- Artist Trading Cards,
- Flat Stanley-esqye flat artists who come visiting
- Post cards and Note cards
- Amazing stuff people make with my artistamps,
It seemed as if I needed a format or some sort of structure to help organize and showcase these things for others to see too. It just wasn't right to keep it all to myself.
The amazing news is that some energy in the universe hit and it all came together in one huge lightbulb moment.
The Lightbulb Moment
Ta da! After the lightbulb hit I scurried right off and bought domain names for: MuseumOfPaper.com, MuseumOfPaperArts.com, and MuseumOfPaperArtists.com
THUS -The Museum of Paper lives - at least in blueprint form.
(The concrete footers are being poured as we speak)
The Future / the Mission
Eventually the Museum Of Paper blog will :
1.) Play host to and publicize paper and mixed media art objects made by artists
- flat stanley/artist projects,
- ATC swaps
- altered books
2.) Showcase step-by-steps process tutorials
- Those who would like to gain some "face time" with lots of publishers, magazine writers, workshop organizers, buyers, crafters and artists out there in cyberspace might benefit from this.
- This may be #1 in a growing list of things you'll want to reserve your spot to get in on.
3.) Deliver Podcast interviews and other info/classes right there from the blog.
Good News! Author and artist Gloria Page: Art Stamping Workshop: Create Hand-Carved Stamps for Unique Projects on Paper, Fabric, Polymer Clay and More has agreed to be among the first interviewees!
4.) Host "Guest Member Blogs" and a Community Blog for some of the artists - most likely those who are the most participative in doing demos and tutorials for the Museum of Paper.
- If you've wanted to start a blog but know that you can't keep up with posting 4 or more times a week - which is what blog consultants say is needed to keep the attention of your audience - this could be perfect for you
- Blogging in a "community" of other artists spreads the job of posting good content around and makes your job of holding up the sky a little easier. Stay tuned on this, or let me know you're interested in claiming one of a handful of "Founders" spots.
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5.) Provide information about products, techniques, ideas and more from folks like:
- Carole Pivarnick creator of Paperpourri interactive Zine in CD format
- Cheryl McVeigh of the fabulous onyxxpressions rubber stamps
- Christina Gibbs of Skybluepink's heavenly do dads for non-fancy prices
If you'd like to play a part in some of this, from doing announcements in groups etc to helping to add content to the blog, let me know. I know that I won't be able to work with all of you, but I hope I can provide exhibit, writing, publicity and/or teaching opportunities for a number of artists over time.
For sugestions on staying updated, see the following post.