Posts by Kari Delany

Kari is fortunate enough to be part of a family and community of crafters and artistic types, and grew up doing her fair share of beading, crochet, sewing, a bit of needlework, painting and creating fabulous friendship bracelets. A native Coloradan, Kari neither skis nor snowboards, but she does have a soft spot for chair lifts and gondolas. She is an avid doodler, a former bunhead, a developing mosaicist and a pretty damn good whistler.

Craftsy First Friday Fine Art Gallery: Portraits & People

watercolor of ittle girl Watercolor is one of the most popular mediums in fine art, and many find a unique passion for working with this vibrant and versatile paint. In our First Friday Fine Art Gallery for May we pay tribute to our members who capture human expression with watercolor. View now! Read more »

Craftsy First Friday Photo Gallery: Wildlife

Colorful Bird Whether you have ready access to open space where animals run free or you are visiting your local preserve, trying your hand at wildlife photography can help to challenge and hone some of the most important skills for professional photographers: timing, patience and study of your subject. This First Friday in May, we pay tribute to our member photographers and their wildlife works. Read more »

First Friday Fine Art Gallery: Facial Features

Painting of an Elderly Man Each and every feature of the face -- the eyes and eyebrows, mouth, even the nose and forehead -- help to tell a person's story. For this First Friday in April, we'd like to draw attention to work that so eloquently captures human facial expression. Read more »

First Friday Photo Gallery: Movement

Dog Running with Toy - Craftsy Blog From the moment we are born, we are motivated to move. It's no wonder, then, that we are so often captivated by images of movement. Today, in Craftsy's First Friday Photography Gallery, we celebrate movement, and applaud our talented members who have been able to so eloquently capture it on film. View the gallery! Read more »

Announcing the Winner of the Craftsy Pet Portrait Contest

ppcontest To be able to capture the unique personality of an animal in their portrait is no easy feat for an artist. The entries into our 2014 Craftsy Pet Portrait Contest proved that it is far from impossible, however. View the winning entry now! Read more »

Craftsy’s Wedding Photography Contest: And the Winner Is…

Bride in Traditional Indian Wedding Garment WOW. That's all we can say: WOW!! The Craftsy photo community has knocked our socks off with the beautiful, creative and touching images you've all submitted for Craftsy's 2014 Wedding Photography Contest. Choosing a winner was not at an easy task, but our experts put their heads together and at last chose one that stood out among the array of incredible work. Read more »

A View from Under the Water: Craftsy Photo of the Week

swimming-child Member UpsideDownKid caught this happy young swimmer in action, and the resulting shots are captivating. This week's Craftsy Photo of the Week is part of a series that forms a playful, narrative photo essay of underwater fun. View the images! Read more »

Photo of the Week: Brick Back Pond

Foggy Morning Pond

An eerie but beautiful morning sunrise set the stage for this week's Photo of the Week. The photographer was able to capture the golden light of this misty morning with a Nikon D700, making wonderful use of the natural light. View the image!

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First Friday Fine Art Gallery: Studies in Perspective

Drawing of the Duomo

Perspective gives our work depth, accuracy and realism, and a proper handle on incorporating perspective into one's work is the mark of a proficient artist. View a gallery of artwork that beautifully incorporates perspective in this inaugural installment of the First Friday Art Gallery on Craftsy.

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