Artists In Our Midst

In Artists In Our Midst by Sarah, Proud and Tall

As promised, herewith your Artists In Our Midst thread. If you are any kind of creator – artist, writer, blogger, photographer, musician, inventor, designer, sex toy entrepreneur, gardener, whatever – professional or otherwise, and you want to give yourself or your stuff a plug, please do so. If you’re not and you know someone who is, get in a plug for them, or ask one of our talented creators to make you something you never thought you wanted, but which would bring a bit of joy into your life. Don’t …

Writing Productivity Class and Meet Ups (NY & NJ) Comin’ Atcha!

In Artists In Our Midst, Authors In Our Midst by Hillary Rettig

Hey Everyone – I’m going to bigfoot myself to announce that I’m teaching an online writing-productivity class starting 10/31. It’s great for any writer (creative, academic, business, etc.) trying to boost his or her output, overcome procrastination and perfectionism, and/or finish a project. (Actually for anyone with those goals, in any field, but the examples and discussions will all be writing-focused.) The classes are four weeks long, and the format is bloggish, so you can be located anywhere. Normally $50, but the host, SavvyAuthors, is offering a discount of $5 …

Shameless self promotion thread

In Artists In Our Midst, Balloon Jobs, Free Markets Solve Everything, Organize, Readership Capture, This Town by Sarah, Proud and Tall

I can’t see that we’ve done an Artists in our Midst thread, or a job thread, for quite a while. Then again, I may just be too drunk to find them. Anyway, lets combine the two and have a free thread for Juicers – artists, Etsyists, writers, job seekers, freelancers, businesses seeking workers, community groups seeking assistance, whatever, lurkers more than welcome – to give themselves a plug. [Image – Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) The Pottery Vendor]

Late Night Graphic Artists Open Thread

In Artists In Our Midst, Daydream Believers, Popular Culture by Anne Laurie

First, artist and commentor Larime could use a little help: My wife, Sylv Taylor, is bed-bound with Lupus and her laptop is the only link she has to the outside world. That laptop is also what she uses to create art, including coloring comics. It’s dying – it shut off 10 times in 3 hours today – and when it’s dead she’ll be utterly isolated and unable to create. PLEASE consider helping in getting her a new laptop. If you can’t pledge, PLEASE share this on your journals and tell …

Artists In Our Midst Open Thread

In Artists In Our Midst, Open Thread by John Cole

First things first- just furminated the boss, and let me tell you what- Steve loves being furminated so much that he is actually hard to brush because he keeps head-butting the brush and doing circles instead of holding still (which was never an issue with Tunch- holding still was a lifelong goal that he marvelously achieved). But he just loves it. Furminated him, then brushed him with a regular brush, and it is amazing how quickly his coat is getting better. Even the bald areas, where I had to delicately …

Open Thread and Artists in our midst

In Artists In Our Midst, Excellent Links, Open Thread by Sarah, Proud and Tall

I’ve got nothin’ right now, so I will simply share this lovely picture by a late 19th-early 20th century painter called Bertram Hiles, who lost both his arms in a tramcar accident as a child, and who painted with his mouth. There is more at Callum James and at Design. Decoration. Craft. So what the hell, lets make this an open thread and an impromptu “Artists in our midst” thread. Feel free to link to photos, painting, craft, music, writing (including gratuitous blog whoring) or indeed anything that you or …

Artists In Our Midst

In Artists In Our Midst, Open Thread by John Cole

Been a while since we had one of these, so I thought it would be a good opportunity for all of you creative types out there to share your wares. I’ve bought several pieces of art from the readership, the latest being this rendition of the animal family. That was done by Larime Taylor, who paints better with his mouth than most of us can with our hands. Also, Larime passes the word that he is looking for one of you who commissioned some work, but he can no longer …

Artists in Our Midst: Holiday Shopping Edition

In Artists In Our Midst, Daydream Believers, Domestic Affairs, Excellent Links, Readership Capture by Anne Laurie

__ There are any number of gifted artists and crafters among the Balloon Juice readership. If you are one of them, this is the place to add a comment linking to your paintings, needlearts, sculpture, photography, music, cooking, house-building, graphic novel/comix, etc. website or contacts. If your highest art form is shopping, here’s your chance to browse for gifts without having to put your shoes on… and you can buy stuff for other people, too! Pictures here by commentor Tim, who gets pride of place because he demanded it. From …

Artists in Our Midst

In Artists In Our Midst, Excellent Links by John Cole

Been a long while since we have had one of these, so I figured tonight is as good a night as any. The point of these threads is that a lot of you are pretty talented people or married to talented people, but you never talk about it, so here is a thread for you to link to your artwork, music, photography, etc., and share it. I’ll start with reader Larime, who is a disabled artist who paints with his mouth. Here is one of his works that you might …

Artists In Our Midst

In Artists In Our Midst, Open Thread by John Cole

The UPS truck dropped off these beautiful pictures today: Those were taken by one of you- I’ll let the offending party speak for herself in the comments. I can’t wait to get them framed and hung. At any rate, it has been a while since we had one of these threads, so I thought this would be a good time to have one. If you are your loved one are an artist and sell your wares or just share your craft, drop a comment with a link to your website …

Artists in Our Midst

In Artists In Our Midst, Excellent Links, Open Thread by John Cole

I just got my prints that I ordered from the last time we had one of these (I got two nice pictures from 30fps), have them all framed up and hanging in my home office. They really look sharp. At any rate, been a while since we had one of these, so I thought I would put another one up. If you are an artist and have wares for sale or stuff you just want to share, throw it in the comments section. Who knows- someone might be looking for …

Artists in Our Midst, Round Two

In Artists In Our Midst, Open Thread by John Cole

This was really successful the last time we tried it, with a lot of people linking up and finding reliable vendors with whom they could establish good relationships, so I thought we would do it again. If you are an artist and selling your craftwork, link your wares and a description of what you do, and hopefully folks will find their way to your site. And don’t be shy. If you participated the last time, throw your info up again. Also, if you need something, specify what it is and …