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Artisan Crafts Feature #2

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 9:33 PM
I'm finally recovered from the craziness that was Artisan Crafts week! It was insane, but so awesome at the same time. In case anyone missed it the articles we published can be found here. Also don't forget that the "Try Something New Contest" is still going on until July 29th, contest information is available here. The contest invites you to pick up a new craft you've never tried before and so something with it, the prizes include premium accounts and points :)

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If you have any Artisan Craft related news that you want me to advertise, contact me! I'll be happy to help you.
  • The Artisan Crafts Challenge for July is "Medieval", the prize is 2000 points! :la: Learn more about it here.
  • Don't forget that I'm accepting DD suggestions! Right now I'm specially interested in DDs involving metalwork, basketry and ceramics, I want to give under-recognized crafts some love too :heart:
  • maytel brought to my attention that the current galleries for Culinary Arts are insufficient, right now we have Desserts, Food Art, Main Dishes, Miscellaneous and Pumpkin Carving. I would like to receive some feedback from the Culinary Arts community, let me know if you feel the same way. Should I start a post to discuss it?
  • If you have any ideas or suggestions to improve the artisan crafts gallery and community, contact me please!

Here's some of the things I've found in the Artisan Crafts Gallery lately that caught my attention or that were suggested to me. Enjoy them!


Commission Logan Plush by Kussen-Dunkel
Sculpey Peter Rabbit by ChloeMcGhoeBiscuit the Bear by mellisea


+Sailor Venus+ by MolecularAgatha
baby octopus by reesqJaspersprite Plush by PrinceOfRage
gummy bear ring by strictlyhandmade#175 Togepi - 3D origami by SophieEkard

Carl's House - Polymer CLAY by buzhandmadeGoodies Again by Shembre
Clay Lugia by Bubble-ChubiLarge Jolteon Plush by PakajunaTufty
narwhal amigurumi 2 by adorablykawaiiDoctor Who Tardis Bookholder by Nordas
Felted Totoro by xxNostalgic
The Wyvern: Sculpture by FraytaCoach Purse Cake by jwitchy65





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Shembre Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   Writer
Thanks so much for featuring my earrings! Everything looks beautiful! ;D
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
You are welcome ^^
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Added to #DevNews July 16th Edition. :aww:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :flirty:
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Kussen-Dunkel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome pieces!!!! and thanks for featuring me ^^!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Artisan Crafter
You are welcome ^^
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What an awesome feature! Thanks for sharing these wonderful works. :D
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
No problem, my pleasure! ^^ thank you so much for seeing them!
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are quite welcome!
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ServantsRequiem Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome, I love those earrings, and that bear is amazing, it's like ugly but cute at the same time! I'm captivated...
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
That's exactly what I said about the bear :la: I was so confused :confused: but I love it!
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BaziKotek Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
:clap:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:la:
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XPantherArtX Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wonderful works!! :heart:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :meow:
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BluestOfBirds Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
(culinary arts ramble...)

What about doing "Sweets" - "Savory" - "Food Art" - "Pumpkin Carving"

The problem with saying that cakes should go in food art is the fact that not all cakes posted are the fancy decorated kind. A lot of them are just real nice traditional style cakes that are pretty, but don't really fit in food art. People would have to decide if their decorated sugar cookies, for example, are desserts or food art too. I think it might get confusing.

I agree that "Main Dishes" is a poor name for that category for the same reasons you mentioned. I like keeping it simple though... keep 4 or 5 sections instead of one for each type of food. It just makes it easier to decide where you should be uploading to.

I think I still have my notes from the last time Culinary Arts was restructured... I'd be happy to share if you'd like :D
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Excellent points :nod: I don't want to make too many sections either, I feel that it could thin out the submissions too much, Culinary Arts is already a relatively small community. But I would like to introduce new sub-categories, for example I'm thinking "Appetizers and Entrées" "Soups and Salads" "Main Dishes" "Snacks and Dips", I think some of those groups could go together, but well I'm not sure yet about what the community wants.

Your point about the cakes is really good, but I think people should still have the option to submit their beautifully decorated cakes or cookies to food art whenever they feel that their work decorating it is more important than the cake itself. That's what I think the gallery of food art is for :slow:

Oh yes yes yes please show me your notes I would love to read them :la:
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BluestOfBirds Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:la: will dooooo. Let me hunt them down! I'll send you a note!
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Brookette Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think candy should be separate from desserts in the food categories. Candy making is whole other thing that takes different skills than baking.
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
So true! I'm definitely keeping that in mind. What about a category called "Candy and chocolates"? I think that they could go together since they share some techniques and uses, but I would like to read your opinion :)
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Brookette Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:la: candy and chocolate definitely go together! Many of the same techniques are used. It's great that you're rethinking this area of the gallery. Thank you!
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That 'Birdy skeleton' is strangely cute, but my favorite is 'The Wyvern: Sculpture.' They're all great! Thanks for sharing! :dalove:
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I agree with birdy skeleton, it's so cool and cute but creepy XD I'm grad that you liked them, you're welcome! :huggle:
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:iconunconventionalsenshi:
Oh wow, the Couch Bag cake is amazing :faint:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I know I couldn't believe it was a cake at first :wow:
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buzhandmade Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:)
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SophieEkard Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for featuring my Togepi origami! :love:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
You are welcome :D
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DemonMathiel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Photographer
:D
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:nod:
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think that cakes out to have their own section that is named "cakes" - the highly decorated ones especially are not really a dessert but an artwork in their own right and it would remove any confusion anyone might have as to where to put them.
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I think that right now those cakes are going to Food Art :P but definitely I think they deserve their own sub-gallery. I'm mainly concerned because we only have desserts and main dishes, which leaves no room for other times like appetizers, salads, soups, snacks, etc, and it all has to go to miscellaneous.
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool :)

I have to admit that I never thought of those as an art to share here, I tend to put pictures (and recipes) of my food on a separate blog for the most part (except the occasional really good photo that then ends up as a still life in the photography section) but then on the whole I'm more into good tasting food and not so much in making it look like art ;)
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Well I see food as an all-inclusive artistic experience, it's art for all the senses. I once wrote about why I think that food is art and linked to a few of my favorite examples: [link]

I think that not only the very decorated pieces are art, I mean making something taste good requires a lot of talent, planning, dedication and love.
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) Never really thought of it like that, I suppose I'd better start uploading more of my food here too then ;)
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Excellent, I will be looking forward to your submissions :la:
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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strictlyhandmade Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks for featuring my gummy bear ring! :aww:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
No problem ^^
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GAGBAGCHEN Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Solid bunch:iconslickmovesplz:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Excellent :la:
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GAGBAGCHEN Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah~
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