Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Great Little Christmas Art Show

 This was Brenda Benson's first time exhibiting at the Randy Brodnax and Friends Christmas Art Show. Brenda sculpts glass and "light" in most inventive of ways. Each of the lighted glass sculptures evokes a different emotion. For example the tree form next to Brenda in the photo has a surprise - the back of the light box creates an entire work of art in colored light on the wall behind the light. My photo from my phone does not do justice to the inventiveness of this piece of art. The next time you see Brenda at a show take the time to have her show you the subtle beauty that she creates with glass and light.
Another fun part of this show is that Randy shares his Cajun roots by reading a Cajun Christmas Story. Great fun for kids and adults alike.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Importance of a Craft Support Group

Like most artists I find creative inspiration from many different things, but I sometimes find it difficult to creatively promote my work. Fortunately I have found a great network of creative people from which to draw inspiration, Etsy Fort Worth. 

Members find artistic expressions in many ways - Art/Photography, Ceramics, Children's Clothing and Accessories, Handbags, Hats and Accessories, Home Decor, Jewelry, Pet Products, Screenprinting, Soap, Cosmetics and Candles, Teen  and Adult Clothing and more. With such diverse medium and artistic styles its no wonder that there are just as many great ideas on marketing, creative copy writing, photography, and social media.

At each meeting ideas are freely expressed and every time I feel energized, excited and equipped to promote my business. Brain storming with a creative group opens up many more ideas and refines these ideas.

Esty Fort Worth is the group to join to learn the skills, get the inspiration, and the accountability to build your craft business.  These are some of the benefits.
  • Live member support at our monthly team meetings
  • Live member socializing at our monthly "Coffee Time" and quarterly craft parties.
  • Feature in our "Spotlight Moments" blog column
  • Free promotion (team blog, twitter, facebook)
  • Vendor priority at all Etsy Fort Worth events
  • Free business advice at our mini "Indiepreneur" classes held at our live team meetings
  • Access to our members only calendar of local events, craft shows, deadlines and more
Membership is open now - Applications will be accepted from  December 1, 2011- December 15, 2011