We recently had an opportunity to do some glass blowing with master glass artist Stephen Woodruff. We love adding skills to our repertoire. Corliss is making a drinking glass here. That glass on the end of the Continue
tube is cherry red molten hot. And yes, a glass studio is only slightly
less hotter than hell, particularly in Southern California in July. But glass blowing is more fun than a barrel of
Added by 2Roses on July 20, 2010 at 8:59am —
Added by Harriete E Berman on July 12, 2010 at 5:27pm —
Coming up is my "anniversary" of my I.R.S. audit. Three summers ago, I was "invited" for a morning visit with the I.R.S. What a petrifying experience! Coffee was politely offered but my adrenaline was pumping already. Everything turned out fine...but perhaps you may gain some insight from how I survived economically unscathed and on
excellent terms with the I.R.S.…
Added by Harriete E Berman on July 6, 2010 at 11:39pm —
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska
Deadline September 1, 2010
The mission of Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is to support established and emerging writers, visual artists and composers by providing working and living environments that allow uninterrupted time for work, reflection and creative growth. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers up to fifty juried residencies per year to… Continue
Added by Jenni Brant on July 6, 2010 at 11:34am —
The latest from the folks at Etsy Metal - A challenge that paired two artists who made portraits of each other - in jewelry.… Continue
Added by 2Roses on July 5, 2010 at 1:16am —
Added by Denise Landis on June 28, 2010 at 3:02am —
I would understand, from their viewpoint, because they lived through the depression, that they appreciated a certain aspect of your work which is that you create something out of objects that are just lying around…recreating and using what is already there, you aren’t being… Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on June 26, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Added by Anthony Tammaro on June 21, 2010 at 1:07pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
Added by Deborrah Daher on May 28, 2010 at 5:26pm —
recent musings.....i have been engaged most recently in repricing all of my work. i have given careful thought to this over the past couple of months & have come to realize that, in some cases, i was actually sellling my work at wholesale prices (or very close to it). so.....after some research (thanks, thomas mann), i have repriced every single item in my inventory. result - the retail price of most items has increased, from just a few dollars to as much as 30%, which is huge. those pieces… Continue
Added by Laura Teague on May 23, 2010 at 8:19am —
This is big news here: Unfortunately 5 major artworks were stolen from a Paris museum.… Continue
Added by Julie M. on May 20, 2010 at 11:52am —
ARE YOU WONDERING HOW TO PRICE YOUR WORK?
Pricing is one of the most difficult business issues artists have to face. Unfortunately, most people are under pricing their work.
The Professional Development Seminar
during the Houston SNAG Conference recorded their program on pricing for you to listen in. (The links are listed below.) … Continue
Added by Harriete E Berman on May 16, 2010 at 11:30am —
One of the cool things about handmade items is that there is almost always a story behind the piece. Take this pendant, for example. It’s made of Biggs Jasper, which comes from Oregon. We have been prospectors and rockhounds for many decades, and collected the rough used in this pendant in the late 1970’s. You generally have to get pretty far off the trail to find anything good when you’re… Continue
Added by 2Roses on May 16, 2010 at 1:30am —