest. I'll be by your site again soon!
~ Bessie x0x