Added by Brigitte Martin on June 30, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Added by Brigitte Martin on June 30, 2010 at 6:00am —
Added by Denise Landis on June 28, 2010 at 3:02am —
Recently, I had the great pleasure to speak with Leo Sewell, a self- described “junk sculptor”, living in the Philadelphia area. He was gracious… Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on June 25, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Added by Anthony Tammaro on June 21, 2010 at 1:07pm —
I will pretend for a moment that this story is true:… Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on June 19, 2010 at 7:00am —
Max Eberle, professional artist from Dover, Ohio, won First Place with his portrait in pointillism titled Teresa In Prayer. The portrait competition was sponsored by Fine Art America http://www.fineartamerica.com
and focused on portraits of famous people in pointillism, a unique style of art which requires painting or drawing with dots or dabs. The competition included forty-one portraits from fourteen pointillists. Max Eberle’s portrait of Mother… Continue
Added by Denise Landis on June 18, 2010 at 8:08pm —
Everyone has dream projects, things they would like to do and accomplish if money, time and other hurdles were not factors we needed to consider.
What is your "Castle in the Sky" ? To learn a certain craft technique ? To do a crazy project ? To live by the ocean and play the bongos ? To be the crafthauseditor ? - Sorry guys, that castle is already taken.… Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on June 16, 2010 at 10:30am —
Hello SNAG members. The official SNAG Linkedin group has been launched. If you are a member of Linkedin feel free to join and spread the word to all your contacts. If you are not on Linkedin, no worries, just sign up and ad it to your ever growing list of web what not. Hope to see you there.
Added by Anthony Tammaro on June 14, 2010 at 1:31pm —
There's an old expression, "too clever by half".
Here is one permutation of that in real time.
We woke up yesterday, checked on our Etsy store, and there was a sale
from one Rhonda Ryan. Hurray. Nice way to start the day. Or so we
Checking with Paypal revealed no payment, but this could mean all kinds
of things. so we wrote:
We have received your Etsy order for the 2Roses… Continue
Added by 2Roses on June 12, 2010 at 10:00am —
Rolling down the Las Vegas strip at 10pm on a Friday night and it’s a solid 98° outside. We’ve been here before. Its going to be jewelry/hell week in Vegas. Saturday does not disappoint as the temperature rockets to 110° by mid-morning.
Ok, the shows are in nice air-conditioned casinos, so we’ll only have to fire-walk from show to show. We mention the weather as one possible reason for the noticeably light crowds in town. Having been to Vegas… Continue
Added by 2Roses on June 11, 2010 at 4:58pm —
I'm going to be teaching at West Dean south of London near Chichester in August this year. The class is not full and I would love to increase enrollment. I'm teaching chasing and repousse and will be bringing a few copies of my book, "Chasing and Repousse: Methods Ancient and Modern" along. This address should bring you right to… Continue
Added by Megan Corwin on June 11, 2010 at 2:49pm —
For those of us who don't go the teaching route non-traditional methods of survival are always employed, but we can always hope for sales here and there to keep a glimmer going at the end of the tunnel. With the economy in the worst shape it's been for possibly two generations, I know I'm not the only one left wondering how to keep the show going.
I also know I can't be the only one reading gleaming reports from all of the major craft expos and wondering if I'm trapped in some parallel… Continue
Added by Jillian Moore on June 8, 2010 at 11:00am —
This is a hilarious piece of street theater invented and performed by artist Todd Lamb. I stumbled across this via one of my favorite websites, Lost at E Minor. Thanks, guys !
This is what Todd has to say about his project:…
Added by Brigitte Martin on June 7, 2010 at 8:23am —
Are artists born that way - or are artists simply the result of some really good schooling ?
Also, the word 'artist' is being tossed around a lot - so, in your mind, what exactly constitutes an 'artist'/craft artist, and who gets to decide that you are/are not one ?
Your thoughts ?
Added by Brigitte Martin on June 4, 2010 at 2:30pm —
This oil seeping out and into our beautiful ocean by the minute makes me sick to my stomach. I think I'm going to make a piece ...maybe a flower or bird and drip some type of black rubber stuff on it....hum. Anyone else feeling the need to make a statement with their work?????
Added by Aimee A. Domash on June 3, 2010 at 7:28pm —
"Why don't you make nice jewelry that normal people can wear?" My mother-in-law is generally a sweet person, but our jewelry seriously disrupts the balance of her universe. We don't have the heart to let her Continue
know that we actually find this amusing. Instead we made these, as a sort of offering/sacrifice. Unfortunately, we did not anticipate the law of unintended consequences, as this gesture simply reinforced her…
Added by 2Roses on June 1, 2010 at 8:48am —