In 2005, I started beading. And when I started, there was no stopping me! For many months, a day did not go by that I did not spend time beading. For four years, I attended bead classes, browsed the Internet for bead tutorials, and spent every spare moment creating. I even taught bead classes in local stores.
Then, in 2009, I started to feel that I needed a change. I was, frankly, burned out. My niece introduced me to Artist Trading Cards. And that was all it took to get me off on new artistic adventures. I joined online groups, local meetup groups, and traded, traded, traded. I also started learning as much as I could about backgrounds, paint, and paper. I have never really had any artistic training. So many of these things were brand spanking new to me.
When I started working with paper, I stopped posting on my jewelry blog and started this blog, All My Artist Trading Cards. It’s amazing how many directions this addiction has led to! In September of 2009 I started taking watercolor lessons. I had never had any aspirations to paint! But now, my progress with artist trading cards had given me the confidence to try.
So now I’ve come full circle. I have heard the muse of beading calling me again. I want to spend some time making jewelry as a creative outlet. But I have no intention of giving up paper! And I don’t have time to start a blog for each of my individual creative endeavors, so I’m renaming my blog:
All My Art
As I started posting my watercolor work, I will be posting pictures of the jewelry I create. All of the jewelry I made the first time around is still available for viewing at my old beading blog, I’m Beading As Fast As I Can. (See the link on the sidebar).
I hope you will enjoy seeing everything that I create, be it an atc, a painting, a collage, or a necklace.
MY FIRST BLOG GIVEAWAY
To celebrate this change, I want to offer my first ever giveaway on my blog. (I’m not counting One Heart One Hand). This giveaway is open to my blog followers ONLY. So if you are not currently following my blog, it’s simple to just click on the sidebar and become a follower. I currently have 90 followers; so if everyone takes part in the giveaway, you have no worse than a one in 90 chance of winning! Of course, new followers will be in the drawing, too. Here’s what I am giving away:
Here’s what you have to do to enter the giveaway:
- If you’re not already a follower of my blog, become a follower.
- Leave a comment to this message. In your comment, I’d like for you to recommend another artistic blog to me. It could be a blog that has inspired you, a blog that you visit over and over, or a blog that has just started and needs encouragement.
- One comment only per person, please.
I will declare a winner using a Random Number Generator on March 15.
I appreciate all of you who follow my blog and leave encouraging comments, and comments that point me in the right direction. Without you, the blog would exist in a vacuum. I can never thank you enough.