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When I decided to try out Twitter I did not know what to expect at all…..what I found was a wonderfull community where people are willing to share ideas and support each other, help when you need it and give you a push too. 

Of course there are bots and bad follows but there is a block button to make them disappear and that just leaves you with a wonderful group of people.

I came into twitter with little confidence in my art and little knowledge in what to do with it but I have learned and grown so much with the help of these people…..I hope some of them have learned from me too.

Twitter is a great place to find people with common interests and a great place to have amazing conversations.  I am truly grateful to all of these people for helping me along the way.

If you are new to Twitter then

Be yourself, don’t try to be a ‘business’

Get followers yourself, find people that interest you, follow them and see who they are following that interest you.  Do not use any of the follow ‘bots’  – they just annoy people and get you ‘bot’ followers that are useless!!

Join in conversations

Share knowledge

Have fun and enjoy!

Here is my Twitter Role of Honour…..I hope I have not missed anyone and I am sorry if I have.  All of these people are worth following whatever your interests.

#FollowArt

 @Winsorandnewt         I paint most of the time – sometimes on concrete

 A wonderful artist with a fascination for numbers, great conversation and all round fabulous person!

 @elephantbird    Artist.  Working to help protect the rainforests of Madagascar – the land of my birth – a lover of eggs

 Great artist and great twitter conversation.

 @illusiocreative Visual Artist; Free Spirit.

 Fantastic, colourful artist, great support and great conversation.

 @kchall            Physicist turned Artist working with Jewelry, Oils, Oil Pastels and Encaustics. Beware I Tweet Art!

 Wonderful artist, wonderful person….what more can I say?

 @KimberScott I play with paint and I blog about it.

 Great artist…..great conversation.

 @Artythings     Artist

 Great art, conversation and blogs. Lovely person!!

 @JanetVanderhoof       Published Artist, poet, Reiki, writer, mother of child with Down’s, married 30 years, always on a spiritual quest.

 Great artist, helpful links, good conversation.

 @JessicaDoyle Whimiscal artist mixer

 Wonderful Artist, Wonderful Person

 @leahcreates    heart-based creative handygirl. web and graphic designer. web developer. mixed-media artist. treehugger extraordinaire.

 Talented artist, designer and wonderful, sharing person!

 @simplyamee               Married to my wonderful hubby with 3 beautiful sometimes crazy boys!! I love cupcakes, painting and things that sparkle : )

 Talented artist, lovely person : )

 @rmcotton       Savannah Fine Artist and Illustrator trying to make her way in these crazy times!

 One of my first twitter friends and still one of the best!

 @cre8tivkj       A very busy mom interested in all things creative. I am a radio show hostess, a fiber artist, graphic artist, writer, reader, and alpaca rancher.

 Another great artist and great friend!

 @DavidSandumArt      Swedish Americanized painter in Norway

 Another favourite!  Great art and great conversation….always charming : )

 @tina_m          The Cycling Artist painting the abstract English Coast series

 You will love this wonderful lady’s art and tweets.

 @urbancrafter Creative, witty, smart, married, homeschooling mom of 2 gr8 kids. I love crafting, especially art quilting. I am an aspiring biz owner, I believe in dreams!

 Quilting is art too…especially when this lovely lady does it.

 @dcolter          Independent Fine Artist

 Such a talented artist and lovely person too.

 @zeddessarts   Fantasy artist with a keen love of the alien, otherworldly and surreal. Lover of coffee, dogs, David Bowie (NIN a close second)

 Wonderful tweets, wonderful art

 @CherFineArt             I am an artist with a passion for animals. I am busy painting pet portraits.

 Stunning artwork (I am an animal lover too) Great conversation too.

 @MelodyLeaLamb      I am an artist and stay at home working mom specializing in miniature paintings of animals, fantasy beings, and other woodland creatures which I sell online.

 Beautiful miniature artwork and wonderful chats

@krystyna81      An artist…I draw a lot of nude figures…I think the human form is a gorgeous thing

One of my favourite artists, great person too

 @naughtymutt              happy graphic web design co, fine artist

 Great twitter friend who is talented and fun and about to take on a 30 day challenge : )

@JoGiesbrecht           I am an artist who loves painting and taking photos!

Very talented artist with a fantastic blog.

@artistjulie                 I’m an artist, working mainly with acrylics and mixed media. I love to travel and love my pets!

Great artist, Great Tweets  

@ginamurrow           Artist with watercolors on silk or paper, pastel chalk paintings, an Alaskan who loves to travel.

A talented silk artist, illustrator and lovely person

@MelissaInTheSky    Artist imaginator thinker

Talented artist, strong and wonderful person.

@lameymacdonald   Artist/Teacher from Nova Scotia ,Canada. I Love painting from life in my studio or on location!

Another terrific artist and great person too

 Business Information/Coach

 @efficiencycoach         Award-winning business tipster, Writer, Executive Coach –  Passionate about helping accountants, lawyers & Entrepreneurs achieve more

 Anyone who doesn’t know this is one of my favourite people on twitter has just not been paying attention!  Follow her blogs and tweets for good, straight forward business tips and information.  Great conversations too.

 

 Great Talents and Great Conversation

 @detlef_c        I love philosophy, dogs, cats and food. And coffee. And rain.

 Great talent, great blogs and great conversation.  One of the nicest people on Twitter

 @lizbeth33       here alive and in my own space. come and join me

 Great conversation, great poems and inspirational person.

 @LesleyWoodPhoto    Award winning Lifestyle Portrait, Wedding, Pet and Commercial Photographer in Cheshire. UK Pet Photographer of the Year! Published Fine Art Photographer.

 This is one talented photographer and great conversationalist….another favourite!

 @Bingy Bongy Business consultant and Lean expert. Aquarian musician and cricket lover.

 Wonderful music, great (sometimes strange) conversation, lots of laughs- definite follow!  (Married to @LesleyWoodPhoto)

 @beingmenow Schreiberin / Hörerin / Musikausüberin / Leserin / Alleinerzieherin / Katzenlieberin

 Great person, keeps me on my toes tweeting in German and English.  One of a kind!

 @markbnorwich           Utility Warehouse Distributor helping people to save money & make money + a business networker, music lover

 One of the best ReTweeters ever, good conversation and great support.

 @Chocolat_a_toi         I personalise chocolate favours for any event. You can choose from existing designs or I could create one for you or you could create yours with my help!

 If you love chocolate and conversation then Tola is an essential tweet.

 @AgingBackwards      I’m Jackie Silver and I’m Aging Backwards. I’m 50 and I still get asked for I.D. to buy wine!

 This lady is an inspiration to all of us who refuse to grow old gracefully

 @MaraPearson            Management consultant in organization development. Columnist with Financial Post; WORKPLACE SHAMAN.

 Great conversation and very interesting lady.  A definite follow.

 @abstanfield  Art marketing consultant, workshop leader, and author of I’d Rather Be in the Studio!

 Really interesting tweets…..really interesting lady : )

 Just for fun

 @DomesticSluts The home and lifestyle blog for women who have better things to do.

 Great products, recipes and information that just makes you smile

 @FizzyDuck    IT Professional, two bit writer, universal wisdom coach, advisor to the aesthetically challenged, bad golfer, lame joke teller & verbal cartoonist 😀

 Bad jokes…..good fun!