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Hi there, I'm Diana, "The Craftaholic. "
I am a self taught mixed media artist living in Brooklyn, New York. I began my journey to inspire others to create when she gave birth to my daughter, Dakota in 2007. When I started my art group, "The Craftaholic's School of Art & Creativity,  I did so because I saw a lack of community within the artists and crafters that dwell in the New York City area-a city that holds some of the most talented and creative artists in the world. 

This fueled my passion for bringing artists together, for inspiring others to create, and therefore, helped me build up my blog,  which I started in       2007.

Inspired by the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and my mild obsession with owls, I sell my work in my etsy shop, and online in my shop. I also teach workshops in art supply stores and craft shoppes  throughout the New York City area.

Published:

Greencraft Magazine, February 2011

Filmed (teaching my workshop) on the Logo Network for show to air Spring 2011

BUST Magazine, December/January 2010, “DIY Eyeshadows”

1000 Handmade Greetings by Laura McFadden (under my previous etsy address), 2008

Knit & Wrap by Nathalie Mornu-Lark Books 2010

Time Out NY Kids, 2009

Featured Designer @ Brooklyn Indie Market, Time Out NY, 2010 (Sweet Buddha Designs)

Featured in/as:

Editor for Examiner.com – Brooklyn area Crafts channel

Interviewed by Plaid Crafts (Link)

Guest Blogger for The Crafty Chica, 2009

Editor for Bella Online’s Rubber Art Stamping Channel Feb.-March 2011

Contributing Blogger for Momfuse.com, 2008 to Present

Contributing Blogger for Mammalicious Finds, 2008

Member of the {NewNew}NY Etsy Street Team, 2007 to Present

Member of the Etsy Recyclers Guild

Featured in the Mail Art show, “Dispatch” by DeeplySuperficialPeople

Featured in the art show, “Art Opera” on behalf of DMC Threads, April 2010

Contributed to website-tipjunkie.com

Contributing writer for www.GirlieGirlArmy.com, August 2010

Contributed tutorial for Plaid Crafts, November 2010 LINK

Organizer/Teacher:

The Craftaholic’s School of Art & Creativity

Currently Designing For:

DMC Threads

The Sampler Kit

Guest Designer for:

Bombshell Stamps (December, 2010)

Art Institute Glitter (October-December 2010)

Plaid Enterprises

Currently Teaching at:

The Ink Pad

Spacecraft Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bead Box

Kate’s Paperie

3rd Ward

Got a product that you want reviewed by a real and unbiased artist and crafter? Looking for someone to create and design artwork with your product? Do you want to expose your product to more people, and gain exposure within the New York City creative community? Contact me at thecraftaholic (at) gmail dot com!

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