Nicole has just started a new blog called Embloggery, in which she hand embroiders every single one of her posts.
The idea with this project is to examine the implications of the fact that we now have the ability to disseminate widely something written very quickly, to a potentially very large audience… My response is to create this blog, posting embroidered diary entries on a semi-daily basis. While the posting of the image is nearly instantaneous, the act of physically creating the object is much slower than typing or even handwriting an entry. This forces me to think very carefully about what to include.
Not only is Nicole posting her embroidered entries on her blog, but she’s also using applications like Flickr, Myspace and Facebook to elaborate on the embroideries by tagging friends mentioned in the posts and adding links. I love the idea of combining something so low-tech with high-tech functions. I can’t wait to watch the blog develop!