Well well well, it seems I've gone from blogging on Thursdays to blogging on Tuesdays. How about we try for more than one post a week? It's a good idea, one I'll try to stick with, but I feel if I don't have anything good to post about I shouldn't post. Although sometimes I must admit my posts are more ramble than substance, but that's just the kinda gal I am!
Ok let us get down to the business at hand, I've been kicking a few things around about the blog recently, one is it could probably use a face lift, but I just don't have the patience to fiddle with html anymore, so unless someone wants to trade me a blog makeover for well, anything I could make for them, than this is what you get for now (sorry folks).
Next, I'd like to start doing a feature & interview at least once a week. This will give me something fun to do as well as get you guys some substantial posts of a mostly non-rambling nature! What am I going to feature? Well I hope to try something new, a lot of the blogs I follow who do features only feature etsy artists, and I'm not saying this is a bad thing at all, I love it; but I'd like to not have such a narrow parameter. Narrow Parameters?!?! are you cracked? some of you may be thinking. And that's a good question, well,yes I'm cracked, and I do realize the Vast vast vast amount of talent to be found on etsy, from around the globe and with many different styles and mediums. But my interests lie beyond just art, photography and crafting and that's evident in my blog. I'd like to keep the trend going.
Consider this the first call for interview subjects: Do you have a shop on etsy/artfire/1000 markets or where ever? Or maybe you write an interesting blog? Do you draw a print/webcomic? Write gadget or game reviews, short stories? Are you a photographer/artist/crafter who doesn't sell in the aforementioned markets? Are you an independent movie maker? Have I failed to mention something that you do that's pretty darn cool and you'd like to be featured? Shoot an email to majikalfae (at) yahoo.com tell me what you do, why you should be featured, include a few links so I can see how awesome you are. I'm the type of gal who'd love to feature everyone who inquires but I know that may not be realistic. But I will get back to anyone who is interested, don't worry I won't leave you hanging!
Speaking of features, I'm being featured on a blog right now! Debbie over at Polymer Clay Ponderings (I've mentioned her before) sent an interview that I took way too long to respond to, I sent it back yesterday and Wham! There it is today. Please go check it out, and the rest of Debbie's site(s). She's a pretty awesome lady, follow her blog, make her day!
Alrighty, the feature talk is all out of the way didn't I say something about a give away? I totally did! What am I giving away and how can you enter? Well I asked the Twitterverse to peruse my shop for suggestions on what to offer as the prize and votive holders won by a landslide!
Now since every one's home decor is different I'm not going to just choose a set (That's right I said a set of two candle holders) to send out. I'm going to let the winner choose the colors, and if those colors don't happen to be in stock, I will make them specially for you!
How do you enter to win? Well I had an idea for a contest but since this is my first give away I'll save the idea for next time and do a "traditional" give away first. So here's what you do, go to my shop and look around, come back here and post a comment with a link to your favorite item (no link no entry sorry) and that's it! Make sure you leave me a way to contact you should you win, your blog, email, etsy shop whatever. But that's not all! Want more entries, well you got 'em, 1 extra entry for each of the following:
1)follow my blog (already do, just let me know)
2)blog about my give away (please leave a link here after you post)
3)follow me on Twitter @claymuse (already do, just let me know)
4)Tweet about my give away (make sure to mention @claymuse so I'm sure to see!)
Make sure you mention in the comments any of the above so I don't miss your extra entries!
You have from now until next week Tuesday May 26th 2009 at 9am EST to enter. This is when I will enter every one's entries into a spread sheet and use a random number generator (Random.org) to choose a winner. I will mention the winner here on my blog as well as contact you directly for your shipping info (which will ONLY be used for shipping your prize)
Whew that was a long post wasn't it! and you only got product photos! how about a pretty picture of the tree in our front yard in full bloom just as the sun started to set?