Working quietly from home as an artist can be quite a lonely occupation and I find it useful to take plenty of breaks from my art and go on-line at several times during the day to chat and chill out with my artist friends from all over the world. With this in mind last week I joined a new community called 'Total Art Soul', a website run by fellow artist and crafter Cathy Savels.
The welcome text says it all........This is a place for artistic souls. If you're a painter, sculptor, photographer, musician, writer, crafter or are creative in any way, then this is the place for you.Our wish is for this to be a place where the emphasis is in exchanging ideas and inspiring others. It has been set up to create a community and to nurture and encourage artists.
This site is entirely free and non-profit making. When you register you will have facilities such as a personal gallery which is fed through to a main gallery for all members to see, a personal blogging space, Twitter feeds and access to the forum. We are currently working on a groups section. Active members on the forum get featured on the main blog and random members are featured on the front page each day.
We have high hopes for this site and feel passionate that it should do well. We would love your support in getting more members here so please invite people, start great topics of discussion and/or share your work and ideas with us.
So far, even though the community is quite new and the site is still evolving, I have found it to be a really friendly and welcoming place to visit and take part with some useful ideas and marketing tips shared by experienced and knowledgeable people. I wholeheartedly recommend that all artists of all genre at least take a look (you need to sign up to see the entire site).