Have You Met This Artist???–4/13/2012


OMG!!!! I am so sorry…..I got so wrapped up with Easter and deadlines, I completely forgot to post this Featured Artist on Monday….My sincerest apologies, Arlene.

Here is a very talented woman with a stash game!!!!!

I have Arlene here today! Most of you may know her as the “spinartiste”

She has a stash game going on right now! Go check it out!!!! I nearly almost participated, but will have to wait until later in the year, when things settle down around here. (when DH operations are over and everything) But then: BUCKLE UP! Because I WILL participate and it WILL be super fun! :)

Anyway, here is Arlene!

“Hi, my name is Arlene Ciroula and I’m the owner and publisher at www.spinartiste.com, an online publication that focuses on making and using hand-crafted fibers and yarns.  I started the site about a year ago because I wanted more information about the indie fiber scene (mainly hand spinning) and didn’t feel like there was anything out there giving me what I was craving.  The site includes weekly featured indie fiber artist profiles, a gallery page, free patterns for using hand spun yarns, and an extensive library of links for spinning and dyeing related instruction.

For 2012, we launched a brand new feature known as the Secret Stash Game which is like “Top Chef” for fiber artists.  Every other month, 20 fiber artists have the opportunity to receive a game kit containing very similar materials.  They have four weeks to produce a project and send in images.  They must use something of everything in the kit and nothing is to be added. 

The images are posted for the readers to select their favourite.  The response to the first round of the game far exceeded my hopes and sold out very quickly!  There are many other exciting developments in store for this site this year as well.”

If you are an artist, or know of an artist you think deserves to be featured, please let me know by leaving a comment here.

My featured artists will go on to be featured on two more blogs this month. Next on  Karen’s blog, then the Indie Mosaic blog and was just featured on Bridgett’s blog! So you get maximum exposure! Since we all do different things you will reach different readers on each of our blogs and you really get your name out there! It’s really great. And best of all: It’s free! If you enjoyed reading this and want to be featured, or know of someone that you think should be featured, leave a comment on this post, or email me at SlaveToMyNeedles@comcast.net.

~Louise

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