Monday, February 1, 2016

Nibblefest Artist Interview: Jodi Oster

Nibblefest Artist Interview: Jodi Oster




Art by Jodi Oster


How long have you been creating art (and/or) selling it online? 

I have been creating for more then 20 years. Selling online for about 14 years.


How did you first hear about Nibblefest and when did you first start Nibblefesting? 

If I remember correctly, I found out about NFAC when I was looking on ebay.




Art by Jodi Oster

What do you enjoy about Nibblefest? 

I enjoy the challenges (themes) each month. It makes me think. I also like seeing what everyone else comes up with.


Art by Jodi Oster



What do you do to drive traffic to your Nibblefest auction(s)?

I try to get people to go on ebay each month when NFAC is happening by posting on ebay and on instagram.




What are you working on right now? (Side projects? Wip?) 

I have a few different projects going on. I do craft shows so I am always creating new things. 
Art by Jodi Oster

 Where can people find your work?

My Facebook Page
My Etsy Shop
and instagram- josterfolkart





Art by Jodi Oster








Wednesday, January 20, 2016

January's Nibblefest Theme: "ENCHANTED FOREST"





Art by Nibblefest artist, Lynette Sims Clay




“He does not despise real woods 

because he has read of enchanted woods; 

the reading makes all real woods 

a little enchanted.....”

~C.S. Lewis





Art by Nibblefest artist Tammy Gulat





The start of our next round of  



The Nibblefest Art Contest



  begins....TODAY!





  ~ (January 20th) ~





The theme for JANUARY 2016 is:




"ENCHANTED FOREST"

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Art by Nibblefest artist, Roopa Dudley


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enchant : [en-chant, -chahnt] 








verb (used with object)
 
Definition: 

1. To subject to magical influence; bewitch.

2. To delight to a high degree.



3. To impart a magic quality or effect to.



 
Art by Nibblefest artist Penny Stewart

 

 

forest : [fawr-ist, for-] 








noun
 
Definition: 

1.  A large tract of land covered with trees and underbrush; woodland.

2.  The trees on such a tract.


3. A tract of wooded grounds in England formerly belonging to the sovereign and set apart for game.
4.  A thick cluster of vertical objects.





Art by Nibblefest Artist Christine E. S. Code, of CES

   
'Enter these enchanted woods, 
You who dare....."

~George Meredith



Art by Nibblefest artist, Jenny Luan Frye




“It was an irresistible development of modern illustration that borders should be abandoned and the "picture" end only with the paper. This method may be suitable for for photographs; 
but it is altogether inappropriate for the pictures that illustrate or are inspired by fairy-stories. An enchanted forest requires a margin, even an elaborate border. 
To print it coterminous with the page, like a "shot" of the Rockies in Picture Post, as if it were indeed a "snap" of fairyland or a "sketch by our artist on the spot", is a folly and an abuse.” 
 
~ J.R.R. Tolkien




Art by Nibblefest artist, Fran Brooks


 
"Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, 
in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, 
a little boy and his Bear will always be playing."
 ~ A. A. Milne



Art by Nibblefest artist, Fran Brooks





“Sleep is like a mythical creature 

that lives in fairy forest 

and drinks rainbow water.”

~Lynne Harper




Art by Nibblefest artist, Jenny Luan Frye



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"If you should walk and wind and wander far enough on one of those afternoons in April when smoke goes down instead of up, and nearby things sound far away and far things near, 
you are more than likely to come at last to the enchanted forest that lies between the Moonstone Mines and Centaurs Mountain. You'll know the woods when you are still a long way off by virtue of a fragrance you can never quite forget and never quite remember."
~James Thurber 








Art by Nibblefest artist Penny Stewart



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 "To me all woods are enchanted. 
I cannot imagine being lonely in them."
 ~Beverly Nichols





Art by Nibblefest artist, Tammy Gulat


 

So, wont you join us for this month's

 

 

  NIBBLEFEST ART CONTEST...?







Art by Nibblefest artist, Lynette Sims Clay




When, 


starting today, on January 20th


artists near and far will gather via Ebay 


to present their own unique 
and one-of-a-kind interpretations of the theme....:





"ENCHANTED FOREST"





Art by Nibblefest artist Penny Stewart






The Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC)  

is the fun and friendly, 
monthly-themed art competition 
that begins on the 20th of each month, 
and is open to all.  


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Art by Nibblefest artist, Fran Brooks


Hosted via Ebay, 
all Nibblefest art entries 
start  at just .99 cents.
  Fun for artists AND collectors....! 





To view upcoming monthly themes, see this post.
For complete rules please visit our 

NFAC Facebook Page

or check out the info on the side of this blog....)
   


Art by Nibblefest artist Penny Stewart




(*Please note: 

The art by Nibblefest Artists featured in this post 
may represent past portfolio works, 
not current NFAC entries.)



Art by Nibblefest artist Penny Stewart




HAPPY NIBBLE-FESTING.....!



Art by Nibblefest artist Leola Goldsmith Walker






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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December's Nibblefest Theme: "BIRDS"





"If I had to choose, 
I would rather have birds than airplanes."

~Charles Lindbergh





Art by Nibblfest artist, Kathy Clemente






The start of our next round of  




The Nibblefest Art Contest




  begins in a few days....!




  (on the 20th) 






The theme for December 2015 is: 


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Art by Nibblfest artist, Fran Brooks




~"BIRDS"~
Art by Nibblfest artist, Jenny Luan Frye

"Planting native species in our gardens and communities 
is increasingly important, because indigenous insects, 
birds and wildlife rely on them. Over thousands, 
and sometimes millions, of years they have co-evolved
 to live in local climate and soil conditions."
~David Suzuki
 
Art by Nibblfest artist, Fran Brooks


  

"I think penguins are the most human of all the birds, 
which may be why people love them. 
They're cute, they stand upright 
and they look like they're wearing tuxedos...."
~Shia LaBeouf
Art by Nibblfest artist, Penny Stewart




"Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, 
simpler state of being which we may strive to attain."
~Douglas Coupland 
Art by Nibblfest artist, Fran Brooks




"I really like birds. 
Everyone always wants me to say 
that I can't stand to go near them, 
just like they want Janet Leigh 
to confess that she can't bear to take a shower. 
Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you...."
~Tippi Hedren

Art by Nibblfest artist, Tammy Gulat





"Everyone likes birds. 
What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, 
as close to us and everyone in the world, 
as universal as a bird?"
~David Attenborough

 
Art by Nibblfest artist, Jenny Luan Frye



"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. 
It saves going to heaven."
~Emily Dickinson

 

Art by Nibblfest artist, Penny Stewart

"The desire to fly is an idea 
handed down to us by our ancestors....
who looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air"
 ~Wilbur Wright
Art by Nibblfest artist, Fran Brooks

 

 

 

"When I see a bird that walks like a duck 

and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, 

 I call that bird a duck..."

~James Whitcomb Riley

 

Art by Nibblefest artist, Jenny Luan Frye

 

 

"I'm terrified of heights, 
but I think there's something really beautiful 
about birds and soaring, 
having a bird's-eye view of the world..."

~Lindy Booth

 

Art by Nibblefest artist, Jenny Luan Frye

 

  

 

So, wont you join us for this month's

NIBBLEFEST ART CONTEST....?   



Art by Nibblfest artist, Fran Brooks




When, 


starting on DECEMBER 20th


artists near and far will gather via Ebay 


to present their own unique 
and one-of-a-kind interpretations of the theme....:


~"BIRDS"~ 
Art by Nibblfest artist, Kathy Clemente


The Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC)  

is the fun and friendly, monthly-themed art competition that begins on the 20th of each month, and is open to all.  
   

Art by Nibblfest artist, Patience, of Art of Patience





Hosted via Ebay, 
all Nibblefest art entries 
start  at just .99 cents.
  Fun for artists AND collectors....! 
Art by Nibblfest artist, Fran Brooks


 
To view upcoming monthly themes, see this post.
For complete rules please visit our 

NFAC Facebook Page

or check out the info on the side of this blog....)
   


Art by Nibblfest artist, Penny Stewart




(*Please note: 

The art by Nibblefest Artists featured in this post may represent past portfolio works, not current NFAC entries.)




Art by Nibblfest artist, Jenny Luan Frye

 
HAPPY NIBBLE-FESTING.....!
Art by Nibblfest artist,Tammy Gulat