A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
December Announcement: It's time for our Eighth Annual Gingerbread Contest!  Craft and enter a project for a chance to win a prize!
Total Members: 319,838
Currently Running With Scissors:
256 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 ... 17 18 [19] 20
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Archived Featured Artists!  (Read 97599 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
LimeRiot
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 13907
Joined: 10-Jun-2009

Sublime


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #180 on: October 03, 2013 07:28:22 PM »

A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word!! Congratulations to our latest featured artist in the Miscellaneous category, thisbirdsabsurd!! I've long admired her work in swap galleries, Toys, Poly Clay and of course our little Miscellaneous corner of Craftster Smiley. I'm thrilled to recognize her talents and learn more about her crafty history and inspiration. Read her fun interview below - enjoy!!  


Fish Wind Chimes

How long have you been crafting? What's the first thing you remember crafting?
I've been crafting for as long as I can remember.  I have such great memories of sitting around the kitchen table learning how to do block printing with my mom, making Valentines with my grandmother, learning to embroider and make Christmas ornaments - all before I was seven years old. I think I was pretty lucky to grow up in an artistic family.


Tired Old Elf

What's your favorite media to work with?
This is a tricky question, in fact, I may not have even discovered my favorite medium yet!  I have a little bit of crafty ADD going on, always thinking of a new technique I want to try, but I'll say probably anything that includes fabric, (I am a self proclaimed fabric-aholic) and love to come up with new ideas for soft sculpture type projects.  I love to draw and paint too so I like to incorporate that into these creations.


Chicken Spoon

What inspires you?
Everything inspires me!!  I have to carry a notebook with me because I never know when I might have a light bulb moment.  I even have a notebook by my bed because ideas have a tricky way of sneaking up on me as I'm drifting off to sleep and I will TOTALLY forget what they were if I don't write them down. (They don't always make sense when I wake up in the morning, but once in a while it's something awesome.)  And of course, all the amazing Craftsters have been a HUGE inspiration to me - I don't even know what I did before I discovered this place!


Fish Wind Chimes

Do you have a creative philosophy?
My creative philosophy is - have no fear.  If you want to try something new- do it!  Don't ever tell yourself you can't.  Sometimes it'll be a complete and total failure, sometimes it'll be a masterpiece.  I am still a miserable knitter, but every year or so I pick up the needles and give it one more try.  Someday I plan on doing something more ambitious than a scarf.


OH MY! Sewing Kit

What's your favorite creation you've posted on Craftster?
I have trouble remembering everything I've posted on Craftster - but two that come to mind are my Gashlycrumb reaper doll and my chocolate cupcake Altoid tin.

What's your favorite item on Craftster created by someone else?
Okay, now this is a TOTALLY unfair question! I am so blown away by some of the work on here - how can I even begin to pick a favorite???  But once again, a few that come to mind are cackle's Baba Yaga house, Racky's grinning Halloween cat and Janesays13's fair isle gnome hat (because I am envious of all knitters!)  . But really, I see things on Craftster every week that truly amaze me- I could never pick just one!


Bird Mobile

Your username is so fun! Tell us how you came up with that.
Well, I will reluctantly tell you that I am the neighborhood bird lady - haha!  I have several parrots and I'm the one that gets the knock on the door to rescue a hawk in the house or the baby crow in the street or the hummingbird who's wings are glued together with tree sap. (Yes, all those things happened.)  My friends and family poke fun at me about it, so when it came time to come up with a "brand name", "thisbirdsabsurd" just seemed to fit the bill.  

Thanks, thisbridsabsurd! We can't wait to see what you come up with next!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MissingWillow
Sewing in General Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 11404
Joined: 31-May-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #181 on: October 04, 2013 05:12:34 AM »

Thisbirdsabsurd is one of my favorite craftsters!  I just love her sense of fun and she's a pretty dang sweet person, too.  Congratulations on being featured! 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

thisbirdsabsurd
« Reply #182 on: October 04, 2013 08:18:47 AM »

Hey!!  Thanks a bunch! You aren't too bad yourself.  Wink
  And thanks Lime - for featuring me!  Smiley
« Last Edit: October 04, 2013 08:23:08 AM by thisbirdsabsurd » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I've got a new website! www.thisbirdsabsurd.com and I'm still on Etsy www.thisbirdsabsurd.etsy.com
And find me on Facebook!  Thisbirdsabsurd
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thisbirdsabsurd/753468561415455
rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 30714
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2014" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #183 on: October 04, 2013 08:57:02 AM »

Yay! I love thisbird! Her work is always fun, always creative, and always beautiful. Congrats, thisbird, well deserved!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

wendiek
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3573
Joined: 29-Nov-2007

Creativity is a gift! Wrap it up and give it away.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #184 on: October 04, 2013 11:50:31 AM »

YES! I'm a huge fan too!  Grin

Your work is original and your talent is unlimited!

Thanks for sharing YOU with us!


@Lime good choice  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
thisbirdsabsurd
« Reply #185 on: October 04, 2013 07:27:35 PM »

Awww, you guys are the best!  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I've got a new website! www.thisbirdsabsurd.com and I'm still on Etsy www.thisbirdsabsurd.etsy.com
And find me on Facebook!  Thisbirdsabsurd
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thisbirdsabsurd/753468561415455
cackle
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3409
Joined: 21-Aug-2010

Whenever I close my eyes the lights go on.. Lummis


View Profile
« Reply #186 on: October 19, 2013 09:40:53 AM »

Congrats, thisbird! I've always admired your work, your imagination and your sense of fun...cheers!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

pottermouth
Crochet Moderator
Vintage Crafts Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4602
Joined: 26-Feb-2008

I like Kit-Kat, unless I'm with 4 or more people.


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #187 on: November 18, 2014 03:09:18 PM »

Sending late congratulations to you! You are an inspiration and one talented artist. Keep sharing your wonderful work!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

thisbirdsabsurd
« Reply #188 on: November 21, 2014 11:17:02 AM »

Thanks so much PM!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I've got a new website! www.thisbirdsabsurd.com and I'm still on Etsy www.thisbirdsabsurd.etsy.com
And find me on Facebook!  Thisbirdsabsurd
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thisbirdsabsurd/753468561415455
alwaysinmyroom
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Make All Things, especially from stash
Offline Offline

Posts: 35773
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Keep on crafting!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #189 on: January 24, 2015 07:36:24 PM »

Loved reading a bit more about you and seeing some of the things I missed!

Count me as a long time admirer...my favorite thing was the awesome tattoo man art doll...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 Projects in 2017 109/125
PINTEREST
Free Readers Digest book covers! PM me!
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 ... 17 18 [19] 20 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Recycled Sweater Quilt
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Mini Heart Pinata
Oh, deer!



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.