Artisan – noun
a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson.
Utopia – noun
1. an imaginary island described in Sir Thomas More’s Utopia (1516) as enjoying perfection in law, politics, etc.
2. an ideal place or state.
3. any visionary system of political or social perfection.
So, Artisantopia is all about a new world for artisans. It’s about me helping you to create your own space in this exciting new world. How do I do that? In two areas – firstly through my blog where I share tutorials, reviews and articles. And secondly through my tech support services.
Who is behind Artisantopia?
My greatest personal achievement and greatest source of joy are my 2 gorgeous children aged 6 yrs and 4 yrs old (as at Feb 2013). It is an honour and a privilege to be able to stay at home and raise them.
Professionally my background is in Information Technology and administration. I have a Bachelor of Information Technology degree majoring in Online Media, I have 15 years experience working in IT departments and managing the IT department of medium-sized companies and I have been actively using and contributing to the Internet since 1996.
Being creative is an essential part of me, if I’m not making something I feel lost and well, a little bit twitchy! I remember my Mum teaching me to sew and knit and my Grandma teaching me calligraphy and crochet from when I was about 6. I have dabbled in all sorts of creative pursuits, but my most favourite and the ones I continue to work on today are making jewellery using silver and semi-precious gems, sewing and knitting. I have tested the online marketplace for selling my creations and I am currently preparing for a local market. I actively participate in online communities and conversations.
Through Artisantopia I will tie together all my areas of expertise and interest to support artisans wanting to get the most out of the wonderful resource the Internet can be, including tutorials and tips for those wanting to take their creations to the world.
I would love to hear from you! There are so many ways to contact me, please use your preferred method via my Contact page.
I write here about things I know and love. So, that is why you will only find tutorials for PC based software (I don’t own a Mac, so I’m sorry but I can’t help you out there). I also don’t spend lots of money of software, I’m always on the lookout for free or inexpensive programs to achieve my goals. I have tried several different blogging platforms and fell in love with WordPress, so that’s what I write about.
Having said all that, I do love playing with new toys! If you would like me to review a different program or service, or you need a specific tutorial, please let me know and I’ll do my best!
Spelling: I use Australian English spelling of words because, well, I’m Aussie! My apologies if that confuses anyone. If you need anything translated, just email me!!