Thursday, September 17, 2009
When I first discovered the world of craft blogs a few years ago, one thing that really surprised me was how kind everyone was to each other. Up until then, I had concluded that when people have the chance to be anonymous (like when driving or surfing the internet), they tend to be less polite, even rude. Lately, I've had a few interactions that have reminded me how great it is to connect with like-minded people online, and how helpful craft bloggers can be.
I ran across Ayumi's blog, Pink Penguin, and loved the unique look she had given her site. I love her aesthetic, both online and in the crafty things she makes. I emailed her, and she was so sweet to reply with information on how she's created her look--with digital scrapbooking tools, which was an exciting new thing for me. I played around and learned so much about photoshop. Thanks, Ayumi!
Julie and Alicia led me to My Sparkle, a new-to-me blog with a post on co-sleeping that I really appreciated. I looked around Danielle's blog and saw a t-shirt project that I really want to try, but what caught my attention most was her photography, especially of her daughter. Once again, I emailed Danielle, and she gave me some great tips that I'm using when I take and edit photos of Cora. Thank you, Danielle!
At first, I only read blogs, too shy to comment. One day, a post on a bag at Soulemama struck me, and I left my first comment. Now I'm brave enough to email anyone:), and I am so glad to be a part of this open and sharing community!