As part of preparing for the retirement of Google Reader, I took the opportunity to review my subscriptions. There were a lot of blogs on my list that are no longer active. I deleted other blogs as they no longer hold my interest. Finally, there were blogs that are new to me and I wanted to ensure I get regular updates. Here, in no particular order, are some blogs that are relatively new on my radar:
- Culture Professionals Network: creative thinking, advice and connections for the arts and heritage community from The Guardian.Â Â I enjoyed this recent article by Susan JonesÂ What are artists really worth? Funding, friction and the future of art which refers to this artist’s manifesto:
1) Be active: support each other
2) Be active: be an activist
3) Be active: be an artist.
4) Value yourself, your time and your skills
5) Share your knowledge and resources
6) Focus, strategise and plan.
7) Be critical, be fair
8) Know your rights
- Travel in Textiles: Ruth Clifford has a passion for Indian textiles and has completed a Masters by Research focussing on the development of designs in the ajrakh block printing of Gujarat for contemporary markets. Her blog embraces all kinds of textiles;
- Thomas Knauer Sews: Thomas is a designer, quilter, author, essayist and former academic who writes very thoughtfully about the nature of making and modernism;
- Historically Modern: Quilts, Textiles & Design is a new blog by Barbara Brackman about the traditions of modernism, with an eye to textiles, prints and interior design and how today’s quilters can build on the past;
- SAQA Oceania: a blog for and about the members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates from the Oceania region;
- Ask Harriette: Harriete Estel Berman offers professional advice for arts and craft community;
- Bood and Feer: my foodie sister Amy and her friend Kate have started this blog showcasing food and beer matches with great recipes to keep my husband, the Laundry King, happy;
- Fiber Arts Calls for Entry:Â learn about exhibition opportunities such as Living Colour!
The blogosphere is a dynamic place. If you have recently discovered a blog (on any subject!) that you are enjoying, leave a comment with a link.