`FrockTarts 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]
*bodaszilvia is having a 10% discount in her Etsy shop until December 9th. Use coupon code SZILVIASANTA [link]
~LKJSlain is having a 30% discount for holidays in her Etsy store [link]. Prices are already reduced.
*digikijo is having a Being green contest. You should either design a great recycling concept or make a gift or decoration out of reused materials. To see the rules and prizes, go to this journal [link] There’s also an extensive list of tutorials she featured there for you to browse through and use.
You can win a year-long premium membership if you win the Craft a Moustache contest. Contest ends November 30th [link]
^Talty posted a feature of Dia de los Muertos Artisan Crafts. [link]
*FrozenNote is giving away a pair of Mario Invincibility Stars earrings. Giveaway ends November 25th [link]
~OdinsBeadHall is having a giveaway. You can read how you can enter and what’s up for grabs here [link] Giveaway ends November 30th.
~BCcreativity is having a 25% discount in his Etsy shop [link]
^Talty posted a Halloween-themed AC feature [link]
^Talty published 14th instalment of her Artisan Crafts features [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]
*mihijime is having a custom plushie giveaway that ends December 25th [link]
~Zhiah is holding a sea-themed contest for physical media only. The contest ends November 30th [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] Contest ends December 14th.
*busbyart is having a free raffle with 20 prizes. It ends January 14th 2013. [link]
*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.