There are so many creative blogs out there--some amazing and some not so great (sorry but it's true). When you come across a really good blog, you know it right away. Instantly you say to yourself "YES!!" this is what I have been looking for, this is what I need, I can't wait to read more. Everyone's taste is different, but here are my favorite blogs, that I think you will really enjoy:
This is one of the most engaging blogs I have ever come across. So much so, that I find myself hitting that "older posts" button time and again to see what else she has to say. Shannon Levart, the woman behind Miss Fickle Media, gives her blog followers several gifts: inspiration, advice, hope, and laughter. I particularly like the wisdom and recommendations she gives to other jewelry designers about how to market and sell their wares. She even goes over how to price your jewelry and approach stores, something we all struggle with. To me, this blog is not a passive reading experience but an engaging tutorial on life.
The Ice Queen Zine (which is what I consider to be a blog) lives within the main Ice Resin website by Susan Lenart Kazmer. I look to this site when wanting to see fantastic array of creative talents brought together under one roof, all using resin and mixed media techniques. The photos are amazing and I never fail to have a new "ah ha!" moment, seeing something that is clever and that I would never have thought to do. Since this "blog" is part of the main Ice Resin site, you also have easy access to lots of resin tips and techniques.
This is actually not just one blog but many. Elsa Mora is a painter, paper cut artist, jewelry designer, doll maker, and so much more! The main blog will link to all her other ones and within their depths, inspiration abounds. Her work is inspiring in itself but her thought provoking writing and sense of balance in life is what keeps me coming back to this blog. If you get a chance, make sure to review all her blogs and enjoy the journey they will take you on.
You probably already know about Etsy, but did you know they also have a really engaging blog? It features highlighted sellers and their shops, craft news, informative stories from around the world, events, current trends, design inspirations, and more. There is a huge amount of content on the Etsy blog which is constantly being updated with lots of feedback given. This is a blog where you can spend hours reading - so get your jewelry done first and then read at night ;)
Other notable blogs: Pretty Things, Andrew Thornton, Stephanie Lee's Semiprecious Salvage, Vintaj, Nunn Designs.
I hope you enjoy these selections. What are your favorites?