Recycled Arts & Crafts Arrives at Craft Tips!

In a move that is perhaps greatly overdue, I’ve finally added a category to Crafty Tips that celebrates the artists and crafters who work with recycled items. These green and crafty folks take things that we would normally discard and create something beautiful, functional and even wearable! One of my favorite websites that shares projects […]

Free Artist Profiles

I was looking at someone’s blog today and noticed a conversation on how to advertise a crafting business on the cheap. One of the things mentioned was to ask bloggers if they would be willing to interview artists or review their sites. I’ve toyed with the idea to review each of the sites submitted and […]

A Great Photography Site

Every now and again I receive submissions to Crafty Tips for sites that are tangentially related to existing categories but are really not a good match for the site. Your Photo Tips is such a site. However, this is a site that I think anyone who uses a camera should spend some time with and I opted to share it with you on Blog About Crafts.

How Dumb Can He Be?

Sometimes the best examples are those made by idiots. When one local artist was interviewed by our paper, he not only shot himself in the foot by alienating most of the community but may have damaged the saleability of other artists’ works as well. While he talks about paying homage to the masters, perhaps he should have paid more attention to their actions and advice before opening his mouth and inserting both feet. His story should serve as a cautionary tale for all artists and people who are selling creative works.