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F.ree Jewelry Technique Videos! Yes F.R.E.E.!

Artful Success is offering all Whole Lotta Whimsy customers $85 worth of videos on enameling and resin, a creative alignment tool, and a subscription ezine!

It's called the Take Flight Four Pack and consists of:

  • an electronic newsletter that comes to your inbox full of ideas on creativity, productivity, finding your voice, living a soulful life and the profits of being an artist!
  • a video on enameling that will demystify what's involved, the process and even show you a great technique!
  • a video on resins: how to mix, cast in molds, and more!
  • an amazing creative tool that will change the way you look at life and realign your compass!

Get your complimentary gift today by clicking here!

PS - Here's what customer Suzanne McNenly wrote to me this month about them:

"Hi Tonya. Just got 'gift #2' from WLW...what a treat:) Thanks for being so giving with all of your info."

Space is limited... Grab your seat today!

Whether you're a writer, painter, sculptor, or jewelry artist, you probably struggle with overwhelm. I bet no matter what you try you just can't seem to grow your profits. I know it's not for a lack of trying! Artists wear a lot of hats and juggle a lot of responsibility.

There are millions of artists creating amazing things, yet with changing times, the traditional ways of reaching customers are no longer the most effective. How can you create great work, get your name and work in front of buyers, all while finding some balance in your life?

Well I have a treat for you! On February 28th, Tonya Davidson - the Creative Marketing and Artist Development Whiz, is offering a brand new, complimentary online class, "The Profitable Artist: 5 Essential Ingredients to Being Successful".

Wanna know more? Click the link below for details, today.

Reserve your spot on this limited-space online class before it's too late!


New Creative Tools Arrive at Whole Lotta Whimsy

Hadar's Flexible Clay Now Available

Flexible Traditional Pearl Grey Steel XT 50gm Flexible Traditional Rose Bronze 50gm
Flexible Traditional Bronze 100gm Flexible Traditional Copper 100gm
Flexible Clay Sampler

Copper Bracelet Blank 2"x6" 18g Copper Bracelet Blank 1"x6" 18g

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Andrew Thornton

Whole Lotta Whimsy never fails to deliver the highest caliber shopping experience for the jewelry-maker and craft enthusiast!

They're constantly updating their site with the latest innovations at the lowest prices, useful inspirational techniques, and beautiful examples from the top professionals in the field.

- Andrew Thornton
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton


Diane Sepanski

When having classes, I order metal clay product a few days before class and I can rest assured I will have what I need when I need it. I say to my students, "WLW is so fast its almost as though I just think real hard about what I want and it shows up at my door step the next day!" That may be an exaggeration but its not any harder than that. The web site is easy to use and with a couple clicks what I need is at my door!

Before I buy anything I check with WLW first, if they carry it...I buy it from them! Prices are competitive, shipping is fast and affordable, customer service is above bar and I like to support local businesses.

- Diane Sepanski


Feature Article

The 10 Elements of Design: Which is the most important one?

Part 4 in the series of articles on the Art of Design

At a past conference an artist friend asked me for advice. She was at a complete loss and frustrated! A piece she had submitted to a jury of evaluators had been criticized and had failed to pass the criteria in a credential program. The artist didn't understand why and was desperately seeking an answer.

As I describe it, see if you can begin to realize the design issues. It was Art Nouveau in style with a beautiful floral pattern around the oval box. The feet on the bottom of the box were 4 square cubes. The lid had a dichroic glass cabochon, which was bezel set. It was beautifully finished, antiqued and technically well constructed.

What was the problem? It seemed pretty...

Elements are components of a design that can be identified or isolated. They help to tell the story. They communicate the purpose, idea, or meaning of the piece. The elements and its cumulative design allow the observer/wearer to connect to the piece in their own way. It brings their personal truth to it. It synthesizes their past, their thoughts, and their future. It speaks to the viewer!

Click here to read the rest of this article!

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Teacher, mentor, artist and founder of The Artful Success Program, Tonya Davidson helps artists take their techniques and business skills to the next level. As the CEO and founder of Whole Lotta Whimsy she has passionately empowered artists to live creatively from the inside out. Her ezine goes out to over 11,000 subscribers. Create the life you love by subscribing to her eZine at http://www.wholelottawhimsy.com/wo/content/newsletter. Be sure to check out her blog at www.tonyadavidson.com for complimentary tutorials and articles.

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