Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday Link List - in search of artistic blogs

I decided to look through some of my favorite Etsy shops, and see if they have blogs or websites.  These four artists are not teammates of mine, but they are on my list of favorite shops.  This usually happens because I can't choose just one item I like!  I've enjoyed their blogs and/or websites so much, I'd like to introduce them to you:


L. Gruger Art
Lindy's acrylic paintings are so fun to look at.  So I wondered what her website was like.  She's got some of her paintings across a fantastic banner and lot of tabs underneath.  I went to her SHOP tab, and saw her Etsy layout, GreetingCardUniverse and Zazzle.  I haven't looked at my Zazzle shop for quite awhile, so I went to Lindy's to see what she has.  Did you know you can buy your own customized postage stamps?  Lindy sells them!  Her RESOURCES tab includes art galleries, art career information and art supplies.  Great site!


Joan Tayler Design


I was attracted to a shop called Joan Tayler Design because of the beautiful polymer clay barrettes she makes.  And her BUTTONS tab immediately caught my attention when I went to her blog.  She tells about being inspired by a friend last year who made a skein of handspun yarn for every day of the year, the 355 project.  Instead of yarn, Joan made buttons.  Come and look at her final result!
   




Tortagialla
I forget how I came upon tortagialla; it was probably her beautiful leather journals, something I've been thinking about making for some time now.  Linda also has little magazines called Persieri, which means "thoughts" in Italian.  Inside each magazine is a discussion about different materials and how to use it.  It reminds me of my teammates'  PDF files with patterns.  Good idea for a two dimensional artist.   What I especially liked about Linda's blog was her Creative Business 101 series.  Since I belong to the Blogging Business Artisans, I thought this would be a good series to follow, seeing I need all the business help I can get. Thanks Linda. 


Nancy Lefki, better known as collageartgirl on Etsy has an shop she calls my collage art.  I've read many of Nancy's articles in Art Journaling magazine, but never visited to her blog or website.  She is also a well-known contributor to Somerset Studio and Cloth, Paper, Scissors.  So this is a new website I'll be following.  If you're into paper or cloth, she's an artist to check out.  Her website is called Mixed Media Collage Art by Nancy Lefki.


8 comments:

Indira said...

Great choices..two of them, Nancy Lefko and Tortaglia are already on my favorite list.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What a great list of sites! Their work is all very inspiring...off to click around!
I love the idea of personalized stamps!

linda said...

Thank you for the feature and I'm happy to find other inspirations from your list - how lovely!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I've done the same about checking out blogs of my fave shops! Those barrettes are awesome! And her buttons are just as awesome -- what a project to take on!

Rose said...

Great mix of shops! Of course I'll have to check out the leather journals.

BeadedTail said...

Those stamps would be so fun for someone to receive! What a way to make a letter beautiful! I'll have to check out all these links!

FabricFascination said...

Wonderful choices. These all look like interesting sites to visit.

Judy Nolan said...

These are all great sites! I marked the shop with the barrettes, since I have long hair. The collage blog is wonderful, too.

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