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2Roses blows

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

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

monkeys...in…

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Added by 2Roses on July 20, 2010 at 8:59am — 2 Comments

New Brochures about the Professional Guidelines are available!







SNAG has just published two NEW PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on July 12, 2010 at 5:27pm — No Comments

My morning coffee with the I.R.S. MAN - Tips to prevent or smooth your audit with the I.R.S.

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.…



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Added by Harriete E Berman on July 6, 2010 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Residencies in Nebraska for Visual Artists, Composers, Writers - Deadline Sept. 1, 2010

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 — No Comments

Jewelry as Portrait

The latest from the folks at Etsy Metal - A challenge that paired two artists who made portraits of each other - in jewelry.…

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Added by 2Roses on July 5, 2010 at 1:16am — No Comments

Leo Sewell: Junk Sculptor Part 2

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…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 26, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Mother Teresa Pointillism Portrait Wins!

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 — 2 Comments

SNAG Linkedin network group is up!

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.

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=3134794&trk=anet_ug_hm/

Added by Anthony Tammaro on June 14, 2010 at 1:31pm — No Comments

You're an idiot, thanks for asking

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

thought.



Checking with Paypal revealed no payment, but this could mean all kinds

of things. so we wrote:



"Hi Rhonda,

We have received your Etsy order for the 2Roses…
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Added by 2Roses on June 12, 2010 at 10:00am — 16 Comments

Las Vegas Jewelry Week 2010

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 — 1 Comment

Teaching in England in August

Hi everyone,

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…
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Added by Megan Corwin on June 11, 2010 at 2:49pm — No Comments

OIl spill in gulf...

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 — 15 Comments

Earrings to Shut My Mother-In-Law Up

"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

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…

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Added by 2Roses on June 1, 2010 at 8:48am — 2 Comments

Newly completed commission...

Added by Deborrah Daher on May 28, 2010 at 5:26pm — 4 Comments

Pricing - how, when, why

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 — 2 Comments

Has any of your works ever been stolen ?

This is big news here: Unfortunately 5 major artworks were stolen from a Paris museum.…

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Added by Julie M. on May 20, 2010 at 11:52am — 2 Comments

Are You Wondering How To Price Your Work?

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.) …

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Added by Harriete E Berman on May 16, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Back Story



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…

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Added by 2Roses on May 16, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

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