Friday, September 12, 2014

Sharing the Love - Looking for Artists and Makers!

My slowly growing collection of Tilla Rodemann Pottery and business cards!

If you follow me on Facebook, you may have read my recent post about my ways to use dry cleaner bags. One of my very talented artist friends, Tilla Rodemann mentioned that she could use my extra bags for her ceramic work and, by the way, would I like to see her new business card since I had also just posted this post on calling cards vs. business cards.

Of course I said, YES! and this is the little surprise she brought to my door this morning!

See the chickens IN the cup? 

Tilla created these cards based on an optical illusion called a Thaumatrope from a site called She created the Thaumatrope with a lot of trial and error. (She didn't divulge her secrets to me but I know it required twisting and plying the very nice string that she used. She says she enjoys just sitting and working on these kinds of projects in her free time and I'm sure it's worth it! I know I'll be hanging on to my copy of Tillda's card for a long time--and isn't that what we all want?

Which brings me to the point of today's blog...
My 5 years of working for Interweave and Cloth Paper Scissors (a branch of FW, a content and ecommerce company) has really shown me how much I love to share what I know about artists and makers, and their extremely innovative lives, techniques, and projects with others. I don't think this blog can continue without you all! I don't want it to!

If you keep a blog and would love to have me follow you, and perhaps occasionally write about one of your posts, be it a project, a class, a video, a book, or some other wonderful accomplishment. Please leave your blog address in the comments section and I will add you on my super special list of people to feature. That's all you have to do. If I fall in love with a post, I will use one photo from said blog to link from my blog back to your blog and will add my own additional thoughts, ideas, or insight. I'll also be sure to let you know I'm talking about you so you can share it if you feel so inclined. Please note that my blog is a place of positivity so only good can happen here!

Thanks to all of you for a great 5 years working with you, I couldn't have done it without you and I look forward to helping you all continue to grow and thrive in any way possible.

So share the love and leave your blog URL in the comments if you're interested!

p.s. If something super special has come up that you don't want me to miss (like an upcoming event), you're always welcome to email me! with SUPER SPECIAL LIST in the subject and I'll do what I can. 

Happy Friday All!


Lisa Chin said...

That is a very cool business card! Thank you for sharing it and for all you have shared over the past. My blog is:

Unknown said...

Hey, Jenn!! I also loved the post about using dry cleaner bags in art, and weirdly enough, I had just- the night before- seen a youtube video with a woman who was using them, as well. It makes me look at my dry cleaning in a whooooole new light. ;)

Anyway, here's my blog, which has tons of tutorials and artsy eye candy on it.

Jenny said...

Thank you for your years of sharing at FW & I know that you are on to a new great adventure. I'd love to keep in touch and spread the crafty love together!

the messy nest said...

I have loveed working with you all these years :) Cannot wait to see what new fun you get up to! My blog is:

Veronica Funk said... :)

Jane LaFazio said...

Such a cool business card!
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Thanks Jenn. Looking forward to your new chapter.

Unknown said...

Hi Jenn,
I'm a new follower and delighted to meet you! I share my creative journey on my blog and would like to invite you to stop by. Thanks! Linda Arandas

Helen said...

Thanks Jenn for sharing....way cool card!
Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Erin Bassett said...

Patti Sokol said...
I'd love to have you feature me! Thanks for all of the sharing and featuring of artists that you do.