Well hello there! How are you? I hope you had a fabulous weekend :)
First, I'd like to share the Thursday Sweet Treat button. If you would like to take this and place it on your blog so that others can come to visit this incredible playground we are building, please feel free to do so. The button is located on the sidebar of this blog. Let me know if you need anything. Thank you for being a part of this!
Thank you for all your thoughtful feedback in emails and here in the comments about the new features that will be coming. I have an update about them that I want to share with you.
I have spoken with several artists who either missed the deadline for a project or joined when a project they would have loved to have contributed to was already in progress. All of them said, "I'm just going to continue to create and send you a picture because I love what I am creating." Well, I have seen some of those pieces and I truly think everyone should. So, I am going to host a Mini-Treat Monthly.
Once a month - generally around the 15th - I will announce a call for any work that was created for previous themes. On the chosen day, people can submit their shop name and link along with 1 photo of the item or 1 photo of each of the items they created for a prior theme and it will be posted.
Artist Play Dates
Thank you to all the people who responded to the call for the artist play date. Each play date will be tailored to the specific artist. Some will be interviewed while others will host a tutorial. However, I would love for all of them to participate in a giveaway and that will even have a special twist. They will begin next week and I'm SO looking forward to having these playdate.
Ask the Artist
This was a great suggestion! (I heart you Lorrie!) On Thursday afternoon - after the Sweet Treat has been unveiled - I will have a post that will be titled, "Ask the Artist". That will be the place where artists or anyone can ask questions to other artists in the comments section of the post. As I am working on building this bigger and hope to have a forum area in the future this is the closest I can get right now but it will allow people to leave comments, questions and thoughts directly for another person.
So, this is the beginning...there will be more but I'd LOVE to know what you think of all of this so be sure to share. I truly enjoy hearing from you. I want this community to grow, share, learn and play so let me know what you're thinking!