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Some of my favorite blogs

March 9, 2011 - Emily Dimov-Gottshall
Thought I'd share a few of my favorite art blogs...and believe me, there are A LOT of them! lol First, I just found out about this lovely site called, Syko (http://syko.typepad.com/). It showcases a lot of lovely handmade goodies and crafts. Insightful, touching accounts about finding creativity from her kids, and just a nice upbeat feel, I'm loving this new mostly sewing blog. :)

Another fave is Viv's Whimsy (http://vivs-whimsy.blogspot.com/). She's inspired me to try out needle felting as well as trying to keep to a healthy way of eating/exercising. Plus, she loves animals!

Then there is Studiofelter (http://www.elizabeth-armstrong.blogspot.com/). I love taking a look at all the art pieces she creates and the fun she has with it.

I think this is one reason why I love blogs and reading about people/their art/lives. The 3 I've mentioned are from all over the world, England, New York and Australia. This is just the tip of the ice berg, when it comes to blogs. I find so many inspiring people who are willing to share some of their life and art on their website. I think it's amazing and really opens up your eyes to how much there is out in the world. Sort of like reading a book that's alive, I guess. :)

Anyway, I have a lot more blogs to share. I need to do some scouting as I want to showcase a little local art as well. Might have to take a field trip or two...esp. once the weather gets warm! This is probably another reason why I'm enjoying visiting blogs right now. lol Ah, March...such a funny month.

Oh, and before I forget, here's a little Bulgarian tradition we grew up with. It's called Martenitsa. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martenitsa) We take some red and white yarn and either crochet a strand to wear as a wrist band or make little dolls. It's something you make to give to someone. I've been tying them to trees with my kids or have them wear them, if they want. As a kid, my relatives would give us these little Martenitsa dolls. It's fun to do and gets people in the mindset that Spring is coming, or as according to Bulgarian tradition, is here on the 1st of March! Enjoy!

 
 

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