*MLPPlushies posted an article with tips and tricks on working with minky [link]
*digikijo posted another awesome feature of tangible art made out of reused resources. This time it’s about recycled paper. Check it out here [link]
`FrockTarts needs your input to see which if any Artisan Craft gallery’s description needs changing/updateing/clearing up. Deadline to share your thoughts is August 14th. [link]
^Talty wants you to discuss ways in which Culinary arts category can and should be rearanged [link]
~LilithsSmile posted quite an extensive list of places where you can sell your art online, with comments and tips. Check it out [link]
~MyPointsPiggyBank asked if someone is open for commissions for a custom necklace. She’d pay in cash or points.
~theaquallama would like to hold a livestream plushie-making class and is looking for participants. You can get all the additional information here [link]
~ArteDoctor is an Associate Professor of Art Education at Indiana University, Bloomington and her research over the past 7 years has involved explorations of art learning in online (fan) communities. She’s currently conducting a nation-wide survey of the art knowledge, learning and sharing experiences of adolescents and young adults in traditional school and online settings. The study is supported by the National Art Education Association Foundation (NAEA / NAEF) and provides human subject protection through Indiana University IRB. Responses to the survey are confidential. If you are between the ages of 16-24 and create art that you share on DeviantArt, PLEASE Participate in this survey. You can access it through this link: [link]
Here are features of July DDs [link] [link]
*Peter-The-Knotter is writing a book on fibre art and is looking for contributors. He is looking for pictures of your fiber crafts that could be used as illustrations for text and/or in gallery part of book. You can read more about it here [link]
~lely is having sales in their online store [link] from July 1st to August 31st. All products are 20 to 30% off.
~beadg1rl is having a summer sale of her beadwork patterns - buy three get one free in July and buy four get one in August. Check out her shop [link]
*CatsWire is having a sale - all pendants in her Zibbet shop [link] are 35% off.
^Talty started her own series of AC features. Here’s the 3rd installment [link] She also posted her own DD suggestion guidelines [link]
Artisan Crafts galleries volunteers will be organizing monthly challenges and the winner will win 2000 This month’s theme is MAPS AND LOST PLACES. For all information, rules and prizes go to this journal [link]
~DarkFireRaven showcased a range of deviations in purple - a hot colour for the upcoming season [link]
`UnicornReality posted 9th instalment of her themed features, and this time the theme is CATS [link]
`FrockTarts posted the 22nd article with deviations from AC galleries that she found inspirational. You can see her choice here [link]
`UnicornReality posted the 18th installment of her artisan crafts features and she would love to get your suggestions for DDs, groups that you think should be promoted, contest ideas, and, generally, your opinion on AC galleries and community within them. Check out her article here [link]
my latest beadweaving article is about metallic beadwork. Go here [link] now and enjoy this gorgeousness our fellow artists made and then try to make some yourself or recommend someone else’s. Feel free to leave links to your beaded deviations in comments or send me a note.
We decided to highlight some of the best submissions to the group gallery every week. I'll go with 25 featured submissions per week. This selection is purely subjective and represents my favorite submissions to our galleries. If you disagree with my selection, please feel free to go to our galleries and any deviation you enjoy, artists also appreciate comments on their works! Spread the love!
Again, this was a selection of my favorite submissions and does not represent a qualitative or artistic evaluation!
If you would like to help the group by writing features such as this or anything else, please get in touch with me via note to the group and let me know what you would like to contribute and how often (for example a weekly feature of 20 deviations from the group galleries or a monthly article written about something craft related). We are always looking for fresh blood.