|detail of Shirley's take on Helena Tang-Lim's Nefertiti necklace|
The next three have already received Kreativ Blogger awards from other bloggers, but they're at the top of my list too.
|Sarah's beaded/sequined cuff|
Beyond her beading, Sarah's incredibly articulate posts about the nature of creativity - including it's pitfalls and hurdles - remind me that while I might work by myself, I'm not alone.
|From Bobbie's post "Packing Daggers"|
Christine Altmiller's the one who gave me the Kreativ Blogger award (and handed me this challenge). Even if she hadn't, she'd definitely be on my list. Check her blog out at One Kiss Creations.
|Binary Dreams by Jim Downey|
Taking a swing in an entirely different direction, there's Jim Downey's blog, Communion of Dreams. As the author and co-author of two very different books (science fiction & a caregiver's memoir/guidebook for caring for family members with dementia), and a professionally trained book and document conservator, Jim brings his unique perspective to his blog, sharing candid looks into his life as a writer, craftsperson, artist and independent author.
If you've ever considered self-publishing, then I highly recommend Joel's Friedlander's blog, The Book Designer. His extremely popular blog covers everything from the art and craft of book design, to publishing, marketing, promotions - you name it! His archives are an incredible resource.
|City Celebration by JJ Jacobs|
Pretty Things, has to be one of the most popular beading blogs out there, for good reason. The generosity of Lori's spirit knows no bounds. Neither does her creativity!
And last on my list is Andrea Donnelly over at Little Fool: (a small business romance). I met Andrea at Penland School of Crafts back in 2008, where she took an 8-week Iron Working class. Here's a blog post from my archives with her decked out in protective gear for an Iron Pour (there's also video of the pour).
Outside of Penland, Andrea is an incredible fiber artist, dyer and weaver and her blog follows her studio and business. Her latest post, entitled Studio Textures, is a lush photo essay of fibers, textures and color.