1. What is The Artsy Craftsy?
The Artsy Craftsy is a creative lifestyle and inspirations blog. It is a blog that discusses about living life, embracing a creative lifestyle while it features various inspiration picks to inspire you as well as crafty DIY tutorials for the creative-you. The Artsy Craftsy has been around since Year 2008, it has grown from a hobby to promoting Malaysia's creative community on Facebook and then now an official blog. Read >
2. There are a lot of photos featured here. alongside blog posts, etc. Are the photos taken by you, sourced or contributed, and are they edited by you?
Most of the photos featured/showcased here on the blog (blog post or blog design) , are mostly photographed by me. Although I may not be a professional photographer, but I do enjoy taking photos to create my own image bank. This is to ensure that photos used are original and convenient to utilize for blogging. Other photos that are featured are mostly provided by sponsors, companies, etc. Yes, most of the photos are edited by me to suit the blog post requirements unless stated otherwise. Anyways, most of my blog posts come with photos, either photographs or artworks by me. *Smiles* I hope you like them.
3. Why the colour turquoise and yellow? Why are they in pastel tones?
To be honest, my favourite colours are black, dark red, purple and indigo- a typical Scorpio i'd say. And you will be able to see that side of me on my official profile website. For sometime, I always wondered why do I have two sides of me; I thought I was confused until much later that I realized I was unique, because I discovered that within me exist a Balance of two energies, the Yin Yang. Therefore the bright pastel colours on the blog simply represents the inner creative me. I put a lot of thought in selecting the colours because I want my readers to have a pleasant, peaceful and calming reading experience. I believe colours play an important role in contributing to our feelings, hence the Blue and Yellow.
4. I see you have are connected to affiliate programs, sponsored posts, and ads that seemed to be paid for, and sometimes products unrelated to your title. Why is that so? And why are you trying to use your blog to earn money from these sites and programs? (ie. Amazon Store, Zalora, etc.)
Firstly, you must know this. The Artsy Craftsy Blog is not a quick-rich-scheme method. I didn't do it to earn extra income, I am doing it for passion and fulfilling my calling to help others reconnect with their inner-creativity. Secondly, in order to do this, I do need funding. Hence, there is something we all need to understand, money is something we want. We do need it, not because it controls us, but because it is part of the energy exchange. One of the reasons why I am connected to affiliate programs, sponsored posts, etc. because I am seeking funds to support this blog. Requesting for a design service to improve the blog, funds for giveaways and other goodies requires monetary support. While I try my very best to contribute from my own pocket, I would also like to earn from the blog because this blog has become my official blog biz. Nonetheless, I am hoping for it to go far someday, til then, I shall start painting my affirmations. *smiles*
5. Are your photos credited? Or with link back?
Yes my photos are credited. I am particular when it comes to these things. They are either with credits at the bottom of the page OR with link back underneath the photograph. That goes the same for my photos too. I do not encourage republishing, reuse, etc. If you would like to use my photos for your purpose, please email me for permission. Some of the photos I have are also for sale.
6. If you are making money through your blog, then why do you offer artists/crafters for negotiable affordable packages too?
Balance. I know how it feels like starting up as a crafter and then as a blogger. Like I said, money does not control me, it is just a form of energy exchange; And if one cannot afford it, I would be glad to help out in any way I can. This way, not only am I helping, but I am creating the cycle of sharing the creative inspiration with others BY OTHERS.
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