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Selling online is not the same as selling at a craft show . Lesson learned early, for me.

When hobbyists making their products are encouraged to sell to the public, an easy “in” is to sell at craft shows. Simple enough. Make product that covers your table once or twice over, so you have enough product for the event. Bring lots of change. Bring business cards or something with your contact info... Read more
Okay, so it's not technically a Christmas, or holiday, tree but it seems like it should be!

This tree-turned-art installation in Berlin plays soft music as chestnuts fall, so in the very least, it should inspire some warm and fuzzy holiday feelings. Read more
Want to make your holidays extra artsy and extra scary at the same time? Take it from the Norwegian embassy in the US, who honoured Edvard Munch's painting The Scream by decorating a Christmas tree with 700 ornaments in its creepy, scary face.

Or you could choose to make a bunch of ornaments that depict the Mona Lisa and confuse everyone! So many options - whose painting would you most like to convert to... Read more
Artisangirl here with another segment of Fun Facts About Gemstone, part 3 !
Today I continue with a stone that I think has a super unique and organic look to it:
Jasper (Leopardite)...The Stabilizing Stone ...Helps the body set the stage to receive changes that will come. Prepares the way for long term change. Acts as a supplement to the body's own energies.

Lapis Lazuli...The Power Stone. ..Symbol of... Read more
It's the perfect time of year to look around and turn old objects into brand new projects and crafts. Whether you're stuck inside because of the chilly weather, or have kids home for the holidays, Amy Azzarito's new book helps get you started. Your home will be front cover-worthy in no time! Read more
The term "crazy cat ladies" has always been wildly unfair, as cats are very awesome and loving them is perfectly reasonable.
These artists, including everyone from Picasso to Jean Coctou and Salvador Dali (pictured) are helping prove just that: Clearly, true geniuses love cats! Read more
I think any gift that makes people smile is a great gift. To find such gifts, I usually search by words like Fun , Funny , Funky , Unusual and see what comes up in search results. Humorous Signs There are so many funny signs and greeting cards with something interesting to say.

Personally, I am a cat person, but I know a couple of dog-lovers that have 2 huge dogs, so no cats are allowed in their... Read more
Jean-Paul Gaultier is known for making his mark in fashion for everything from the pointy bra made famous by Madonna to his iconic perfume bottles and a whole host of incredible couture.

A new exhibit put together by the Montreal Museum of Arts is giving people a chance to explore a multimedia presentation of his work, and if you can't be there, check it out here. Pointy bras, not included. Read more
My story starts almost 40 years ago , when my husband and I moved from Erie PA and started our lives together in Orlando FL. At this time I did a little bit of artistic work, mostly painting, but really did not start my crafting until I found out we were expecting our first child. To help keep costs down, I made most of my maternity clothing which got me sewing again, something I enjoyed doing as a young girl.... Read more
Artisangirl here again with part 2 of Fun Facts About Gemstones ! Check out my first article on Gemstones .

The first stone featured today is one of many in my private collection, although I haven't used it much lately in my creations:

Chrysocolla. ..A balancing stone that has the highest evolved form of the color turqouise. Believed to be an emotional balancer: connects Earth to Sky and brings peace... Read more



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