I have been scratching my head trying to figure out what I would like to include in my blog. I want people to come back and I want you to be INTERESTED. My ramblings are not going to be enough for that. Well, not all the time. I can be quite entertaining at times. 😀
My thoughts are that I will probably do Wordless Wednesday because it is AWESOME. If you have never checked it out you should. All sorts of fun stuff. Just click HERE to see what I mean.
I also think I will be sending out a brief questionnaire to artists that I really admire so I can show them off. I mean, how do you know how cool I am if you don’t know how cool the company I keep is? If you are an artist and would like to appear here just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your stuff. Obviously those I have known and loved forever will get first dibs but I am always open to new artists.
I will also chat a bit about BOTH Etsy817 and my new group 919 Creates. Etsy817 has some wonderful artists that I will be sharing with you. As for 919 Creates, I hope you will be interested in how we start this group from the ground up or even if it ever DOES get off the ground.
Of course, I will also share what I’m doing, what I’m reading, what’s bugging me, upcoming shows, things I find on Funky Finds (which is also very cool and you should check out by clicking HERE), awesomeness from Pinterest and Etsy… Wow, I should have plenty to write about.
If there’s anything I missed that you would like to read about let me know and I will see what I can come up with. As always your comments, opinions and ideas are what keep me going so don’t forget to let me know you’re reading!
I know I’m probably driving you crazy with talk of the Funky Finds 3rd Annual Spring Fling but it really is THAT cool. There are certain artists that will be there that I can’t wait to check out. Here are a few of them:
Sunday Afternoon Housewife
I am also VERY excited to see my fellow Etsy817 Team members who will be there. This promises to be an amazing event. I hope you can make it. I will be doing a review of it sometime next week so watch for that.
What are your favorite craft events and where are they? Can’t help to post a little info to help out your local artists.
If you have never heard of Funkyfinds.com or attended any of their craft shows let me tell you… You are missing out! On Saturday March 12 & Sunday March 13 they will be holding their 3rd annual Funky Finds Spring Fling in Fort Worth, Texas. Etsy817 will be represented by the following members. I hope you will stop by and check them out. You can also click on the photos top visit their Etsy shops.
Designs by Taylor
The Soap Addict
This is always an amazing show with a ton of talent. Not in Texas? You can still check out FunkyFinds.com for all sorts of handy craft info.
Do you ever just look at the stuff you make and think… ‘It kinda looks like a fourth grader did it’? I feel that way a lot., especially after I have checked out craft fairs or on-line craft sites. How do you beat these feelings? People order, people compliment but I don’t think I’ve found my niche. I see stuff that people swarm to and wonder if I will ever get to that point. If I will ever be the cool kid at the party.
Here are some things that have been helping to inspire me in my recent inspirational void:
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly” ~ Anonymous
I also search out http://www.funkyfinds.com
Then there is this http://inspireco.blogspot.com/2010/11/inspired-ideas-christmas-issue.html (Which I found THROUGH Funky Finds)
Of course there is Claudine Hellmuth whose art showed me a whole new world. You can visit her here http://www.collageartist.com/
I also like to call on my friends and family and make them tell my how wonderful I am!
What are your inspirations when you are feeling down?
I guess for now I will just keep creating because it makes me happy. I will hold on to the hope that, as I create, I will grow and transform. I will
probably find my voice.
Hope y’all have a great day!