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?
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