what is it?
was started mainly for my love of all things handmade. secondly, there seems to be an overwhelming resurgence in the handmade arts, both in & out of the blogosphere. handmade arts has gained increasing popularity over the very recent years & an inordinate amount of blogs these days are devoted to one or more types of handmade art: altered art, mixed media, scrapbooking & paper arts, textile/fiber arts, jewelry crafting, polymer clay art, even “shabby-chic” crafting….the list goes on & on.
i wanted to bring all these wonderful artisans together to showcase their handiwork & celebrate all things handmade. & in doing so, perhaps this blog will lend some inspiration, insight & encouragement to all who visits & participates…& thus, handmade monday was born…created in response to the phenomenon known as “handmade arts”.
how to participate…
handmade monday will offer folks a fun opportunity to showcase their handmade projects, given a weekly prompt. each monday, there will be a new prompt that will be posted for the handmade artisan to craft something clever & creative. a guestbook will be featured each monday where folks can post a pix of their handmade project using their favorite medium (mixed media, paper, fabric, fiber, metal, jewelry, clay, digital art, etc., etc.) as well as leave a comment with the static link to your blog post. please don’t forget to mention handmade monday (with a link) in your respective blog post.
for your convenience, a blog button has been created. please feel free to grab the button & help spread the word about handmade monday! also, to further our celebration of handmade arts, i have created a flickr group here, where folks can join & post pix of their handiwork.
won’t you join us in the HANDMADE REVOLUTION?
if this sounds like your cuppa tea, please join in & give it a whirl! here’s to handmade arts….celebrate & inspire!
your handmade monday hostess, mary ann of follow your bliss designs