Monday, July 18, 2016

This Week's Featured Blog Posts from Blogging Business Artisans Members

This week’s Blogging Business Artisans round-up brings you posts about getting back to “normal” after a death in the family, joining an artist community, Etsy-in-the-news, a summer jewelry sale, photography improvement tips, how sewing binds us together, a trip to Texas, Uzbek embroidered-pillows, an after sun spray tutorial, fringed earrings, and the history behind Memorial Day poppies. Please leave a comment for the bloggers after you read your favorite posts.

Duni of Peridot by Duni describes Life Lately {July} as she returns to the “new normal” after wrapping up her late mother’s legal affairs.


Sarah L. of A Cat-Like Curiosity urges you to become a member of CGS and grab a FREE custom illustration this July!

Edi of Memories for Life looks on the brighter side of Etsy in Etsy in People Magazine, after a week of payment processing issues.


Linda B. of Linor Store Jewelry has a Summer Sale that’s in full swing right now, with discounts from 10% to 50%. Check it out!


Rose of randomcreative provides 5 Tips for Improving Your Photography that will help you change the way you use your camera, whether you’re taking photos for pleasure or business.


Judy of Mister PenQuin describes how she learned to sew in Sewing binds us together. She invites you to tell your own sewing story.


Sharla of Beaded Tail’s cat, Angel, flips through photos of Sharla’s trip to Texas in Finally Friday!, focusing on the feline aspects of her journey.


Eugenie of Mulberry Whisper shares photos of vibrantly-colored pillows featuring Uzbek embroidery in Uzbek Suzani Pillows in the Colours of Fruits and Flowers. These pillows are now available in her Etsy shop.


After getting a sunburn in sunny Aloha-Land, Natasha of MermaidsWhispers writes a tutorial for Cooling Lavender Mint After Sun Spray, guaranteed to sooth irritated skin.


In Summer Design Series :: Matching EarringsCynthia of Antiquity Travelers introduces a fringe-y pair of earrings that match last week’s yellow sea glass-and-crystals necklace. As Cynthia says, “Can you ever get too much fringe? I think not.”


Pam of Magdalene Jewels, our team's newest member, blogged recently about the historical meaning of the poppies you see in everyone’s lapel on Memorial Day in Memorial Day Tribute.


If you enjoyed these posts, be sure to return to Blogging Business Artisans next week for another round of posts!


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Monday, July 11, 2016

This Week's Featured Blog Posts from Blogging Business Artisans Members

This week’s Blogging Business Artisans round-up brings you posts that run the gamut from gray hair to flamingo fun. Team members blogged about the connection between gray hair and a new wardrobe, the power of crystal grids, recharging your creativity with personal art, lymphedema, funfetti cupcakes, crafting a paper sunflower, the one-and-only Fe-light, learning how to trust yourself, a new summer jewelry design series, and flamingos. You’ll certainly enjoy the diversity as you hop from post to post.

Duni of Peridot by Duni shares some personal wardroom insights in Gray is the new black, the result of a recent decision to let her hair go gray.


Sarah L. of A Cat-Like Curiosity describes how crystal grids help her focus in My Magical Spaces: My Abundance and Crystal Properity Grid.


Edi of Memories for Life has been recharging her creative batteries with New Art in the Studio.


Linda B. of Linor Store Jewelry explains to her readers what Lymphedema is, and how she is dealing with it as a result of radiation therapy. Did you know that 25-30% of women experience this condition after radiation?


Rose of randomcreative shares the results of her made-from-scratch funfetti cupcakes in a birthday tradition as she celebrates her husband’s birthday. Yum!


Judy of Mister PenQuin provides step-by-step instructions for How to craft a paper sunflower.


Sharla of Beaded Tail’s cat, Angel, posts an infomercial about Fe-light, the original feline light that brightens everything in your life, in Friday Flashback: Infomercial.


Natasha of MermaidsWhispers writes a poignant post about her memories of her late father and the importance of learning how to TrustYourself.


Cynthia of Antiquity Travelers introduces us to her new light-and-airy Summer Design Series: Yellow Sea Glass. The honey-colored sea glass, combined with Chinese crystals, is truly a lovely combination!


Renée of Nouveau Niche continues her passion for flamingos in Flamingo Friday, where she reminds you of the flamingo freebies you can get if you become a patron of her art. She also curated a flamingo-themed Etsy treasury that is worth your time to check out!


If you enjoyed these posts, be sure to return to Blogging Business Artisans next week for another round of posts!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

This Week's Featured Blog Posts from Blogging Business Artisans Members

This week Blogging Business Artisans brings you posts from the past several weeks that you may have missed. Bookmark this post, kick back and enjoy some mid-summer reading that takes you to such topics as floral fabric lines, a painting transformation, a car show, staging your house for sale, a Christmas in July sale, giving yourself permission to fall behind, shaking up a blog, a cookie recipe, Native American beadwork, and a new watercolor painting.

Next week we’ll highlight some additional posts, also from the past several weeks, as this blog took a break last month.

Duni of Peridot by Duni describes her floral fabric lines, some of which are exclusive to her shop, in Coming up roses! Her post will make you feel as if you’re strolling through a lovely rose garden.




Sarah L. of A Cat-Like Curiosity transforms one painting into another in Insta-Art: Mama Earth. You can watch the interesting step-by-step transformation as it unfolds.


Edi of Memories for Life took her newly-painted, hot pink 1963 Rambler Wagon to Gladys’ First Car Show in early June. She sure does shine!


Paige of The Room Kit has some great tips for How to Stage Your House for Sale, as she and her husband recently put their own house up for sale.


Rose of randomcreative recently started a new blog in The start of roseclearfield.com. Her blog has a beautiful, clean look that you'll appreciate.


Linda B. of Linor Store Jewelry is running a fantastic Christmas in July Sale, with discounts of 10 to 40%, through July 10. You’ll want to check it out.


Judy of Mister PenQuin, who completed radiation treatments in late April and is recovering well, suggests you Give yourself permission to fall behind from time to time so that you can enjoy each day as it comes.


Sharla of Beaded Tail’s cats, Angel and Isabella, ask their fans in Mid Year Crisis . . . to help Sharla come up with new topics and questions to shake up her blog. Of course, they’re aren’t throwing a lot of energy into this plea at the moment.


Natasha of MermaidsWhispers (until recently known as Stalking the Wild Snark) encourages her husband to eat healthy foods for the most part, yet still indulges his sweet tooth with less sugary treats such as Bakery Style Oatmeal Granola Cookies Recipe. You’ll want to try these yummy cookies that also uses your last handful of granola.


Cynthia of Antiquity Travelers explains how she considers beading an art form that is connected to her love of history and culture in The Currency of Beads, a post that explores Native American beadwork.


Renée of Nouveau Niche recently introduced Flamingo II into her watercolor series, Wild Florida. You can see the rest of the series, plus other paintings, in the Art Prints & Reproductions section of her Web site.


If you enjoyed these posts, be sure to return to Blogging Business Artisans next week for another round of them!

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