Monday, September 3, 2012

A Word or Two (Hundred) About HandmadeArtists

I've joined the Blog Ring on HandmadeArtists, and the feature for the first week is the site itself. I've posted about HandmadeArtists before, and I'm delighted to do it again!
This is such a wonderful, diverse and multi-faceted site!  There's a shop, a forum and a blog.  The HandmadeArtists shop is limited to only artists - there are no resellers, no supplies (unless the supplies are handmade) and no vintage.  The eclectic group of artists who call the shop home are simply wonderful.  Currently, there are just under 500 artists' shops located there, and you could easily spend a day or two just browsing their delightful creations.  From a shopper's point of view, it's clean, crisp and easy to navigate.  From the artist's point of view, it's simple to load items, easy to customize with sections, and it's not expensive to use.  For a flat $5 per month, you get your own shop site and a boatload of promotion from the owners, Andrew and Kimberly.

If you don't need a shop or aren't a shopper right now, the HandmadeArtists Blog is a great read.  Articles are contributed by members on virtually any topic; there are great tutorials, wonderful food for thought, selling and photo tips, and artist spotlights and features.  This is another site where you could easily spend a day!
Not a blog reader?  Maybe you're into interactive discussion!  The HandmadeArtists Forum is a place to ask a question, express an opinion or simply find out what everyone else is up to.  Artists and art enthusiasts from all over the planet congregate on the HandmadeArtists Forum. There are sections for virtually any topic you can think of, and trust me, if you post something, you will get topical and valuable responses.  The forum is a very positive place to hang out!

If you haven't visited HandmadeArtists yet, you are truly missing out on some wonderful things, no matter what your tastes or needs are!  Drop by today and see what I mean for yourself!!!


  1. Great post Sandi, I love the way you write, it is straight to the point on all points. This should certainly bring in a few browsers or people to interact with on the forum. The more the merrier.

  2. Wonderful job Sandi, your blog is so much easier to read than mine, I tried to say the same things.

  3. Very true...well written...great site!

  4. Thanks to everyone for visiting and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it!

  5. Awesome post Sandi! Love the forum!!

  6. You know we love you,k Sandi! Thanks for all your help with the forum and the shop!