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Art for the Greater Good
quilts of valor

Hello artists and crafters! I completely understand you busy hands and imaginative brains. I am right there with you! I’ve done a few shows this year and have been busy replenishing inventory to be ready for the next. But I started to yearn for some fellowship with like minded people in my area. There are […]

New Year Resolutions We Can All Live By
diversity

It’s that time of year. We all think of what we can do to make ourselves and our lives better and then resolve to do it in the new year. How many of those resolutions are kept for more than just a little while? I have a suggestion that may benefit individuals and all of […]

What Do You Do With Your Scraps?
Little dolls

I quilt, which leaves me with a myriad of small pieces of fabric; scraps that are really not big enough to do anything significant with but too big to just throw away. So a few years ago, I decided to invent something worthwhile to do with my scraps. I make miniature rag dolls which were […]

The Secret to Show Set-Up in a Jiffy
handmade display booth

Like most artists/craftsmen, many of us do festivals and shows as a way to create a market for our creations. Regardless of what it is that we display, be it our handmade talent or something bought while on a kitesurf cruise, the steps are the same for everyone; travel to location, check-in with organizer, unload, […]

In the Arts and Handmade World, How Often Should You Re-invent Yourself?
Headband Navy Tweed Right

You’re an artist or craftsman, and you are also a business. You’ve been doing this a while, and each year, you show some financial growth. You’ve found a niche that is supporting activities you love to do. Re-inventing yourself is not something that’s on your list, let alone near the top…. it isn’t broken; why […]

What is an Artist Statement and Why Do I Need One?
Facing Southeast Quilt - iKnitQuiltSew

With my new direction of applying to “better” shows came new challenges and learning opportunities. I recently completed my application to the St. George Art Festival. It included the typical personal information (name, address, medium, etc.) and pictures of my work and booth. Additionally, it required that I submit an Artist Statement and a CV/Resum√©.¬† […]

Discover Handmade August 22
Discover Handmade August 22

Good Morning Friends! Welcome to Discover Handmade August 22, where handmade is revealed. Today’s featured products are: Citrine Sterling Silver Earrings, Personalized Mommy Bracelet, Scottish Thistle Turbo Spurtle, and Tree of Life Malachite Necklace. So without further ado, lets have a closer look at these terrific handmade items! www.electronic-cigarette.ie Citrine Earrings Sterling Silver November Birthstone […]

May 20th is “Pick Strawberries Day”
handmade soap

May 20th – Pick Strawberries Day Always on May 20th, every year Pick Strawberries Day is a sweet, tasty way to enjoy a late spring day. If your mom or dad ever took you picking fresh strawberries, you have a wonderful childhood memory. That memory is what will draw you to enjoy today with your […]

I like to introduce MsMartyD and her shop today
handmade eye glass case

Meet MsMartyD, she says of herself, “I am a gramma and I enjoy making things for my grand people”. I would add, that she offers all the same items right here in her shop MsMartyD on Handmadartists for everyone. (smile) So browse around….. Here is a wonderful Tote bag in neutral colors, I love it….. […]

Discover Handmade August 30
Discover-HAndmade-August-30

Hello Everyone and you guessed it, it’s time for Discover Handmade. Proudly, I would like to share the following items, created by five unique artists, right here on Handmade Artists Shop. Let’s take a closer look at these fabulous hand-crafted products: Felted Pin Brooch Flower Unique Handmade Accessory for Outfit Unique pin-brooch is made of […]

 

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