Yesterday ....after deliberating for several days whether to write this or not....I wrote my 10th post on Niume, a blogging platform and writing community originating in the UK. It is entitled "The Evolution Of Two Paintings, One Poem, And The Artist". The link to the page is here:
It has taken 4 decades, 3 years, and 10 months for me to write this information down. And then to share this with the world....well, that was a challenge for me just to get out the gate. So far it has been the most popular post I have written on Niume. I just started there on Sept. 12, 2016. I am amazed at the reception of it. It presents some controversial topics to consider....like women's lib, violating women's rights, sexual orientation, personal exploration through art, acceptance of women's rights in a male dominated field, freedom of speech, etc. I had never expected to have the courage to speak out about these topics before. I guess the time has come.
Yesterday I finally got my Author's Page on Amazon.com up and running....adding some of my book trailers from YouTube as well. The photo of me was taken in Dec. 2012. The URL is:
The books available on this page that have book trailers are "Misty My Cat", "Christmas Joy", "Hamsters Feel Like Velvet....", and "One Artist's Perspective". I also have a video, "My Welcome Channel" which gives an overview.
Yesterday I started hosting my first contest on FAA. It has to do with childhood dreams we had while growing up. You know...I want to be a dancer, a cartoonist, a book illustrator, a figure painter, a fine artist.....well, you get the drift. As I wrote in the contest description:
Let your imagination
I hope that expresses the freedom one had to create with abandon...without concern for imposing rules or society's judgments. The image I used as an example is an ink wash drawing of a dancer in expressionistic style. My first ambition as a little girl was to be a ballet dancer. :-) I already see many entries in this contest that had the same idea!
What was fun for me is that I have created certificates for the top 3 prizes awarded. They show the appropriate ribbon, placement, name of contest, name of administrator (me), and the date. So if the winners will send me their email addresses, I will email them their certificates. I used the DrawPlusx8 program by Serif to create these prizes. So I hope you like!
Yoo Hoo, Google! As of July 1, 2015, my account at FineArtAmerica.com is: http://2-denise-fulmer.fineartamerica.com/
I had closed my other account for a while and have now opened another one, a free one. I had needed to take off some time to get a reverse mortgage and look after my health. It has been time consuming and overwhelming for a while, but now I am back. Good to see FAA again!