This week I've found myself creatively stymied to the point of thinking I'd be slightly better off as a temp, when an Etsy success mail arrived with this article:
Pikaland's 9 tips to be more creative
Oh, sweet relief! Some excellent tips in there, and excellent links. The photo above (by Pikaland, of course!) is of the wonderful zine she puts out called Good to Know. I want all of them. The current issue is centered on the question: Do you think that artists need to have degrees/qualifications from art school in order to be one? Did you study art? Does it matter?
Shocker, I used to worry about the answer to that one all the time.
One of my favorite comics makers, Vanessa Davis, has a page up on this Where The Wild Things Are tribute.
Tony Millionaire has his name on there, too, but the link is dead so far. Here's hoping we get to see that soon.
Felicia's Fluffy Flowers always seems to have a dose of sanity and...well, southern comfort, just when I need it most, too. I can't even choose a photo to share with you from her blog. They're all quite lovely!
Okay, so here's the Follow Friday part. For those of you not yet acquainted with all the Twitter jargon, Follow Friday is when you link to people on Twitter that you think other people should be following, as they are just so awesome. (Well, that's the Pollyanna version, anyway.)
@moonscreations makes the most darling bunnies you have ever seen. No, really.
@whskr always has interesting things to say, and often links to really helpful crafty buisness articles.
@susarto is another plush makin' artist...who also happens to make amazing mixed media pieces as well.
@loucreates is a sweetheart. A very generous sweetheart!
@LolaChickenpant is not me. Seriously. I have nothing to do with this, but I really enjoy reading her tweets!
@pollymarie is actually Pollyanna Cowgirl, maker of awesome jewelry that will always win you compliments, and runner of one wonderful blog.
Are you on Twitter, too? Leave your twitter name below if you wish!