As it turned out, his Halloween Monster disappeared because I poked the wrong button. (Evil technology wins again!)
I poked that button, by mistake, several months ago, so his post (and twelve other guest posts) were gone from the website — and I didn’t know it happened until Mr. Dollar wrote that email.
Fortunately, that pesky button didn’t delete anything – the posts were just moved into “draft” status so that nobody could see them. All the images were also removed from the posts. Why? I have no idea…
It took a few days, but now all of the posts that were accidentally hidden are back online, with their photos. To see those posts and over 488 paper mache recipes and projects on this site, visit the Blog or Art Library, or use the search bar at the top of the site.
So the temporary ‘crisis’ is over, but it reminded me that we used to get a lot of guest posts. We still do get some amazing guest posts every month or two, but not nearly as many as we used to.
And that was because …
When Mr. Dollar submitted his post, it was because he saw a notice on the sidebar of the site asking for guest posts. For no obvious reason I removed that notice.
I put the notice back on the sidebar this morning. I do accept guest posts, as long as they’re about a paper mache project you designed yourself, or about some aspect of the paper mache sculpting process.
It would even be fun to hear from someone who is making a living selling their sculptures or masks – we get a lot of questions about that, so an expert’s advice would be welcome.
Guest posts must be tutorial or how-to articles, not just pictures of sculptures or masks that you’ve made.
If you have an online store or website where you sell your work, please be sure to let me know so I can put a link to your site at the top of your post.
Creating a post is fun, and guest posts almost always get a lot of comments and positive feedback from our readers.
If you’d like to teach us how you made your latest paper mache sculpture or mask, just let me know what you have in mind by sending me an email. Details can be found on the contact page.
Thanks – and happy sculpting! 🙂