Above and Beyond
The web is a virtual place. You can't touch anything, feel it, smell it, taste it... it's just there. And I don't even like the word "virtual," since the web does in fact exist. But is anything that happens on it real, or is it all just a fantasy world?
I would like to say that, without a doubt, the Handmade Artists Forum is a real place. It's full of real people, with feelings, honest words of encouragement and true friendship.
When I found the Forum, I got hooked almost instantly. It wasn't a clique that I had to blend into. Each person's differences were immediately embraced and encouraged. I wasn't asked for my age, gender or religious preference. Whether I was rich or poor made no difference. I, a total stranger, was welcomed enthusiastically by this wonderful group of folks who work tirelessly to promote and support each other.
This week, I am lucky and fortunate to be the featured artist in the Handmade Artists Forum Blog Ring. People I've never met face-to-face are going out of their way to write about my craft, to recommend me to their friends, to take time out of their busy lives to promote me - and we've never 'really' even met!
I cannot say enough about the Handmade Artists Forum. In a troubled world full of strife, dishonesty and heartbreak, it's a unique refuge of harmony and support. Please do yourself a favor and see for yourself!