Thursday, June 3, 2010

Online art communities and a feature

Lilly’s Workshop is currently featured on steampunk paranormal romance author O.M. Grey’s blog Caught in the Cogs! Steph is reading and planning a review of O.M. Grey's intriguing novel Avalon Revisited in the upcoming weeks, so keep an eye out for that.

I’d also like to highlight two amazing artist/crafter communities that I joined during the month of May.

The first is deviantART. Even if you’re not a member you’ve probably still seen deviantART, especially if you like viewing art online. In the three weeks since I started an account I’ve found amazing art and artists to favorite and put into my gallery, and I’ve received hundreds of comments and suggestions on my corsets (and a couple cockatiel photos). I really like the customization and organization options on your personal page and decided to try out a premium membership. So far I like it!

The second community is TotalArtSoul. This tight-knit group of artists and crafters offers forums, blogs, galleries, instant messaging and other features that help create a sense of community. I highly recommend looking through the insightful blog section, as well as the gallery full of artisan works.