There are so many great people I’ve met online. I talk a lot about local community, but my online community has helped me in so many different ways.
Online I’ve met people like Alyson Stanfield, Nicolette Tallmadge, and Tara Gentile who give great marketing advice to artists. Paul Overton from Dudecraft and Make & Meaning has talked about me, my work, and this blog, as well as exposing us all to amazing artists we may never would’ve heard of otherwise.
Then there is the amazing community (or communities even) of artists on the internet. I am constantly finding new (to me at least) artists whose work is amazing. There are mixed media, mosaic, ceramic, illustration, photography, and, of course, jewelry artists who I can interact with everyday through our blogs, Twitter, and Facebook.
Many of my online artist friends have been featured as Artists of the Month here. Tamra Gentry is a wonderful jewelry artist that I can’t even remember where I initially met online, but who I love to hear from and talk to. One day I’ll make it to Chicago and get to meet her in person. I’d love to see her in action and be able to see her work up close in real life.
Leah Piken Kolidas is a mixed media artist whose work I love. Her blog is so personal and inspirational. She has a couple of creative challenges and her Art Every Day Month has been a great way to explore different aspects of my creativity. I’m already looking forward to this year’s.
There are so many other talented, inspirational, funny, and helpful people online that I can’t even begin to talk about them all here. Who are some of the people you’ve met online? How have they inspired you?