The Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild on ArtFire.com has gone through some changes lately, starting with our original guild master having to step down because of personal issues, and a short time later, the replacement guild master deleting the guild. It was quite a shock for many of us Smooshers to suddenly discover that our guild, which had been one of the most active guilds on ArtFire, no longer existed. I have been a member of the Polymer Clay Smooshers guild for 3 years, and I couldn't stand the thought of such a great guild disappearing. So I decided to keep the guild going and become a guild master for the first time. It's a big job, and a big responsibility, but I think I'm up for the challenge. And I'm not doing this alone. I have the help and support of the rest of the wonderful members. Luckily the original blog, and all it's posts, the Facebook Fan Page, and our Flickr group were all saved. Our private forums on the zetaboards were lost however, which is why I set the new forums up on invisionzone. I can already see many benefits to this site, and I have high hopes that the Polymer Clay Smooshers will continue to be a very active and popular guild. Whether you're a member, or just a guest interested in polymer clay, we welcome you to visit and share in some Smooshers fun ;-) Guests can visit this site and learn about polymer clay, view the work of the Smooshers, find out who's having a sale, etc. I have a lot of ideas for moving forward with the guild, and I welcome your suggestions as well.
I know that being a guild master is a huge responsibility, but I'm willing to take that on in order to keep the Smooshers alive. A lot of people were very upset when they learned the guild was gone, and many members were quick to jump in and offer their help once I decided to give the guild a new start. A guild is a group of people with similar interests working together to learn, grow, and share their creativity. I only hope that I can do the Smooshers guild justice
-Michelle of CreativeCritters