Friday, February 5, 2010

6 degrees on the interweb...

The internet (interwebby!) makes the world a pretty small place. I want to give you a bit of an example of my take on 6 degrees of seperation on the interweb...

I'm on flickr and friend folk whose images are cool and who make interesting stuff. I friended Kapten Hanna a few years ago, she is a tattoo artist and I made the decision that I loved her work so much that I would travel to the USA to get some inking by her. So I travelled to Portland Maine, we met and felt like we had known each other for ages and became 'real friends' rather than just interweb friends. She inked this lovely lady on my arm (it's a lady on a lady by a lady!)


Around a year ago I also friended the lovely Silje on flickr. She made cute stuff, had a cute dog called cupcake and I really liked her paintings. There was one painting in particular of a matryoshka doll that I adored and thought would make an awesome tattoo so while I was in Portland, I emailed her to see if she would mind if I used her image as a tattoo. (This is a good courtesy I think! Ask before you ink!)

I also enjoyed Silje's blog and etsy store too! The funny thing is after emailing her, I realized a. that she tattoos and b. that she was based in Portland Maine too! Weird huh? So we teed up to meet and I got my lovely matryoshka doll done by the artist I loved! Here's a pic after it was done with me in my nana undies!

Matryoshka and nana pants!

She naturally knew Hanna as they are dog lovers, knitters and tattooists so we had a bit to chat about.

As a bit of a crafty gal, I belong to various crafty social media sites and groups. One of them is Raverly and I belong to the tattoo and knitters group where we post and chat about tattooing. I posted images of my 2 new tattoos on this site and got a lovely message from Sam aka Jenny Leggings. We became friends and follow each others twitter and blogs. I was reading her post about her recent embroidery of a russian nesting doll which was inspired by... yep, Silje's original matryoshka paintings!

So even though this isn't really a 6 degrees of seperation, I just wanted to point out how awesome the interweb can be! I have gorgeous friends who are based in the USA and UK and who are from Sweeden and Norway and we all dig the same stuff and keep up to date with what we are making, watching and loving. The interweb is pretty cool huh?!


Silje Røe Hagland said...

aw, reading this made me really happy! And it really makes you think the world sure is small!

I hope you are doing well pretty lady!


miss mardi nowak said...

Thanks Miss Silje! I hope all is going well for you guys too and hopefully we will catch up soon. It sure is a small world and I'm blown away how we can make friends all over the world these days! xxx

Ladybastard said...

aww Silje I love her :D

dk said...

The blogosphere is a small world; I find most of the stuff I'm interested in is all connected- and this is one of those times! I found your blog through Silje's, and I'm so glad I did!

PS LOVE LOVE LOVE your tattoo of the nesting doll. SUPER JEALOUS.

miss mardi nowak said...

Thanks so much for your comment! I love how 'global' we can be with the internet.

I love my russian nesting doll too... I want to get another on the other hip!
Cheers, mardi

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