Blogging Mecca and Tabakman Works

I’m in New York, mecca for art blogging. Last night I connected with other bloggers at an American Craft Council salon event to hear about what happens when craft traditions and craft new wave colide as they have on the internet. About 40 bloggers from Park Slope and Brooklyn listened as the owners of Rare Device and Greenjeans talked about their blogging experience.

Not only was the topic thought-provoking but the renewed energy of the ACC was palpable. The first issue of the all-new AMERICAN CRAFT (the Oct/Nov 2007 issue) is out with a new look and a new voice that reflects the current convergence of craft, architecture, art, design, and fashion, pushing these connections to the forefront of the cultural conversation.

Here’s a sampling of links that will place your finger directly on the pulse of crafts and DIY arts…and polymer clay, of course.

Whip Up | Hear, Hear – Intelligence for Small Business | Saplings Unite | Interview with the Greenjeans owners | Greenjeans review of the last salon | Skinny laMinx | Port2Port (Portland, Oregon and Portland, Maine)

It feels all wrong to post without a polymer picture. Here’s some lovely new work from Pennsylvania’s Laura Tabakman (sent in by Barbara Forbes Lyons). You’ll have to talk amongst yourselves, I’m off to roam the city.

  • reply Marla ,

    Laura always does intriguing work. She teaches, too! We’re very lucky to have her in the Pittsburgh guild.

    • reply silvia t ,

      Laura is a genious!
      Every single detail of her work is wonderful. I can say that I’m proud to have her in this world!!!

      • reply Racap of Talk at ACC about Blogging & Craft « The Whiskey Rebellion ,

        […] Happily, the talk went smoothly and we were able to cover almost everything we wanted to in the hour. I learned a lot listening to Rena, and the questions afterwards were very thought provoking, so it was a great learning experience for me. Plus I met a lot of wonderful people that I’ve heard of but never met face to face, including Cynthia Tinapple who traveled from Ohio for the event and has already posted about it on Polymer Clay Daily. […]

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