Since 2009, artists from all over the world have participated in the Inktober drawing challenge. Artists share an ink drawing each day during the month of October, based off a list of single word prompts. That's 31 drawings in 31 days!
According to its creator Mr. Jake Parker, anyone can participate in the Inktober challenge - you just have to "pick up a pen and start drawing." The challenge helps every artist focus on improving their personal artistic abilities, and in doing so, develop strong drawing habits. Anyone can see the Inktober illustrations by searching hashtags like #inktober and #inktober2018 , which artists are asked to use to be a part of the challenge.
Artists! Are you curious yet? Just so you know, you do not have to use the official prompt list. The Inktober prompt list is there to start you off, but you can go wild! We've seen people do 31 days of a whole specific themes such as 31 portraits, 31 Pumpkins, etc. Its really up to you to get as creative as you want. Creator Parker also says its ok to take it easy if you need to, "You can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week."
So search the hashtags and discover some amazing artists to follow, check out this year's posts, finish the rest of the month, take the challenge in 2019, but most of all ... Lets See Some Likes!
Here are Some Inktober Artists from the SF Etsy Team We've Been Following!
More Information About These Bay Area Artists:
We'll be back at the San Francisco Civic Commons' Center this Sunday! Shop Local and meet the makers and the SF Etsy team at the Civic Center Block Party!
September features Etsy sellers showcasing jewelry, art, skin care and gifts for all ages.
Our Etsy sponsored DIY station will let you become the maker when you learn the art of paper crafting. The Weekend Store will be on hand to teach you how to design and build your own paper beads for a truly personalized necklace. Find out more information on our Facebook event page
See our participating vendors below:
Free Artist Workshop
Create a one of a kind locket, ring, or pair of earrings using paper ephemera, epoxy resin cabochons, scissors and a bit of elbow grease. Adjowah Keilman of The Weekend Store will teach you how to make something cool in no time at all - easy peasy!
Join us on the 1st Sunday of every month July through November, from 11am to 3pm, for a block party on Fulton Street at Larkin.
This FREE family-friendly event features recreational activities for all ages, a selection of bar drinks and street food curated by Off the Grid, music and promotional appearances by Bonneville San Francisco KMVQ 99.7 FM, an open-air bazaar with one-of-a-kind goods created by local artisans from SF Etsy: San Francisco Bay Area Etsy Team, and DIY arts and crafts activities.
The September 2nd event highlights include street soccer, where everyone can play and compete for prizes; a book sale by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library; an opportunity to move with Alonzo King LINES Dance Center at 2pm; a LEGO build center with San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families and a chance to play your friends in family in a game of giant scrabble from 826 Valencia!
We hope you’ll join us and spend your Sunday enjoying the event and other attractions in the Commons: grab fresh produce at the nearby Heart of the City Farmers' Market, play on the new Helen Diller Civic Center playgrounds, or check out the Asian Art Museum's FREE 1st Sundays.
And don't forget to see the Common's newest attraction: a major public art installation in Civic Center Plaza by Zak Ové Artist brought to you by the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Celebrate Pride Month and Wave your Rainbow Flag. The Pride Celebration in San Francisco helps to educate the world, celebrate freedom, commemorate LGBT heritage and gay culture. The San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of the LGBT community in the nation, bringing out hundreds of thousands of attendees. So get inspired and shop for Pride designs and products all year round from the SFetsy team! Show your Support for the LGBTQ+ Community! See You at the 46th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration on June 23/24th!
Spring into Summer as Etsy comes to life
in this very special shopping experience.
SF Etsy is the local, Bay Area, Etsy Street Team and we carefully curated and juried this summer's Indie Emporium to ensure the best mix of local makers and designers whose works are amazingly creative with craftsmanship and originality.
Today's blog features the Art & Collectible vendors participating in this popup.
To see a full list of all the art & collectible vendors, check out our Indie Emporium's
Come out and shop and support over 70 local artisans as the local San Francisco Etsy team showcases their work at All Good Pizza in the Bay View in San Francisco!
70+ Makers and Designers!
May 22, 2016 - 11-5PM - RSVP on our Facebook Event page here!
Happy Friday Everyone!!! This week we are featuring RoseKraft. Owner Rose Schubert is a self-employed bookkeeper with many wonderful clients, but when she absolutely need a break from numbers you can always find her spending time taking care of houseplants or trying to stay on top of garden chores.
Most of the items she creates are inspired in some way by her time in the garden or the lovely seasonal changes in Northern California.
1. What is your Shop Name and URL ?
2. To which Etsy Teams do you belong?
Gardens of Etsy
Home for Displaced Victorians
Pacific Postcards Team
Inspired by Nature
and of course, SF Etsy
are just a few.....
Wish I had the time to be more active in all of them.
3. Please tell us about the items in your Etsy shop. What do you make? How did you learn your craft? What is involved in your creative process?
I have always loved to garden and arrange flowers and started collecting old seed catalogs and packets at least 20 years ago. My interest in antique paper led me to 19th century Victorian scrap - with its saturated colors and incredible lithographic detail it was a perfect medium for floral imagery.
Victorian scrap was originally intended to be stored and viewed in paper scrapbooks, but I thought there might be another way to preserve and enjoy them by framing them using archival materials.
So I started highlighting individual pieces and promoting them like miniature paintings.
This blending of vintage with new materials is a theme running throughout my shop, like the vintage candy tin overflowing with faux succulents.
4. Tell us two (or more) other interesting things about you.
I've lived in the same house in San Francisco for the past 40 years - it was originally a commune.
We have kept backyard chickens since the late 1970's, and at one point had a beehive.
My husband and I love to garden, and we literally have over 2000 plants - most of them thriving!
5. What inspires your creations?
What's happening out in the garden,
What's available at the farmers' market.
What the sky looks like in the early evening.
6. What is your biggest challenge related to your Etsy shop?
I think home decor is a tough category to sell in, as your success depends on other people connecting to your style and wanting to have it in their homes.
7. What is your favorite item in your shop (currently for sale or previously sold)? Why is it your favorite?
Sold a few years ago, and I still miss it.
Perfect blending of new and vintage components.....
8. What crafting skill(s) do you wish you had or hope to learn someday?
I bought a floor loom years ago, off of eBay if you can believe it, and I still haven't warped it.
Would love to find a patient weaving instructor to help me get started!
If you had a gift certificate to Etsy for any one item you wanted, what would you buy?
9. If money were no object for just one day, what would you do?
I would give it all to Doctors Without Borders.
10. Where else can we find out more about you and/or your creations?
Glimpses of how I live are here -
And my personal style here -
This weeks Friday Feature is for two stores. Devika's Art and The Indigo Paisley. Both stores are owned by Devika Keskar. Devika is an architect by profession and a full time artist now.
Welcome back to our Art & Collectibles preview for the SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium! This is the last installment of Art & Collectibles, and we'll have even more wonderful vendors and categories the rest of the week. Pre-shop now, and then join us on Nov. 28-29 from 11am-5pm to shop over 200 local, indie makers in person.
Blue Hour Studio: The Art and Illustration of Debra Styer
Gutwrench Press: Lettepress cards and handbound books inspired by travel, correspondence and creative re-purposing.
OhBabyNames: Personalized Wall Art
Welcome back to our Art & Collectibles preview for the SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium! Pre-shop now, and then join us on Nov. 28-29 from 11am-5pm to shop over 200 local, indie makers in person.
CuppaFog: SF & Coastal Photos on Wood + Home Goods
Zodiac Zone: Hand-drawn and designed astrological posters, prints, and cards
Etnochik: Decoupage Vintage Pinewood Boxes Chests Wine Holders
This week, we're previewing the Art & Collectibles category for the SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium! Pre-shop now, and then join us on Nov. 28-29 from 11am-5pm to shop over 200 local, indie makers in person.
Hilary Williams: Fine Art
Gillian Rose Art: San Francisco artist selling stickers, prints, and original pieces
COZO Design: inspired by the intersection of science, technology, art and design
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