August 2015 Blog Posts (30)

"All About Jewelry" at Paluma Arts Center

Added by Brigitte Martin on August 7, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Ferguson's Radical Knitters

The Yarn Mission formed in 2014 in response to the violence and police brutality in Ferguson Photograph: The Guardian

Interesting to read about this group in a British newspaper. Where's the US coverage? - BMartin, editor…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 7, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

BIG News, Norfolk Holidays and the RCA

It is the end of the holiday period and some of you might be wondering why I've not posted very much over the last few weeks and the truth of the matter is that I've not been able to speak about what's been happening until now.…

Birmingham Central Library
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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 7, 2015 at 8:22am — 2 Comments

WANTED Better Displays - Display Offender #1 Black Drape Booths

New Blog Post series by Harriete Estel Berman!

Retailing is a highly competitive market -- especially at a craft show. Not only are you competing with every other seller at the show, but also all the other demands on the customer's pocket, i.e. rent, tonight's…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 6, 2015 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Artisanal Pencil Sharpening

A lot of people think they know how to sharpen pencils. They don't.

A practical and theoretical treatise on the artisanal craft of pencil sharpening. The number one #2 pencil sharpener in the world, David Rees takes viewers through the delicate process of sharpening a pencil by hand. Watch and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 4, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Art Room, UK: Art as Therapy for Disengaged Children

Art and craft education benefits absolutely everybody and especially those who don't do well in standardized environments or have been through personal turmoil. In education, why do we focus so much on STEM when we really need to have STEAM? Here's an example of how this works…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 3, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Manipulated Algorithm Produces Psychedelic Abstractions

Author: Jon Sufrin, CBC Arts

Last month, Google revealed that it had found a…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 3, 2015 at 7:43am — No Comments

The Society of Arts and Crafts Boston selected for Pier 4 Cultural Space

Newbury Street-based nonprofit will move operations to 20,000-square-foot space on South Boston Waterfront

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Colorado-based real estate investment trust firm UDR have chosen The Society of Arts and Crafts as the future tenant for the nearly-complete cultural space at 100 Pier 4. The 21-story…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 1, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

American Craft Council: Hip Pop Helps Emerging Designers Enter High-end Craft Show Market

Application process opens: September 1, 2015.

Are you ready to take the next step with your career? Join a supportive community of fellow emerging artists in our Hip Pop program, a bridging program designed to help emerging artists…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 1, 2015 at 7:04am — No Comments

Tip of the Month: Slaying the Myth Monsters

Source: CERF+ Studio Protector

Myths may lie dormant on Monster Island, but when disaster rears its ugly head, they will come down on you like Godzilla’s foot on Tokyo! Knowledge is power and can help you keep your monster under control.

Myth: My studio is…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 1, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

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