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It is that time of year again and preparations are underway for this year's NEW YEAR'S EVE STREAMATHON
I am part of a wonderful online art community. Some of us have even met in person either as part of an Art Retreat, because of traveling and/or vacation visits or some have discovered they live near a fellow community member. Right about now, I bet you are thinking what is this online community I am talking about? I will give you a brief outline...
More than 7 years ago I found Paula, aka Journal Artista, on her YouTube channel then on Ustream.tv and through her the extremely talented Dede WIllingham (Inkwell/Inkiwell) and the small group of people who at that time watched these 2 wonderful artists on Ustream.tv. Shortly after this I also began to do live streams. Over the last 7 years, this community has grown a great deal. Of course like all groups of friends some have gone and new people are always finding their way to this wonderful, funny, sharing group of artists.
We have talent in all types of media from watercolour to mixed media, to portraiture to quilting, knitting, crocheting and almost any other type of media and craft you can think off. There is something for everyone, especially friendship.
There is a group of us who stream on a regular basis, there are some who stream occasionally and some who are the stalkers, um I mean the audience. But all are vital to our group.
Several years ago a number of us were discussing doing something special on New Year's Eve and we decided to go big. Yes siree, instead of one of us streaming a special show we decided to celebrate the New Year in each time zone around the world and have many streamers and VOILA we have a NEW YEAR'S EVE STREAMATHON. And Streamathon it is! As close to 24 hours as we can get. The time slots are for the most part 2 hours long and somewhere in the world during the stream citizens celebrate the beginning of the New Year.
The content on the stream is planned by the individual streamer. Some will deliver a stream similar to their regular stream; some a special project. Some may even do a project that you can play along with. If the streamer is planning an art along, I will either post a supply list and/or pattern here on the blog. or link to the streamers blog so you can collect everything you need and play along with the streamer. Off course you are free to do your own art or for that matter simply watch and chat.
Below is a list of the streamers and times. Notice this all begins on the morning of Dec 31st. Yes, you read that right. Remember we are celebrating the New Year all around the world in as many time zones as we can. Thus far I am the only streamer filled in but as the next week or so passes more streamers will choose their time and I will update the list as they do. Notice all the times are posted in Eastern Standard Time.
PLEASE NOTE: The links on this file do not yet work. Once the spaces are filled I will create a file with active links to each streamer, so when the time comes you will be able to have this page open and find each streamer.
Thanks so much for reading and we really hope that you will join us and tell your friends all about it. You can come watch one streamer or all of us. Everyone is welcome those who are young and those young at heart.