Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Blogging in a Sea of Crafters

They're everywhere around me. I hop over to this blog....I switch to that one. Then I click here and BAM! There's another one.

Blogs of crafty, artistic women.

I'm not saying I'm not crafty or artistic....I may be. But my blog is mostly my focus on finding unique and beautiful antiques. Where do I fit in .... in this sea of crafters?

I've had my website almost two years now. I'm hoping to find my way... the waters can get kind of rough when you're not just like the rest. There aren't as many blogs highlighting antique dealers as there are "women who create."

I've been an antiquer since I can remember. My Mother used to take me to different shops and we'd peek in an out of dealer displays admiring, "ooohing" and "ahhhing" the things from the past.
You know, I think that's the way to do it. How to find my way.... peek in and out of the blogs of these crafty, artistic women. Inspiration can stir so many things. Ideas, new avenues of doing things... you just never know. I may end up adding new artistic lines to my website.
Excuse me while I go put on my "floatee" and start surfing again... the waters are starting to look a lot better!


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

When I started my blog it was mainly to talk about my miniature dolls but once I started visiting different blogs my love of antiquing, crafting, decorating all came flooding back and now my blog and my interests have grown!!

Of course the ony thing that hasn't grown is TIME, it's still 24 hours in a day and that's not ENOUGH, LOL


Victoria said...

I can cross stitch but beyond that, I'm not a very crafty person. I have seen things that I'd like to try my hand at but most of them look so overwhelming!!!

I think antiquing is a skill in itself! Being able to have an eye for something special is a gift:)

Ms.Daisy said...

I agree, antiquing is a skill and you do have to have an eye for those special things from the past.
You do it very well!

Ms.Daisy Mau

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog, it's makes me soo happy.

Your blog is, as usual, full of inspiration and I want to wish you a Happy Easter!

Agneta, Sweden

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Jillian; I love to stop by your blog,,and see your gorgeous Antiques,, you do have a great talent for finding them.... a talent that I don't have and wish I Have a wonderful Easter.


Lisa said...

I am not a big crafter either, But I do love them and their goodies! BUT I love Antiques too!! I love your blog you are doing just fine!!
Hugs, Lisa

Sandi said...

What a wonderful way you have with words. I would visit just to read your posts!! lol I also love the story behing bella rosa antiques. That must have been a wonderful moment for you. I just DREAM of going to Italy and you have been there. Lucky you!!!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

I agree Jillian, there isnt a lot of blogs for antique dealers out there (or maybe we arent looking in the right places) but you are also right in that inspiration hits you in many ways. I now find that all the crafty blogs help my antique business along too with lots of fresh and new ideas!

Liz Harrell said...

I think you're a very artistic person! :)