The Art in the Park event in Worcester Mass. is back! And I tease you not it is even BETTER than last year. Last year the event was hit or miss but this year I don't think there is one sculpture that I don't like. All of the work this year is made to withstand the elements and all of the work has been really thought out, plus there are quite a few created with recycled materials!
Added by Heather Skowood on July 29, 2009 at 10:33am —
I just read this great blog post about "Calculating Your Rate" on www.designspongeonline.com This info is from a Biz Ladies session featuring Clair Holt of Grid Impact, a creative management and consulting firm. There's a lot of great stuff in this article including how to calculate taxes. Check it out at
for the DesignSpongeOnline Biz Ladies archive click… Continue
Added by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on July 28, 2009 at 6:55pm —
Which just happens to be where I went recently to be a juror.
Yours truly, Stevie B., along with Associate Professor Erica Spitzer Rasmussen
(Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN) and Professor… Continue
Added by Stevie B. on July 25, 2009 at 11:00pm —
I'm VERY pleased to announce that I have a new website up at www.heatherskowoodjewelry.com
This site has much much more than my previous website including a page dedicated to my commissioned jewelry, a page for my new recycled jewelry, and page for the latest news about my jewelry including my blog. Plus, the site has software that allows me to update it much more… Continue
Added by Heather Skowood on July 24, 2009 at 4:21pm —
Added by Robert Longyear on July 22, 2009 at 2:57pm —
I've been using an arylic varnish to bring the shine to my polymer clay creations but I'm finding that over time, they tend to either get sticky or they start peeling. Should I not use this method or is there a recommendation someone can give me on what they have found works best? Should I just polish and if so, how do you do that with polymer clay that has intricate detail without jeopardizing the detail? Thx so much.
Added by Sandy Lewis on July 21, 2009 at 9:18pm —
There's a new book called "Jewelry Design" that's just being published in China written by Shannon Guo. I cannot read a word since it's all in Chinese, but it looks like a nice book with lots of good pictures. My work, along with that of a lot of familiar faces, is featured through out the book. The piece on the far right of the cover is one of my brooches.
Shannon Guo is Associate Professor, Jewelry and Metals Studio at the Fine Arts College of… Continue
Added by Deborrah Daher on July 19, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I made my NYTimes
debut on Wednesday in the Style Magazine section for the opening of GlassWear
at the Museum of Arts… Continue
Added by emiko oye on July 16, 2009 at 5:29am —
I represent the ashes and dust
All that's sittin up in ya chin that's got ya stuck in a rut
You can fire
Hold your fire, son, I'm smokin you up
You can whistle your desires
Even Buddah got… Continue
Added by Robert Longyear on July 15, 2009 at 2:35am —
Thanks so much to Crafthaus for featuring my work!
What great company to be in.
Added by Andy Cooperman on July 15, 2009 at 12:03am —
Do you remember when you first learned about colors? I can’t be for sure, but I must have learned “my colors” from my father as he painted tiny little faces on his fishing lures. We would sit at our dining table for hours as he secured each small metal lure in a mini-clipped vice and then delicately created “alluring tiny faces” to attract the biggest of fish in the lake. I remember his determination at painting perfect little yellow circles within larger black or red circles for the eyes. Now,… Continue
Added by Denise Landis on July 13, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Added by Robert Longyear on July 13, 2009 at 2:16am —
We had a wonderful workshop on Cold Connections with Nanz Aalund the last weekend in June. I just want to say it was a great class and everyone was very pleased with the workshop. Nanz is a very good teacher and really explains techniques well. If other members of the Crafthaus social network have the chance to take a class taught by her, I don't think you would be disappointed.
Added by Linda Lankford on July 10, 2009 at 11:52pm —
I hear that the SMM Member Only Exhibition had some fabulous work submitted and that the exhibition promises to be a huge success. Thank you Aimee Domash for all of your work on this project. I had the opportunity to see some of the pieces submitted and they were outstanding. As a group we are so fortunate to have so many talented members. I hope to get some photos of the pieces and with permission from the individual artists, post some of them to this site and to the SMM website. Exhibition… Continue
Added by Linda Lankford on July 10, 2009 at 11:43pm —
Yep, that's me! Judge, jury, and executioner Stevie B! Or something like that...
Actually I've been asked to be a judge in another state for some sort of art grant. That's as detailed as I can get.
It's all mysterious and hush-hush I know but if a prospective applicant got wind of…
Added by Stevie B. on July 10, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Well, after a little break I'm back at Metalwerx in Waltham, Massachusetts to teach jewelry. This August I will be teaching a basic jewelry course
focusing on the pendant as a point of departure for explorations with tools and fire that will turn you into a serious junky for making your own jewelry. If by chance you don't become hooked you will at least walk away… Continue
Added by Heather Skowood on July 10, 2009 at 1:17pm —
Took my brooch in for the SMM member show today. What a problem child that brooch was. The best thing I can say is that it was a "learning what not to do next time" experience.
Added by Linda Lankford on July 9, 2009 at 12:57am —
Are you wondering how to find a gallery, submit your work and establish a strong working relationship?
Find your answers at:
This is a four part series originally published on Etsy to promote the SNAG Professional Development Seminar 2009.
This information from the… Continue
Added by Harriete Estel Berman on July 9, 2009 at 12:04am —
Announcing an important new resource for craft writing.
The Journal of Modern Craft
is now into its second year. Its first four issues have already gathered a considerable amount of craft scholarship. The position of craft in modernity has been broadly examined in wide range of cultures, including Alaska, Britain, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Finland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Slovakia, Sri Lanka and USA.
Now the print journal has an online presence to… Continue
Added by Kevin Murray on July 8, 2009 at 9:18pm —
When I heared the doorbell ring I did not expect it to be this book! I expected it to arrive sometime in September, at least that's when I heared it was to be mailed. Silly rumors.
I've only quickly checked out the book, somehow finding the page my piece is on, but so far so good. Like Disney World a Lark 500 book needs at least a few days to see everything.
Now if only I would finally receive some sort… Continue
Added by Stevie B. on July 8, 2009 at 1:06pm —