Sunday, January 30, 2011

Diane's Dangles - Featured Artisan from On Fire For Handmade

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY

This weeks Featured Artisan is Diane's Dangles! Diane has wonderful creations for you to see in her shops. Not only does Diane creation true treasures she is dedicated to promoting her fellow artisans which is a wonderfully kind act! You can find Diane's Dangles on:
Daine also has a 2nd shop on Artfire called BeadSouk... take a peek there too!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Member-Curated Online Galleries - or Treasuries on DESIGN STYLE GUIDE

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY

DESIGN STYLE GUIDE is a promotional site for Handmade Decor -- and I am a Member of it!!

One of the Features that comes with being a Member of DESIGN STYLE GUIDE is that you can create an Online Photo Gallery - or "Treasury" as it is called - of 12 items listed on DESIGN STYLE GUIDE.  A "Treasury" lasts 7 days -- and each Member can have one "Treasury" on the website at a time.

There is a page listing all the Treasuries on DESIGN STYLE GUIDE with the "Featured Treasury" of the Day, which is chosen "somehow" based on the Voting.  You can bookmark this page in your own computer browser to be able to check and see what is exhibited in these Online Galleries at any time!!!

It can change at any time, as a Member can create one every 7 days and who knows what themes will be in one "Treasury" at any time!!!

Above is a linking photo of my most recently created "Treasury" on DESIGN STYLE GUIDERomantic Hearts & Flowers by RSS Designs In Fiber .  Of course, it is done with the idea of with promoting Handmade Decor for the upcoming Valentine's Day.

Not everyone decorates their home based on Seasons or Holidays, but enough do that it is worthwhile making things for Holidays or Seasonally -- and promoting them!!  So, I do!!

Handmade Decor can be some of the most interesting and nice things to decorate a Home or Office -- or any space -- with.  Some of it is totally Unique -- some of it is totally "Eco" -- some of it is just very Artistic and pleasing to the eye!!

If you are looking to decorate Your Way -- you may find some Handmade Decor at DESIGN STYLE GUIDE that is Your Way!!

Members of DESIGN STYLE GUIDE list their Handmade Decor items to promote them -- for sale wherever they choose to sell them!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Two New HEART Designs for Valentine's Day 2011

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY

As HEARTS are one of the age-old symbols that I have been incorporating in my Designs In Fiber since shortly after I started doing more artistic crochet (since 2003), I do some new pieces usually every year!!

Here are 2 new pieces I listed in the last week:

The top one is in this Valentine's Day Heart Challenge from the "You Can Sell It" Artfire Guild blog !!  It is #9 in the Challenge, "Heart to Heart" -- all are invited to Vote in the Challenge!!  Voting is open until January 31st!!

 -- Also, see my HEARTS page here on my blog to see Designs I have been making for years!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Year - New Fiber Art Designs and More Coming

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY

It's a New Year -- and I did make a few Resolutions!!

I always Resolve to live my life the best I can in many ways -- but I had to take a look at some things I was doing and figure out what I really wanted to accomplish -- a New Year's Resolution came out of that.

It is to really work on creating, in my Arts and Crafts, some Fiber Art designs that I have wanted to do -- and do with originality -- and work on them and actually get them made and presented - either for sale or for display (I don't sell everything I make).

I seem to have ideas all the time -- sometimes it is only what colors to do a pattern in -- or how I could do something in the colors and design that I want to do it in (not what someone else says -- what I visualize).

To be honest -- what I really want to do is create some things that are Unique and Aesthetic -- and Inspired by Nature, the World and Life.

Maybe some smaller things, like this:

And maybe some larger things, like this:

Actually, what I want to do is make some things that will bring some brightness and joyfulness into someone's life -- through Color, Design, and/or Subject!!

If I can do this, even with only a very few people, it will make me happy.

-- And I have just Updated my "DESIGNS with FLOWERS" page with some new Fiber Art listings here on my blog!!

In these cooler days of Winter -- even with the beauty of the snow-covered mountains in the distance -- I visualize Flowers and the bright green sprouting plants in the coming of Spring!!

Wishes for a good 2011 to all!!