Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Week Links: 71

Join me every Sunday when I share some of my favorite links I discovered in the previous week. All previous links can be found here.

And here is Week 71...

Match the artist with their childhood art.

Brilliantly patterned jewelry made from layers of cut colored pencils by Anna Curlejova.

1,100 white umbrellas form a canopy made by Kaisa Berry and Timo Berry.

Foil stamping technique from Christine Adolph.

10 art apps to inspire your inner creative.

From to-do to done deal. Danny Gregory shares how to get it all done.

What do you think of Amazon taking on Etsy with their new Handmade at Amazon site?


Roberta Warshaw said...

I have only just heard about Amazon Handmade. I am very interested since I stopped selling on Etsy over a year ago. I did very well selling my used books on Amazon this past year so perhaps I can do better with my art as well. Checking it out. Thanks for posting about it.

Cate Rose said...

Handmade at Amazon! Whodathunk? Since Amazon already sells everything else under the sun, I expect/hope the Handmade division will stick to handmade Etsy has moved farther away from handmade over the years. Thanks for the link -- I'd likely not have heard of it otherwise.

elle said...

Who needs rain! The umbrellas are wonderful as are the pencil crayon art. Dare I say hand made is the only way!!!

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

Have a good week, Seth!

Jo Murray said...

An eclectic bunch today Seth...but very interesting.

janice pd said...

Amazon's terms of service are troublesome to many artists. I would like to hear how successful Amazon makers feel about them.

Gwen Lafleur said...

Amazon is going to be interesting to watch... I'm curious to see if they're going to expand their categories to include supplies the way Etsy does (aside from stationery / party,) if they can pull in enough sellers, and if they really can manage to keep it all handmade given their size and the aggressive drive for success that's such a part of their company culture. What will be their barometer for success in this area? Will they ditch this in a year or two the way they do with other projects that don't meet their preconceived ideas of success? I'll spare you my thoughts on the customer facing website approach - that could take a while ;)