Monday, November 9, 2009

Artists who Tweet. The new Art communtiy on Twitter.

In case you haven't noticed, Twitter has been getting a lot of attention these last few months.  Oprah.  Larry King.  Basically any celebrity, A-list, B-list, TV personality, or otherwise has a Twitter account.  They sell their CD's, they promote their shows, they spill way to much info about their personal lives. 

But their are also those of us who are finding Twitter to be a wonderful way to connect with a huge array of people with similar interests, hobbies, or other common characteristics.  One of my favorite groups to connect with is fellow artists.

Artists, like myself, are finding Twitter to be a great way to share new work, discuss techniques, get feedback on on-line selling venues, find out about shows and competitions, and in general connect with other artists who are doing their best to share their work with the world.



Twitter has, however, been starting to become over-loaded with spammers and computer robots that fill the otherwise friendly banter with virus links and other land-mines.  It's becoming more difficult to find REAL people on Twitter to connect with.  So I'm inviting anyone who is on Twitter - REAL people who are on Twitter - who are interested in Art, Galleries, Museums, or similarly minded topics to post here.  I would love to get to know you on Twitter!

And hopefully, you will join in the conversation with others who post here, too!

I am http://twitter.com/krystyna81

PS...I monitor comments, so don't panic if it doesn't show up right away - thanks :)

27 comments:

Julie B said...

Great idea Krystyna. I'm already following you, my twitter id is wabibrookstudio
Would love to connect with other creative souls, too!

Lynn Cyr said...

I'm also on Twitter - and LOVE it!! :)

http://www.twitter.com/LynnCyrArtist

Andolaurina said...

I'm a digital artist on Twitter.

Twitter username:
andolaurina

I follow back people who follow me .. except blatant spammers and pornbots.

krystyna81 said...

Great! I've got to make sure I follow all of you!

Andolaurina...I agree! Pornbots are a big no-no

Alex Louisa said...

I lost a bunch of people I was following (not sure what happened!) so thanks for the reminder that I need to add you again :)

I love those bird drawings. I'm hooked on orange and blue now too.

And yes, there's some lovely spammers on twitter, aren't there? But I do love catching up with artists all over the world. I especially like seeing sneak peeks of current artworks.

You'll find me as AlexLouisa, but I think you might already be following me anyway!

Linda Hammelman said...

I'm afraid I have followed back too many twitters. I need to clean up my following with some lists, I guess. Anyway I am http://www.twitter.com/hammelmanart

dora said...

Leaving my twitter!You know I love your work!
@DorasPaintDrips

Bridget said...

I love twittering with artists. I just signed up to follow you...please follow me back. Great idea you have here.

http://twitter.com/BDorsa

krystyna81 said...

yeah! so glad to connect and re-connect with some of my favorite people! Off to make sure I'm following you :)

Four Tails Lampwork said...

Does glass art / sketchbook journaling count as art? If so, I'm 4TailsLampwork on Twitter.

krystyna81 said...

Of course fourtails!!! And here is another artist to follow...

http://twitter.com/mookiejonesart

Thanks!

Copper Leaf Studios said...

Love the bird sketches!
I'm http://twitter.com/CopperLeafSt

Anonymous said...

I'm on twitter, too http://www.twitter.com/jamieribisi

Debsparkles said...

Thank you for posting this, I just followed you, followed you on my old account "debsparkles" then I got phished because I stupidly clicked a link in dm that I thought was real because the dm was someone I had interacted with often. Lesson learned. So now following you as Glassandstone.

Amy Greenan said...

I am radiochoci on Twitter. I try to tweet on occasion, but really haven't exploited the medium as much as I should!

krystyna81 said...

Jamie, Deb and Amy...thank you so much for adding your links! Off to be sure we stay connected on Twitter :)

And yes - good warning! Try to avoid clicking on ANY links you are unsure about in DM's - lots of bad stuff being sent out that way via hacked accts. When in doubt, verify with the sender first (as said - it may even be from someone you trust, but they don't know it was sent out!)

Noah Aronson said...

I am @naronson. I will go follow you

Laura Mercurio Ebohon said...

Fantastic initiative my twitter ID is LauraLME

Ciao

krystyna81 said...

Hey Laura and Noah! Glad to see you here :)

Everyone should follow miss Laura...she is a VERY talented poet and has also selected one of my paintings ("guarded") to be her first book cover :) Can't wait to see it!!!!

kimba said...

Hi! I'm fairly new to Twitter but plan on using it alot :D

http://www.twitter.com/KimbasCritters

Mama Mayborne... said...

great idea!! i'm definitely going to follow you.

i'm at
http:www.twitter.com/MamaMayborne

Art of the Firebird said...

I'm already following you, Kristyna, but for the others my Twitter id is artofthfirebird.

Kim said...

I'm already following you Krystyna...and here is my twitter ID http://twitter.com/laketrees
thanks so much
cheers Kim

Melody Knight Leary said...

I totally agree that twitter has become a great place to connect with other artists. I stumbled upon it back in January and for me, it filled a void that was created when I retired. (You know, having that daily contact with other art colleagues!) It's great to be able to connect with others with similar interests and has been a wonderful source of information and camaraderie. And yes, I do follow you on twitter. Best regards, HARDPRESSED

krystyna81 said...

thanks for adding all of your twitter names!!! I'll make a new post with everyone's id :)

Betsy said...

thanks for posting this! my twitter: http://twitter.com/MsDeadlyVintage

I have a vintage clothing site so most of my tweets concern that, but I'm also a painter & visual artist/misbehaver. Would love to find more art friends.
Betsy

Julie Riisnaes said...

I am a complete stranger to tweeting but you have me convinced! Thank you. I'm off to my twittering friends for a tutorial!

http://www.facebook.com/juliessilknstyle