Commissions closedJust writing a quick journal to let you guys know I'm closing my commissions for the time being, I haven't been able to complete a few of my last commissions in time and I really hate disappointing my buyers. Besides, I've been doing commissions for several years now and I need to take a rest from it, work on some personal projects I've been meaning to do forever, and such.I also closed my stores. I don't know how long it'll be, but a few months probably. If you really want a commission and don't mind waiting, then I guess you can still commission me Edit: Barely one hour after writing this I received a commission from the only person I can't reject: my mom. Hi mom! When you read this don't feel bad, you didn't know, and it was an amusing coincidence.On a side note, please send good wishes my way! One of my cats had surgery a few weeks ago to remove a bunch of tumors in her tiny body, we're hopping to receive the results from the biopsy tomorrow. We're really hoping it'll be no
10 crafts that look like something elseWould you play a game with me? I just put together some examples of crafts that look like something else, proof that crafters can do anything! Before you read the answers or the comments, try to guess what it really is... the answer may surprise you. After you're done, don't forget to visit these talented artists' galleries!And don't cheat, I will know This is for fun, to prove that crafts are awesome, and hopefully teach you about some new crafts.Rules:Don't click to open the deviation! The title can give away the answer.Work with the preview image, I'll try to provide the best size possible.They are all crafts, but try to guess the material and what kind of craft they are. Is it crochet? Sculpture? Cooking? Clay? Fabric? Stone?Write your answers down and check the score at the end.If you already knew one of these deviations and therefore you already know the answer, don't worry! It's a free point for you Write a message letting us know your score!!Exa
I will critique your crafts.Constructive criticism can really help us boost our art level, sometimes we know something can be improved but it's difficult to know it ourselves. Sadly, constructive criticism is rare. That's where I come in!The last few years I've tried my best to learn as much as I can about as many crafts as possible, so I feel confident to give my opinion about most of them. I hope this will help some people that are looking for comments to improve their work I will pick the deviations that I find more interesting, or that I feel I can help the most. I will pick 5 or 10 deviations this time, and if you guys are interested I can repeat this often!I will critique your craftsmanship, concept and photography. I will point the things that I like about your work, but I will also look for flaws or things that you can improve, and I will do my best to give you tips and recommendations. If you're only looking for positive comments, or if you can't endure being told that your work is not ~*perf
Monthly Food ChallengeMonthly Food ChallengeA three month premium membership will be awarded to one of the semi-sweeties members that participate in the challenge.We have been running these challenges for three years now, we have to keep them challenging! So this time we’re shaking things a little: instead of randomly picking a winner from the participant pool, we’re going to pick the entry that makes the most creative use of the theme. Even if your crafting skills aren’t the best, but you had a great idea and were able to transmit it, you have a chance to win the 3 months subscription!Theme of the month: BerriesFor those of us in the northern hemisphere summer is almost here, the fruits are ripping all around! And if you’re in the southern hemisphere, you probably miss the colorful look of a meadow full of berries, so we hope this challenge will plea
What a week!Last week was full of excitement and turmoil at the same time. We had the Artisan Crafts week at projecteducate and it was amazing, so many interesting articles! I spent a lot of time and thought writing both my articles, thank you so much for all the faves and comments they meant a lot to me!I also participated in the Artisan Crafts chat last Saturday, it was pretty amazing and crazy I was happy to talk to many of you, and the Scavenger Hunt was so much fun! Would anyone be interested if I organize a chat for polymer clay? We can share tips One of my little cats, Diana, was neutered last week. She's a sweet little girl that always wants to be hugged and petted, but she turned out to be a little demon when recovering from surgery. She managed to pull her stitches twice, despite the cone of shame and the mittens that the vet crafted for her. Diana stayed behind at my parent's house (I only took three cats and my doggy when I loved), so both times I had to rush back to my
How to take crafting commissionsTaking crafting commissionsAccepting commissions is very different from opening a store in a lot of ways, so I decided to write a separate article for it. However, a lot of what I explained in the article "Introduction to setting up your store" also applies to taking commissions, so make sure to read that article too!Note: I’m writing this with crafting commissions in mind, since that’s my area of expertise. I imagine that some things could also apply to other kind of commissions, but I make no promises What is a commission?A commission is when a client pays you to create a specific craft with their idea or instructions.How is a commission different from sales in my store?When you sell something in your store, people are buying your work. When you accept a commission, people are hiring you to do
Introduction to setting up your storeIntroduction to setting up your storeI have been there, deciding to sell your work is a scary decision. What do I do? How do I sell? How do I accept money? What do I do so that I don't lose money? What if no one buys my work? I went through every emotion and scary thought before I began. Three years after I opened my store I finally feel comfortable giving advice about it. This is a huge topic and I could write tons of info about it, so I'll begin with this introduction and build up on future articles. I will also write a second article about taking commissions, wait for it later this week!Last year I wrote some guidelines with some more information about selling your work online, please consider reading it too! This article will focus on setting up your store.Disclaimer: I'm not the most successful online seller, and I don't intend to be - I'm pretty busy with my studies, and most of my business comes from custom commissions, no
Awesome Craft Materials Giveaway!Advertising time! Sweet Ganjamira put together some amazing crafting materials, and she's doing one of the most generous and amazing giveaways I've ever seen!A lot of you have asked me about getting polymer clay or have troubles finding it in your countries... she's giving away a fantastic Fimo starter pack! And many expressed interest in feather painting... well, there's feathers too! Check out her journal about it:I gotta be honest, I'm interested too those crystals and gemstones are breathtaking, I've been trying to find them here without luck. At best I can find small beads, but nothing as beautiful and majestic as the crystals she's offering.So go ahead and check out her giveaway it's worth it!
So Cute, it Rots your Teeth #36Some weeks we will bring you our favourite submissions at #semi-sweeties for that week. Please note that the favourites are just our opinion but not an absolute ranking. Please enjoy this week's collection and don't forget to anything you find interesting! If you love clay food don't hesitate to join us at semi-sweeties! This month's challenge is about healthy snacks.
Time Traveling While You SleepShare|ArchiveTime Traveling While You SleepBy istickboy & TruepicturesincTime Travel in a Time of Regretby j3conceptsAn Experiment with Time is a long essay by the Irish aeronautical engineer J. W. Dunne (1875–1949) on the subjects of precognition and the human experience of time.John William Dunne was an Irish aeronautical engineer and author. In the field of parapsychology, he achieved a preeminence through
How to get noticed on deviantARTHi there! People asked me several times when I've became 'popular' on this site and in which way. I must admit I smelled a bit of envy in their tones, but the thing that troubled me more was that they didn't think that my work was worth all the pageviews I got over the years. Well, I wanted to explain this little thing right now... dA costed me a lot of work! It wasn't a 'BOOM! POPULAR!' thing at all for me.I had to study other people's methods too and to work hard on improving my art, and it wasn't easy. At all!So tonight I'm sharing with you some methods to get attention by dA community.Don't take them as unquestionable laws, just take them for what they are... Hints. They worked for me but they may not work for you.And now that you have a dA account... What should you do?► POST FINISHED ARTWORKS ONLYYour first post should be a fi
Fan Art Friday: Attack On TitanShare|ArchiveFan Art Friday: If You Don’t Fight, You Can’t Win!By DeevElliottAttack on titan by VeggieStudioRead MoreAttack on TitanAttack on Titan is the groundbreaking Japanese manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama in 2006 as his entry for Japan’s prestigious Magazine Grand Prix (MGP), an award sponsored by Kodansha, Japan’s biggest manga publisher and the eventual publisher of the series. Isayama received t
Lewis Carroll: Alice In WonderlandShare|ArchiveLewis Carroll: Through A Glass, DarklyBy DeevElliottAlice Meets the Cheshire Cat by feliciacanoRead MoreThe more one is denied something, the more one desires it.The more oppressive the strictures circumscribing one’s life, the more delirious become that person’s dreams. The more prohibitions and sacrifices one accepts as a life’s duty, the more ingenious must become the approved “escapes.
Cosplay Friday: AvengersShare|ArchiveCosplay Friday: Avengers Assemble!By spottedby emmagucci, AnyaPanda, dextructive, Letaur, RisingParadise, captainjazeRead MoreThe AvengersFirst introduced by Marvel in 1963, The Avengers was Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s superheroic response to the success of DC Comics’ Justice League of America.In the original comic the founders of the superhero team were Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant–Man, and The Wasp who came together to defeat the evil god Loki. The 2012 live–action Avengers movie loosely based on Marvel
Collection: Rise from the DeadShare|ArchiveRise From the Dead“Where are tonight the sword and its swinger, the holy spells and their singer? Where is the light to scatter the ghosts, the sight of dawn to shatter the frost? Fears can be hidden, and hearts’ fire kindled, but will shadows be caged and demons faced? The curses of liches linger like winds of winter, and wolves howl a hymn for the undead's hunt… who will be safe from the grim reaper’s swing, and who will fall in its grip?”— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Collection: Laundry DayShare|ArchiveLaundry DayFrom the clothesline strung across the backyard, to the college dorm laundry rooms, to the inner city all-night Laundromats, we all have our memories that begin with helping Mom with Laundry Day, that task that soon became ours alone upon taking flight from the family nest. Laundry day can evoke warm memories of family unity, or cold memories of aching separation and loneliness, the softness of a stack of fresh towels or the hardness of city sidewalks, depending on the time in you life you are remembering. Here is a collection of deviations evoking the full range of Laundry Day duality.
Project Porkchop: Vol. 390Share|Archivesvol. 390About Project PorkchopThe DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Francis Ford Coppola: Godfather of New HollywoodShare|ArchiveFrancis Ford Coppola: The Godfather of the New Hollywood (1972-1982)By techgnoticThe Godfather Is Back by donvito62Read MoreBy the late 1960s, the big Hollywood movie studios had lost control over actual movie production.Individual “executive producers” based at the “Big Five” increasingly cut deals with star independent producers, directors and, especially, movie star actors for percenta
So Cute, it Rots your Teeth #12Every week we will bring you our favorite submissions at #semi-sweeties for that week. Please notice that the favorites are just our opinion but not an absolute ranking.Please enjoy this week's collection and don't forget to anything you find interesting!