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group dedicated to the experimental use of the blog format as a means of communication and critique

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Calling all bloggers!!!!

This is a forum created to post your own blog address and to check out others! Come straight to the source for all your blogging needs, questions, and ideas! Excited to see what everyone is up to!

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Upcoming business information to share with your readers on the East Coast and West Coast

Started by Harriete Estel Berman Feb 15, 2011. 0 Replies

Harriete Estel Berman will be giving a business workshop for artists and makers on April 9 & 10 , 2011 in the Harrisburg , PA area. More information can be found here on the…Continue

Are You Wondering How to Price Your Work? Please feel welcome to share this information with your readers.

Started by Harriete Estel Berman Feb 15, 2011. 0 Replies

Are You Wondering How to Price Your Work? It is the number one questions we all have!Pricing is one of the most difficult business issues artists have to face. Unfortunately, most people are under…Continue

PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES has new brochures

Started by Harriete Estel Berman Feb 15, 2011. 0 Replies

The PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES has three new brochures which are available at no charge for your local arts groups. Contact Dana Singer, Executive Director of SNAG at: dsinger@snagmetalsmith.org Your…Continue

How much is too much?

Started by demi thomloudis. Last reply by Sophia Georgiopoulou Jan 6, 2011. 7 Replies

 There is a fine line  when it comes to sharing information. I have run into a few road blocks when it comes to " lettin' it all hang out."  My question is, that if some artists are using the blog…Continue

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Comment by demi thomloudis on February 15, 2011 at 2:29pm
Harriete that would be great! can u post a link to this information?
Comment by Harriete Estel Berman on February 9, 2011 at 2:06am

Hello everyone in this blogging group.

I was wondering if your blog would benefit by sharing some resources with the artists that follow your blog.

I can give you links to the Professional Guidelines, information about our new brochures for your readers, information about the upcoming Professional Development Seminar about Niche Marketing and Photography in Flux, and more...

Please let me know what would be most helpful.

Harriete

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comment by demi thomloudis on January 21, 2011 at 12:29pm

I like this site a lot too! 

 

toronto craft alert

Comment by Nicola Louise Reed on January 10, 2011 at 10:21am

Here is a link to my blog http://nicola-reed.blogspot.com/

 

I like to document my own work as well as keeping up to date with contemporary jewellery.

 

I will soon be using a blog to document my new collaborative collection with textile designer Sara Nevay, which will act as markers of reflection in the making process.

Please follow me :) 

Comment by demi thomloudis on January 5, 2011 at 10:23pm

last two comments were great! glad this is inspiring  as a place to  share! just now getting over the holiday mania. more to some soon!

Comment by Montserrat Lacomba on January 3, 2011 at 2:25am

Thank you Melissa for following my blog. I appreciate a lot your comment, for me comunication is the most important and I like to share information with people around the world. I visit also your blog and I think that we can understand much more your work, personal blog approaches the artist to us.

 

Comment by Melissa Cameron on January 2, 2011 at 7:31pm

"group dedicated to the experimental use of the blog format as a means of communication and critique"

I think that statement has encapsulated the best blogs that I follow; (and of course Montserrat's is one of them) communication and critique. There's a lot out there that offer communication, but reasoned and reasonable critique is a harder thing to find. I think this forum is a great idea, and I'm glad of the mission statement - something to strive for.

melissacameron.net/blog

Comment by Genevieve E. Flynn on January 1, 2011 at 7:56pm
I am brand new to the blogging world.  I have never felt that my writing was something that someone else would be interested in.  I am also a bit perplexed as to what I would write about.  I teach jewelry classes and techniques and when I make a statement like this my students are always surprised.  I just don't see myself as a wealth of information.  I am hoping that my blogging will help me to share information to others without boring them to tears!!!!
Comment by Sarah Holden on December 14, 2010 at 10:48pm

Well, I don't know about everyone else but my favorite part of blogging is seeing that people are looking at my blog!

I use Blogger and I recently learned about Blogger stats, which gives you not only how many people are looking at your website but what they are looking at and where they came from.  I realized after adding stats to my blogger page that the biggest group of visitors come to my blog looking for images of artist work.  So I decided to create more posts about the artists that I am looking at and I've seen a big jump in traffic. 

 

That is what is motivating me to blog!

 

To see your stats in blogger just type draft.blogger.com and you will see a STATS option on your dashboard and go see stats!  Here is an article about it:

http://bloggerindraft.blogspot.com/2010/07/introducing-blogger-stat...

 

I hope this gets your blogging juices flowing!

 

Sarah

Comment by demi thomloudis on December 14, 2010 at 8:47pm

sophia- I am a new blogger my self!  thanks for opening up with these questions, I'm sure the group will have some feed back. I think adding your blog to your website would be great!

 

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Tales From the Tool Box - A Crafthaus Online Exhibition

Diana Greenwood
‘There is always one moment in childhood…’

Mantel Box 230 x 330 x 45 mm

Mantel Box in Cherry wood with a hinged glass door, containing a silver vessel marked ‘drink me’, marbles, sweets and found objects

A piece about childhood, forgotten toys, favorite stories and the loss of innocence as the future beckons, inspired by ‘Garden of Love’ by William Blake.

Image Credit: Diana Greenwood

www.diana-greenwood.com

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

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We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

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