Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New "Featured Artist" Spot! (and Highlights From August's Meeting)

While brainstorming about how to encourage more members (particularly new members) to attend the monthly meetings, there was a suggestion for having a monthly "raffle" drawing at the meetings.  Whoever attends the meeting gets their name put into the hat, and whoever's name is pulled out of the hat gets to have a widget for their Etsy shop on the top of the sidebar of the blog as a "featured artist" for the month! 

 John (Jackbear) lent his hat and Casey (PeachesProducts) did the honors...

 And this months winner is... John of Jackbear Stamps!
You can see a new widget for the "Featured Artist" at the top of the sidebar of the blog!

 We also had some fun with a "creepy"mask Marie (MFcrafts) had made as an experiment in preparation for a commissioned project (we're not hatin'...she called it "creepy" first!).  Tiffany (FrecklesAndFrizz) decided to try it on!
 Yes...this is just some of the fun we have at the monthly meetings!  See?  Don't you wish you were there?

Toward the end of the meeting, we did an anonymous critique of some products Kira (KiraArts) brought in for advice on pricing.  The monster Casey is holding is "Hal".  Kira has just started using him in a series of photos she calls "The Adventures of Hal The Sweater Monster"

Other members in attendance this month were Amanda (BeadworkByAmanda), Catherine (BigTwigDesign), Kim (PandaWear), Jen (OldFamiliarWay), Sarah (PapersaurusCreative), Cara (SewIndieShop), Kelley (KelleysBeading), and Kim (ManicMetals).

Looking forward to next month's meeting!  


  1. Great idea! I will be back in the winter :)

  2. Love this! I think we should always photo document the meetings! That could also incourage more people to join in!

  3. Aw! Wish I could have made it there! Should be able to make it in September!!

  4. Definitely agreed about "photo documenting" the meetings encouraging attendance! (I tried to make a point to link to the shops of everyone who was there as an extra perk). I think the "Featured Artist" raffle and people bringing items to critique will definitely be photo worthy! (just don't let me forget to take pictures!) ;)

    PS: We miss you too Carol!