^Talty posted an important warning about people conning artists into sending them their work or money in exchange for a positive review. Please, read the article and bear in mind that there are dishonest people out there and that you should take care who you are sending your work for review to [link]
^maytel posted a list of December DDs [link]
^Talty published 17th instalment of her Artisan Crafts features [link]
*Nassae and ^Talty featured polymer clay art that is "so cute, it rots your teeth" [link]
*digikijo's recycling contest has ended and you can see the winners here [link]
There is a project going on to make beanie hats for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary. They need plain green/white beanies and are trying to collect 600 of them. The deadline for this project is January 31, 2013. If you can help out by making a hat and sending it off, that would be so wonderful. There is also a group that is collecting 6 inch squares to put together memory blankets for the victims families. You can read more about both projects on the Snappy Tots Blog [link] .
^Talty posted Artisan Crafts newsletter for November/December [link]
*Zorias wants to have a giveaway in which you could win one of her wire wrapped pendants, but she needs your input on what shape of wire she should use for it. You can help her decide by voting here [link] until January 15th.
#Holiday-Crafts is having their first contest- [link] The contest ends on January 5th.
Culinary Art is the focus of an article by dA-admin $techgnotic: [link]
Artisan Crafts Month started over at #ArtHistoryProject. The articles so far:
Art History Project- Welcome to Artisan Crafts! by ^Talty
Meet the Artisan Crafts Gallery by ^Talty
Art History - Textiles Features by ^PirateLotus-Stock
An easy wire-wrapping tutorial by ^SylwiaTelari
Jewellery in [Western] culture by ~Beltaneh
Art History - Basketry and Weaving Features by ^PirateLotus-Stock
Artisan Crafts - Friday Interviews - Interviewing *cakecrumbs by ^maytel
Papercuttings by ^kingmancheng
Art Clay Jewerly by ^SylwiaTelari
Food As Art by ^cakecrumbs
Artisan Crafts - Friday Interviews - Interviewing *FoldedWilderness by ^maytel
How to make a viking dress by ^SylwiaTelari
Japanese Temari by ~Revenia
Origami - Art of Paper Folding by ^3wyl
Art History - Leatherwork Features by ^PirateLotus-Stock
Stained glass windows by ~Beltaneh
Naalbinding by ^SylwiaTelari
Artisan Crafts - Friday Interviews - Interviewing *MandarinMoon by ^maytel
A Look at Embroidery by ^cakecrumbs
Out of Narnia... sort of by ^SylwiaTelari
Artisan Crafts - Friday Interviews - Interviewing *ArtisansdAzure by ^maytel
Quilts on dA - A Feature by =Magical525
A short history of Quilting by =Magical525
Art History - Woodworking Features by ^DistortedSmile
=ChaosFay is having a multi-themed contest open to all media. Contest ends February 1st 2013. [link]
*busbyart is having a free raffle with 20 prizes. It ends January 14th 2013. [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.