Artisan Crafts Week
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February - Artisan Craft Monthly Challenge WINNERSTHE WINNERS ARE....
Thanks for everyone that participated! Now go check out the March Challenge
Good 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.
This month, the theme is "life"! You're free to interpret whatever this means to you.
Artisan 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.
The challenge will run from January 27th to February 28th.
Two winners will receive a 3 month premium membership
March - Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge!THE WINNERS ARE....
Thanks for everyone that participated! Stand by for the April Challenge
Tick 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!
According 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:
Artisan 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!!!
Since 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.
Artisan 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.
The challenge will run from May 1st to May 31st.
Two 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.
The contest starts on September 18th and ends on November 1st 2013.
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 & Prizes
BEST PUMPKIN CARVING
Just 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.
Dark's Pencil Wrap by *Dark-Lioncourt
Basket Made of Newspaper by =Tannywantan
amonite n amber by ~thebluekraken
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.
Two weeks for Artisan Crafts!
19thFIRST DAYAM - Introduction and Schedule for Artisan Crafts WeeksPM - The recycling and reusing contest
Mid-month Artisan Crafts News and Features #2News
Please take the time to read the Gallery Makeover Project Journal for Artisan Crafts here.ArtisanCraft's latest News + gallery highlight can be found here.
Enter in the Artisan Crafts challenge, the deadline is March 31st. Two winners will get and subs.#semi-sweeties is holding a Monthly Food Challenge a random member that enters will win a 3mth sub. Deadline March 31st.Knitting-and-Crochet is holding a Star Wars Contest, the deadline is March 31st.Holiday-Crafts is holding an Egg Celebration, the deadline is April 1st.
Don't forget to send your DD Suggestions for Artisan Crafts
October Artisan Crafts Monthly ChallengeDon't want to miss any of the Artisan Crafts news? Make sure to watch CRArtisanCrafts
This month was really hard to choose. ALL of the entries were great. Thanks for participating!
Stay tuned for the November Challenge to be posted by cakecrumbs soon.
To the winners: you should receive your membership a few days after the announcement. Receiving the points can take a bit more time, you should receive those in the first two weeks of next month. IF you have an issue with not receiving your prize PLEASE contact cakecrumbs or maytel as we are the organizers of this challenge.
The winners for October are:
You voted and 'Autumn Colours' was in the lead by far!
Artisan Crafts - Friday InterviewsIt's Artisan Crafts month at ArtHistoryProject, to celebrate I will be publishing interviews on every Friday of December. These four interviews will feature very different artisans.
Origami is a very unique art form. When did you first develop an interest for it?
After seeing a great little origami dragon on a website, maybe two years ago, I decided I wanted to try and learn how to make it. It was then that I found out that there was a lot more to origami than I had previously thought. I have been enchanted by folding paper ever since.
How long does it take you on average to create an origami animal?
The times vary wildly from model to model. Some of the more complex ones I've folded took up to 10 hours total, if I include the painting time. There are a few in my gallery that can be done in 20 minutes or less. I have to mention that I am a bit of a
PE: Artisan Crafts Week Circus ContestArtisan Crafts Week Contest
EDIT: 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
You 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
PE: Guidelines to Starting your Own Craft BusinessGuidelines to Starting your Own Crafting Business
So 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
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
December AC Monthly Challenge [+winners]The Winners of December's challenge are:
Teardrops in Snow by Thy-Darkest-Hour
and Snow Dragon by CelestialCreatures
It'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:
The theme this mon
Art History - Artisan Crafts ROUND-UPDecember has come to a close and so has the incredible Artisan Crafts Features!
:iconarthistoryproject: :iconarthistoryproject: :iconarthistoryproject:
Our thanks to the lovely Talty and maytel, your
super CVs for Artisan Crafts, for heading up the work done this
Also a big thank you and well done to our additional contributors -
Here 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 maytel
They will all be shown in the
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.
LET IT SNOW - Your work has to revolve around this theme.
King of snow by adypetrisor Snow White by Amanda-Diaz Let it snow... by LenaZLair
Mini Snow Globe - Spheal by Swadloon Snow flake by The-Cute-Storm Snow Leopard by CallieFink
Let the Snow Fall by AnimalArtKingdom Bunny Snow Globe by Laiyee Snow Globe Swing by Zulma-san
All (Photography, Digital art, Traditional art, Artisan Crafts, Literature - literally all mediums as long as the
PE Getting the Most out of dA: SummaryGetting the Most out of dA - Summary
This week we set out to find the answer to the question; How to contribute to the community?
Here's what we learnt about:
Art Features & Daily Deviations
+ challenge winners
Organising Projects & Contests
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
Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation?DDs: The deviantART definition
So, 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.
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 MalenaValcarcel
and Hotdog by aphid777
It'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
Jan/Feb AC Monthly Challenge [+winners]At the end of each year, many of us take the time to reflect on what the year has brought in terms of both highs and lows. We look to the good things for encouragement, whilst paying mind to other things we'd like to improve on in the coming year. Some go as far as setting themselves formal goals and resolutions to achieve, whilst others simply internalise desires to go one better.
This is often the case among artists as we look back on our progress over the year. We celebrate the things we achieved, progressed in and became more skilled at. But we often think of the skills we're yet to develop and resolve to work on that in the new year.
In keeping with this spirit, the theme this month is New Years Resolutions. We're going to challenge you to embrace new crafts and skills you've always wanted to have a go at, but have never gotten around to.
Because I'm slightly late in kicking this off, and I'd like to give you as much time as possible to delve into new crafts, this is going
Artisan Crafts Contests and EventsContests and events
Host: CRArtisanCraftsMedium: Artisan CraftsEnds: December 31Monthly Bake-Off: Winter Loaf
Host: Still-Life-StillsMedium: Culinary ArtsEnds: December 28Ornaments and Decorations
Host: Knitting-and-CrochetMedium: Knit and crochetEnds: December 31
Host: Knitting-and-CrochetMedium: Knit and crochetEnds: December 31
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?
Attention all artisans: stop undercharging!As a member of the Artisan Craft community here at DeviantART, I looove to browse around the AC galleries and see what other deviants are up to, what things are trending, and look for up and coming artists to feature in the future. But sadly there's one trend I've been noticing that is very, very bad.
Undercharging your work!
Let's start off with the most important thing. Now I know some cheap buyers love these low prices, but let's be honest cheap buyers-- you're not long term supporters. People who want your work for super cheap are people who will haggle or snag a deal and run. There is nothing wrong with having sales, getting rid of old charms for cheap, or even doing discounts for special occasions but you can't cater to the cheapskates! xD You want people who appreciate handmade items for what they are. And that's a unique, quality piece.
If someone wants to buy all your hard work for just $5, perhaps you could redirect them to Forever21 to get some mass produced jewelry i
Craft a Moustache ContestWhat is Movember?
During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache (or Mo') with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Mo Bros are helping to change the face of men’s health by effectively becoming walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by promoting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. Together, we are truly changing the face of men’s health.
Source: Movember's Site
How to help
Raise awareness, share the news!Register on Movember.com and grow a mighty manly moustache on that beautiful face of yours, you can choose to join deviantART's US Team,
Texture Your World ContestTell us the story of your world in textures!
We are surrounded 24 hours a day by objects that have texture, they may be smooth or bobbly, old or new, bold, bright, shiny or dull. You might see a texture every day and never notice it until you start looking. Do you sit at a desk that's textured, or pass an interesting tree on the way to work or school?
We want you, in the form of a triptych (thats 3 images forming a larger image see example here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triptych ) to tell us the story of your textured world. Each individual texture should stand on its own, both as a useful resource and as a cohesive part of the whole story. What story you tell through your texture triptych is up to you - but they must be textures that tell a story of your world in some way.
There are 3 categories for this contest, each of which you can submit to twice.
These are textures created digitally by
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.
Well, 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!
A Word about DepressionI am not a clinician. The opinions expressed in this journal are only mine, although they are informed by scientific evidence. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness about depression and mental health. It is not intended to serve as a substitute for guidance from a qualified mental health professional.
It's been a while since I wrote about mental health. Maybe that's because I've been feeling great. When I did write about mental diseases, it was almost always bipolar disorder because that's what I know the most about. But I think depression is a common complaint in our deviantART community as well, and I wanted to reach out to some of you who may be feeling alone. You're not alone. In fact, thousands if not millions of people around the world are feeling the same way right now. Let's support each other.
Depression is a mood disorder-- that is, a medical condition that impacts how you feel mood-wise. Depression is more than just "having a bad day." It va
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
Artisan Crafts Week
11thFIRST DAYAM - SchedulePM - Circus Contest
12thSECOND DAYAM - Culinary Arts by maytelPM - Artisan Crafts ABC's Part 1 (A-D) by Talty
13thTHIRD DAYAM - Uncommon Crafts by maytelPM - Artisan Crafts ABC's Part 2 (E-H) by Talty
14thFOURTH DAYAM - Valentine's Day Feature by maytelPM - Artisan Crafts ABC's Part 3