Something big happened in the online art world in 2019, and this made us consider how artists network. What happened? In March 2019, F & W Media, Inc. former owner of Wet Canvas.com filed for bankruptcy. This process was finalised in 2019 resulting in asset sales. Peak Media Properties purchased some assets - including the large art online forum - Wetcanvas.com. It’s timely in that it led us to think how will we artists network and get advice should a major online art forum - such … [Read more...] about How would 995,981 artists network if WetCanvas.com had gone?
Have you found that you reach for an art or craft medium because of the way you feel? Perhaps you’re doing some art or craft project now but don’t know why you chose that craft. Do you wonder how your emotions affect your art and craft choices? Has this happened to you? Remember back to see if you chose an art or craft project in the past – and in hindsight realized why you chose that medium - at that time in your life. I know I have, and it was a long time afterwards that I … [Read more...] about Do your emotions affect your and art and craft choices?
Do you have any excess 100% white cotton fabric lying around? Perhaps you have lots of old cotton white sheets or fabric that you don’t need? Do you feel it would be wasteful to throw it out? Read an example of how to recycle old sheets by dyeing and sewing. Here’s the thing. 100% white cotton sheets, or any other white cotton fabrics are a very useful product to recycle. They can be recycled into useful products, and when that recycling has been finished – you can place … [Read more...] about How to recycle old sheets by dyeing and sewing
The next steps in your art and craft dream journey is to learn how to set and achieve your goals. You also need to know how to achieve them quickly and easily. In the blogs ’12 steps to conduct an art and craft supplies audit’ and ‘How to use a process of elimination to find your art and craft niche’, you were shown how to sort through your art and craft supplies, and how to work through your emotional attachment to your supplies. You also considered which were practical considering … [Read more...] about Achieve your goals in your art and craft dream in 11 steps
UPDATED: June 11, 2020 Undertake an process of elimination to find your art and craft niche. You may be like me and after conducting your art and craft supplies audit, you have unfinished art and craft projects and supplies in your cupboard that you’ve gathered over the years. Now you need to do a process of elimination to sort through those supplies and find your art niche. You need to think about why you bought your supplies and why you kept them. Will you still use them? What to … [Read more...] about How to use a process of elimination to find your art and craft niche
UPDATED: September 30, 2020 In the past, I've shared with you how I carried out my art and craft supplies audit, so I could get to my art and craft dream and find my niche, and how you might benefit if you did one too. So, what did I find in my stash after I conducted my art and craft supplies audit? I found lots of things. But most of all – I found coloured pencils - lots of coloured pencils. How did I get to have over 800 coloured pencils? Here’s my … [Read more...] about 12 reasons lots of one thing found after an art and craft supplies audit