February - Artisan Craft Monthly Challenge WINNERSTHE WINNERS ARE.... :icononiondrum:Ninina-nini &cakecrumbsThanks for everyone that participated! Now go check out the March ChallengeGood news everyone! :iconfarnsworthplz:As a your fellow Artisan Crafts CV (along with Talty), I will be taking over the monthly Artisan Crafts challenges that FrockTarts used to organize.ThemeThis month, the theme is "life"! You're free to interpret whatever this means to you.RulesArtisan Crafts only!Send a note with your entry to maytel with the subject "Monthly AC challenge".The entry must be new.One submission per deviant.Must reflect the theme. DeadlineThe challenge will run from January 27th to February 28th.PrizesTwo winners will receive a 3 month premium membership
March - Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge!THE WINNERS ARE.... Brookette&sombra33Thanks for everyone that participated! Stand by for the April ChallengeTick tock tick tock, it's that time again! Last month's Artisan Crafts Challenge went very well and I have a feeling that this month is going to be even better! ThemeAccording to the poll, this month's theme is "Under the Sea". You're free to interpret whatever this means to you.Check out this example: RulesArtisan Crafts only!Send a note with your entry to ^
May - Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge!Hey guys and gals! It's already time for another monthly challenge!!!:iconamgyayplz:ThemeSince we have a tie between "Green" and "Superhero" we will be accepting BOTH themes this month! It also means that you can enter TWICE! (once for each theme!) Also because there are normally two winners, there will be one Green winner and one Superhero winner this month. RulesArtisan Crafts only!Join CRArtisanCrafts and submit to the Monthly Challenge Folder. The entry must be new and submitted between May 1st & May 31st.Two submission per deviant, one per theme.Must reflect the theme. DeadlineThe challenge will run from May 1st to May 31st.PrizesTwo winners will receive a 3 month premium membership and 500
Trick or Treat Contest - WINNERS!!**SCROLL DOWN TO THE END AND FIND OUT WHO WON!**Halloween is coming up fast and the Artisan Crafts CV team wants to throw a special contest in it's honour. At the same time we want to promote the Artisan Crafts community so all of the entries will have to be categorized as such to be eligible. DatesThe contest starts on September 18th and ends on November 1st 2013.Rules If your entry does not follow these rules, it will be automatically disqualified!!!1 entry per category maximum.Artisan Crafts only!!Entry must be created on or after start dateLink to this contest so that we know you've read and understood the rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Categories & PrizesBEST PUMPKIN CARVINGJust as the title says, we're looking for the best pumpkin carving. It needs to be carved by you.1 year subscriptio
The Recycling and Reusing ContestAnd the winners are...Hey winners! Just a heads-up... You should get your subscription within a few days of this announcement but points will be awarded in the first two weeks of next month.First PlaceDark's Pencil Wrap by *Dark-LioncourtSecond PlaceBasket Made of Newspaper by =TannywantanThird Placeamonite n amber by ~thebluekrakenHidee-ho deviants!We thought we should do something special for projecteducate's two weeks of Artisan Crafts Educational Extravaganza and since everyone loves contests, we know this will
Two weeks for Artisan CraftsThe next two weeks at projecteducate will be all about Artisan Crafts. When we first asked the community for help to write articles for this project we were mind-blown by the positive response, so many answered to our call that we had to book two weeks instead of the regular one week event! Here is the schedule for the upcoming Artisan Crafts awesomeness that is about to go down. Please note that certain articles may change at the last minute due to some members having to step down. Also, stay tuned for a really fun contest announcement this afternoon.AUG19SEP1Two weeks for Artisan Crafts!19thFIRST DAYAM - Introduction and Schedule for Artisan Crafts WeeksPM - The recycling and reusing contest
Culinary ArtsCulinary ArtsCulinary is the art of preparing and/or cooking foods to be as pleasing for the palate as it is for the eye.Not many types of art can claim to be as nourishing for your soul as they are for your body. Culinary arts is appreciated by everyone in the world because it is highly linked with our survival. Also, if you think about it, it is one of the most accessible forms of art around. You probably even subconsciously practised Culinary Arts several times without knowing it.Example: someone told you to assemble a plate of cheeses, meats and breads? I'm sure you didn't just throw everything on a plate, somewhere in the back of your mind you styled it to your liking.Style and photograph your pieceTo be able to share your culinary art creations with the rest of the world, you need to be able to photograph it. The way you present your piece is important.
Uncommon CraftsUncommon Artisan CraftsOnce in a while, I stumble upon a craft so original that it doesn't fit into the usual Artisan Crafts sub-categories. It most often is found under "Other". Of course, this does not mean that it doesn't deserve as much love as a yummy fondant cake or an intricate piece of jewellery It just means that most times this piece is outside of the usual spotlight.This article is an homage to some of these crafts that are usually unseen and unrecognised I hope you will find something here that you never knew existed and that it will stir up some creative feelings within you.DidgeridoosA didgeridoo (or didgeridu) is an Aboriginal Australian wind instrument traditionally made from an hollow branch. Here's what it sounds like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vC9w4KWEgJEMonoclesInstant-fancy! Light fixturesI wish I had these in
July Artisan Crafts Monthly ChallengeThe winners for July are: 13anana& MorgansMutationsThe poll results are in! You guys voted for outer space!!:iconwooooplz:ThemeOuter space. We're not exactly strict, so feel free to interpret the theme however you want. RulesArtisan Crafts + Traditional > Scupture only!Join #CRArtisanCrafts and submit to the Monthly Challenge Folder. The entry must be new and submitted between July 4th & July 31st.One submission per deviant.In your artist comment box please write that this entry wa
PE: Artisan Crafts Week Circus ContestArtisan Crafts Week ContestEDIT: The winners have been announced here.We love crafts! We love crafting, we love watching crafts, we love talking about crafts! If you're like us you're always looking for an excuse to craft something, so we're going to give you one: join the circus! The circus contest, of course RulesYou must make an object using any artisan craft you desire, photograph it and upload it to the appropriate Artisan Crafts gallery. Also you need to submit it to the Artisan Crafts Contest folder. You need to be a member of projecteducate to submit.The work must be your own, using tutorials or resources is allowed but you must credit them. No copying anyone else's original work.You must get your inspiration from the theme "circus"and it must be clearly present in your work. How y
Art History - Artisan Crafts ROUND-UPDecember has come to a close and so has the incredible Artisan Crafts Features!:iconarthistoryproject: :iconarthistoryproject: :iconarthistoryproject::icontalty: :iconmaytel:Our thanks to the lovely Talty and maytel, yoursuper CVs for Artisan Crafts, for heading up the work done thismonth!Also a big thank you and well done to our additional contributors - Kaz-D STelari3wylkingmanchengMagical525cakecrumbsReveniaHere are all the articles in one neat lot! A Look at Embroidery by ArtHistoryProject Naalbinding by STelari Origami - Art of Paper Folding by 3wyl Japanese Temari by Revenia Artisan Crafts - Friday Interviews by maytel Art History - Basketry and Weaving Features by PirateLotus-Stock Art History - Leatherwork Features by PirateLotus-Stock Art History - Woodworking Features by PirateLotus-Stock :thumb341152514: A short history of Quilting by Magical525 Quilts on dA - A Feature by Magical525 Artisan Crafts - Friday Interviews by maytelThey will all be shown in the
December AC Monthly Challenge [+winners]The Winners of December's challenge are:Teardrops in Snow by Thy-Darkest-Hourand Snow Dragon by CelestialCreaturesIt's somehow December already. And while I'm freaking out because the year is almost through, it's also exciting because CHRISTMAS. This months theme has a bit of Christmassy vibe to it. Or just a Northern Hemisphere winter vibe to it: Snow. Aka something I wish we had a lot of right now!Here's everything you need to know about the contest:ThemeThe theme this mon
PE Getting the Most out of dA: SummaryGetting the Most out of dA - SummaryThis week we set out to find the answer to the question; How to contribute to the community? Here's what we learnt about: Commenting Groups Art Features & Daily Deviations + challenge winners Organising Projects & Contests
The CR Stamp Project Stamps are a great way to show your support for a project, a person or a group of people, spread awareness for a cause or promote a contest. It is also valid to do them just for fun, with just a funny image and/or message.Since their introduction to the deviantArt galleries, millions of stamps have been created with a great variety of messages, both silly and serious, and you can see them all over the place, from journals to profile widgets.The Community Relations department exists to encourage, facilitate and develop the relationship with our deviantART community. Our goal is to nurture our community by encouraging, stimulating artists to create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment.It's now time t
PE: Guidelines to Starting your Own Craft BusinessGuidelines to Starting your Own Crafting BusinessSo you make cute crafts, and probably someone offered you money for them. Maybe you need the money, and if you're like me, you need it to buy more crafting supplies. Whatever the reason, starting your own crafty business is a decisions that you should take seriously... it's not as easy as opening an Etsy account and setting some random prices for your work. There is a lot of things to consider to keep the business going, your money safe, your name clean, and your costumers happy.By no means this is an absolute guide, merely a few guidelines of things I've found important or questions I get asked often by people interested in opening their own business. Most of this tips are intended for online selling, but they should apply for other ways of selling too. I will probably do more detailed guides in the future, as I learn more myself.To begin with, don't forget to research as much as you can! If you're rea
Let it snow - CONTESTDEADLINE THE RESULTS ARE UP! This contest started on December 1st 00:00 GMT+2/EET and ended March 1st 00:00 GMT+2/EET - here's a link that helps you convert that in your time zone: Contest Deadline: Let it snow.THEMELET IT SNOW - Your work has to revolve around this theme.Examples: King of snow by adypetrisor Snow White by Amanda-Diaz Let it snow... by LenaZLairMini Snow Globe - Spheal by Swadloon :thumb107343571: Snow Leopard by CallieFinkLet the Snow Fall by AnimalArtKingdom Bunny Snow Globe by Laiyee Snow Globe Swing by Zulma-sanACCEPTED MEDIUMSAll (Photography, Digital art, Traditional art, Artisan Crafts, Literature - literally all mediums as long as the
Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation?DDs: The deviantART definitionSo, as the title says, What in the world IS a Daily Deviation (DD), anyway?You know what deviantART says about it, right? Under :faq61: it says:A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large.That says nothing about a DD being a perfect specimen of art-- in fact, it doesn't even use the word "art" at all. Basically, as CVs, when we are giving a DD, we are doing so because we think the image is interesting and well-done and deserves your attention. It may be technically exquisite. It may be technically quite good but exceptionally thought-provoking. It may be exceedingly creative. It may be all of these things! Above all else, it should stand out in some way from others in that medium or gallery.
PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your workHello all! Well we’ve had a fascinating week so far; a week which hopefully has provided some insight not only to the process of DD selection but helped you understand what we look for in DDs as CVs. As we draw to the end of this week, I bring you an article which will whet your Saturday with thoughts that don’t just apply to the DD feature, but something which should be a consideration to everything you submit to dA. I am talking about deviation presentation. Why is Presentation important?Art isn’t always about just being “creative”. There are techniques and skills which develop over time which contribute to the quality of the work you produce and alongside this comes a developed understanding of good presentation.Good presentation could be anything from cropping a photograph, to spell checking your literature. These are common sense things that in the rush of wanting to show off your creativity can sometimes be
July's Artisan Craft Monthly Challenge [+winners]It was extra hard choosing the winners this month. There were so many amazing entries. I honestly don't think I've ever had a challenge I've found this hard to choose winners for. So a massive thank you to everyone who contributed. It was an absolute pleasure to look through the entry gallery this month.So after much deliberation, here are our winners:Fragile - Book Sculpture by MalenaValcarceland Hotdog by aphid777It's time for a brand new challenge! This month you guys voted for our theme to be Animals. Show us your best crafted beasties for a chance to win p
Artisan Crafts Contests and EventsContests, Challenges and Events LuckHost: CRArtisanCraftsMedium: Artisan Crafts & SculptureEnds: March 31Pick 3Host: Knitting-and-CrochetMedium: Knit and crochetEnds: March 31Birthstone ColorsHost: Knitting-and-CrochetMedium: Knit and crochetEnds: March 31FriendshipHost: Bracelets-and-KnotsMedium: KnottingEnds: April 5Creative Craft Challenge: StuffiesHost: ArtisanCraftMedium: Artisan CraftsEnds: April 1GreenHost: Stitch-n-SewMedium: TextilesEnds: March 31GreenHost: dAKnitters Medium: Fiber ArtsEnds: March 31Please
Get Crafty Contest- CLOSEDCONTEST IS OVER! GOOD JOB EVERYONE! We will be judging and have winners announced soon!Love Resources AND Artisan Crafts? Good news! Your CVs are bringing the two galleries together for a brand new contest! Sound fun? Well, read on!Rules Part AOnly new entries submitted after April 20, 2013Entries must be submitted into Resources/Tutorials/Artisan CraftsMust be free for anyone to download (no premium content)Topic can be any of your choosing as long as it fits into Artisan CraftsYou can enter as many times as you likeIf your tutorial uses a pattern/diagram/etc., be sure to include itEntries must be submitted to the contest folder in StockandResources here: http://stockandresources.deviantart.com/gallery/43092647 (membership is auto-approved)Entries must be submitted by May 20, 2013Rules Part BOnly new entrie
DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soonDeviantART Birthday Gameshow is starting in just FIFTEEN MINUTES!We're looking for game players to come and join in our deviantART Birthday Event! In just a short while 3wyl and myself are hosting an interpretation of a British game show called Pointless. The idea of the game is that you have to guess the least popular answer to a multiple answers question. You will be awarded points accordingly, those with the most points will win - but you will have used pointless answers to get there! We'll have pre-judged the least popular and most popular answers by asking a panel of CVs beforehand for their responses. Want an example? Name a Film Starring Tom Cruise Okay so Mission Impossible is a really high answer and if you said that one, you'd get lots of points. Which isn't good! If you said Rain Man - you'd possibly be getting less points. But if you said something like Endless Love or Taps, then you'd be hitting on an answer tha
Welcome to Hell.What is this?Samhain: Dante's Inferno is an interactive adventure here on deviantART to help us celebrate Halloween. It is sponsored by a small group of Community Volunteers and a few select community members and backed by Community Relations. The adventure will begin on October 10th and end on October 31st.In the fourteenth century, an Italian poet named Dante Alighieri composed one of the most influential collections of poetry of all time: The Divine Comedy. In the first book, Inferno, Dante himself ventures through Hell, guided by the spirit of the Roman poet Virgil.Samhain is a Sabbat, or blessed day of festival, that some Wiccans and some other pagan traditions celebrate in October. It is the day in which the spirits of the dead are closest to us, a day to celebrate those who have passed before us.. . . What better time to visit the souls of Hell?What do I have to do?Join or
The CR Stamp Project: WinnersAfter receiving some great amazing entries, the Community Relations team voted and so, without any further delay, the winners are:by: SieskjaBest StaticMost voted stamp among the static entries.by: TrampireBest AnimatedMost voted stamp among the animated entries.by: TehAngelsCryRandom PrizePrize given using a random generator.by: r0se-designsBest Stamp overallMost voted stamp in general.Congratulations! Each winner will receive a 3 months Premium Membership from the Community Relations team.Thanks to everybody who participated! Remember that you're always encouraged to show your support for the CR Team in the form of a stamp! This project is intended to be recurrent, so keep an eye on this space for more information in the future!
Winners of the Halloween Murder Mystery Contest!What happened?We are pleased to announce the winners of the Halloween Murder Mystery Contest that was run through Halloween-HQ! First, let us tell you exactly what happened.The killer was the Queen of Hearts. Ruthless and cold, she set out to kill Prince Charming for repeatedly spurning her unwanted shows of affection. She used a thin knife and struck when the lights went out during the castle ball. Quickly realizing what she had done and that she had gotten the wrong victim, she fled across Fairyland, through the dark forest, and back to her own castle.PrizingWell, we originally had 3 prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place based on scores from the characters you visited. (You didn't know you were being scored, did you?) But, when we ended up with 825 participants, we figured we needed to up the prizes a bit, too. Moonbeam13 over in Community Relations is a goddess, and she made the prizes even BIGGER!So,
PE: Organizing Projects and ContestsProjects and Contests are amazing ways to get more involved in the community and branch out to the community, be it that you are running the project or contest or that you are simply taking part in it or even helping out with it in any way. Below will detail some of the ways to better get involved with Projects and Contests.Interview with AeirmidAeirmid is well known within our community for running fun and out of the box Projects and Contests. Jade heads up Arts-and-Health, ran the Halloween-HQ contest this past Halloween, did a month long projecteducate on Photomanipulation, and has ran several other successful contests and projects just within the past year. As such I felt she was the perfect person to interview in this article.How can members get their projects/contest seen so that more people will get involved with them?OK my first piece of advice would be to partner with the
Photography Trouble Shooting: LightingRecently during a projecteducate week focusing on Still Life Photography we asked for you to share the issues that you might have when trying to obtain some great Still Life Shots. Through this series of articles we hope to answer some of the queries or give you that push you need to step outside boundaries and get creative. The first frustration came from 1510 who struggled with Lighting additionally a further 19 Deviants voted on the poll to indicate they had the same issues."Lighting. I always have to use just window or lamps which are nevergood. kind of given up on still life photos, even I have still tons ofideas..." 1510"1510 lamps and natural light are a perfectly good way of lighting a subject. Many 'professional' lighting solutions, particularly the ones that burn 'hot' or constantly, are not much more than high wattage incandescent light bulbs often with some sort of cooling (to prolong the lifespan of the bulb).
Artisan Crafts week PE schedule (Feb 11-17)This week is all about Artisan Crafts, Talty and I will be presenting journals twice a day. Here is this week's schedule, enjoy FEB11FEB17Artisan Crafts Week11thFIRST DAYAM - SchedulePM - Circus Contest12thSECOND DAYAM - Culinary Arts by maytelPM - Artisan Crafts ABC's Part 1 (A-D) by Talty13thTHIRD DAYAM - Uncommon Crafts by maytelPM - Artisan Crafts ABC's Part 2 (E-H) by Talty14thFOURTH DAYAM - Valentine's Day Feature by maytelPM - Artisan Crafts ABC's Part 3