Author: Stephanie Hintz
Illinois native Michael Angelo Menconi might have been fated to pursue a life in the arts. Though his middle name “Angelo” was a paean to his great-grandfather, who hailed from Lucca, Italy, first-time acquaintances are stopped cold by the aural similarity to Renaissance sculptor, architect, painter, engineer, and poet Michelangelo.Read More
It’s ironic that business-savvy artist Sue Beatrice has become known for her absolutely captivating sculptures made from watch pieces, clock gears, and other mechanical gadgets that smack of bygone Victorian elegance. Adept and versatile, the indefatigable artist can work magic with her hands, but the one thing she seems to lack is time.Read More
By Stephanie Finnegan A well-crafted life map can be pretty fragile. There’s that famous...Read More
SoCraftastic’s Sarah Takacs Shares Real-World Secrets on How She’s Reached 21 Million Fans… and Counting!
Nearly 170,000 fans and 21 million YouTube video views are numbers usually reserved for major corporations or famous musicians with millions of advertising dollars at their disposal. Sarah Takacs, the driving force behind SoCraftastic is neither. She is, however, widely known for her fun and personable “how-to” instructional craft videos on YouTube. With an incredibly loyal fan base and plans to form partnerships for future growth, it’s safe to say that Sarah is here to stay as she brings a fresh take on crafts to a whole new generation of crafts people. Here, TCR asks for her secrets to internet stardom in the crafts world.Read More
More than a million viewers tune in weekly to watch “Rough Cut, Woodworking with Tommy Mac,” a production of WGBH Boston, distributed by American Public Television. The how-to series is helmed by Tommy MacDonald, an amiable, knowledgeable, plainspoken man who is at home in his workshop, as well as in corporate offices and executive boardrooms around the nation. It is his ability to be a down-to-earth craftsman, as well as a producer of television and social media content, which distinguishes MacDonald from many of his peers. He doesn’t shy away from new challenges or risk-taking opportunities. Rather, it’s quite the opposite: He never allows an unfamiliar invitation to cause him to fade into the woodwork!Read More