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So it’s time to start the next big project, but you aren’t sure where to go! Should you head over to the corporate craft store? Or maybe see what the local store has to offer. Whether you know exactly what you need, or maybe you just want to get some inspiration, let’s find out which store is right for you.
Inventory and Availability
We may be all grown up, but craft stores sure have a “kid-in-a-candy-store” effect on us! There is just something about walking into a store that shows you all of the options and ways for you to complete your project. One of the main differences between your local and corporate craft stores is what is available or what they specialize in. For example, you wouldn’t want to go to a scrapbooking craft store if you were trying to create your own bird house. Corporate stores tend to have it all, but they don’t always offer the largest selection in particular items. Sure, you can always have them search and see if they can ship what you need from another location, but sometimes it just “is what it is.” Local stores, depending on their specialty, can have more varieties available for exactly what you are looking for. Since they are local, usually anything and everything they carry is right there and in-house.
Knowledge and Experience
Now there is nothing wrong with “working for the weekend,” but that is the kind of attitude you may find at a corporate craft store. Their employees should be able to point you in the right direction as to where to find the ribbons you are looking for, but they might not be able to tell you the color difference between maroon, burgundy, and wine grosgrain ribbon. Corporate stores may not have diehard crafters, but local stores sure do. Usually, local stores are family-owned and operated which means when you walk into their store, the chances are that you will speak with someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about what they do.
The next time you find yourself wondering which way to turn in terms of you craft and supply stores, just ask yourself, “Do I know exactly what I need? Do I know if that store has it? Would I know where to find it or would I need help?” If you are still unsure, I would recommend starting out at the local store. If they don’t have what you are looking for, then just wander on over to the corporate store to see if they have what you need.
- Artisan Designs & Inspirations: The Business of Arts and Crafts (artisandesignsinspirations.wordpress.com)
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New Orleans is certainly a mecca of artists. We have been ignoring this New Orleans artists blog, we’ve been very busy with building all sorts of web-sites that will appeal to the masses.
I remember when I started this blog. It was one of the first blogs I wrote. It was a favorite for sure. I’ve always loved New Orleans, most people do once they visit the great city that I term a mecca of artists. One walk down any street in the French Quarter or a ride through the Garden District clearly helps you see the city is filled with art and antiques. If you’re a New Orleans artist you can be listed on this site at no cost, giving your web-site and details. Please contact me at email@example.com to let me know if you would like a listing.
New Orleans Artists – A Mecca of Artists indeed!
- New Orleans Again (karenrexrode.typepad.com)
- NFL Finds New Orleans Artist to Design Super Bowl Beads (wgno.com)
- New Orleans Dreamin’ (thegraffitihunter.com)
- Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? (o.canada.com)
- Art Neville is rooted in New Orleans (videos.nola.com)
Art Galleries in New Orleans
A.G. Wagner Studio & Gallery
813 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
1022 Lowerline St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
A Gallery for Fine Photography
241 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
Art For The Soul
818 Howard Ave. , Ste. 101, New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
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Having a hard time figuring out what to do in New Orleans? Part of the reason we created this New Orleans Artists blog was to give artist-seeking-enthusiasts a site to visit that is visual and also offers information on things to do in New Orleans. If you’ve never been to New Orleans, planning a trip, and don’t know what there is to do in the “Big-Easy” then it’s as simple as heading to the French Quarter and starting there. Obviously there are pubs and jazz-joints everywhere, and obviously the culture, the vintage stores, antiques, and ambiance is amazing. There’s never a shortage of things to do in New Orleans. I’m big on never making an itinerary, because I don’t want to be locked in to a certain strict schedule. When I’m traveling I prefer to “cuff-it” as I call it, making just one or two “have-to-do-things” on a list, and letting the rest of the trip “go with the flow”.
What to do in New Orleans? The first thing you can do is search this site. It lists fun things to do in a city that truly never sleeps.
London’s http://lebunnybleu.com, a women’s flat shoes UK boutique is rocking. Maybe one day they’ll have a shop in the New Orleans area. Take a look and let us know what you think. Their online store is awesome, and then when you click the London UK link you see that their in store shops inside Malls,etc. are spectacular examples of womens flat shoes uk boutique shopping.
Other than Florida you’re not going to get too much further South than New Orleans. It’s cold outside. It’s Winter remember? Those who, for heath reasons or other, head due South in the cold, blustery winter-time. In fact, the first time I headed South, was for sure not the last. I love it! The mild temperatures, the southern charm…yum.
All things fabulous indeed. I need to head South to New Orleans. Or maybe Florida this winter, lol.
An artist site should have posts of art, and special images, antiques, or lovely furnishings for the world to enjoy.
Odd, old, or ugly, art is subjective, yet art is art. For instance, I purchased several paintings from a lady named Loralee, a portrait of myself and my husband, and another portrait of a lady I call “blueberry brain”, reminding me much of myself. They’re awesome, and very different. I will post the photographs soon, of some of the art I myself enjoy.
Post your artwork online, right here on our New Orleans Art site, and remember…Louisiana is more than just New Orleans.
When I first moved here from St. Louis, Mo. there was a sure “good-feeling”, as the Southern hospitality of everyone, everywhere, in Louisiana was obvious. It’s a nice place to live, tropical weather year-round, and very comforting to be away from the hustle and bustle of a larger metropolitan area.
Do I fit in, I suppose I do. The people are friendly and not overly friendly (if you know what I mean?). The neighbors are warm and inviting, but keep to their own, yet you feel comfortable knowing there seems to be good people all around you.
I love to travel. Who knows where I’ll end up next. I always wanted a Condo on the beachs of Key West. Now that would be a dream come true. Until then, I’m chillin’ in Carencro, Louisiana.