^Talty started her own series of AC features. Here’s the 13th instalment [link] and here is a Spirit day-themed feature [link]
`UnicornReality is no longer a dA volunteer and will no longer take DD suggestions. Give her a hug for the great work she did while she was a volunteer. She is continuing to do her Awesome Artisan Crafts features. This is the latest one [link]
Our friend *Peter-The-Knotter did a journal feature of our group. You can see it here [link]
=ChaosFay is having a multi-themed contest open to all media. Contest ends February 1st 2013. [link]
~oasiaris Opened an online store [link] and to mark the occasion the shipping is free this month.
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]. The challenge is now over. You can see the entries here [link]
~Madame-mari-mortem is having a Halloween giveaway. It's a Halloween tin filled with bits and bobbets that is up for grabs, and it's open internationally. For other info, check [link]
*mihijime is having a custom plushie giveaway that ends December 25th [link]
*KingMelissa is having a Halloween contest open to all media. It ends October 31st [link]
~Zhiah is holding a sea-themed contest for physical media only. The contest ends November 30th [link]
*digikijo posted another awesome feature of tangible art made out of reused resources. This time electronic parts [link]
=ChaosFay is having a 50% clearance sale on all jewelry at Nay-Nay Macrame [link] . Use the coupon code SHINYCLEARANCE to receive the discount. This does not apply to custom made/commissioned pieces. The coupon code is valid now through January 1st, 2013.
Our affiliate is having a contest and our members are eligible to enter. To see what it’s all about visit their journal [link]
`FrockTarts posted an autumn-themed feature to celebrate eqinox and the beggining of autumn [link]
*busbyart is having a free raffle with 20 prizes. It ends January 14th 2013. [link]
*Zorias is running a poll on her DA page about quality stamping hand made jewelry and really would like your input [link]
~Chromodoris is having a 10% percent discount on Halloween amigurumi crochet patterns! The discounted pattern pack includes instructions for making a ghost, a grave, a pumpkin, an "octopumpkin," and an octopus. It is available here: [link]
~DarkFireRaven showcased a range of deviations in gold and black [link]
my latest beadweaving article is about beadwork in citric colours. 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.
*MLPPlushies posted an article with tips and tricks on working with minky [link]
~LilithsSmile posted quite an extensive list of places where you can sell your art online, with comments and tips. Check it out [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]
*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]
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.