Saturday, October 14, 2023

What Is Creativebug?

I did not know that Joann's had acquired Creativebug in 2017 but, I did not learn about Creativebug until around 2021. Creativebug is a great place to learn to live the creative life. If you don't know what Creativebug is, here's what they say:

We pride ourselves on bringing the latest in art and craft education to our members, and we work with renowned artists to do just that.'ll enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch our classes anytime, anywhere. Since our classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace.

While Creativebug requires a subscription (the Unlimited Plan is $7.95/mo or $5.95/mo if billed annually, Unlimited Plus plan is $9.95/mo.), there is a trial subscription available that will last around 60 days.

Your local public library may offer a free subscription to Creativebug. That is how I was able to join. I didn't even have to go to the library to obtain a library card. I was able to sign up online. Through my library's email newsletter, I learned about the free membership that they offer to Creativebug.

Craftsy is similar but I like Creativebug better. You may have seen the succession of Craftsy membership invites around social media. They offered a 1-year trial membership for $2.95. I joined and it was ok, but I was disappointed that it is only a library of videos. There are no lives or interaction among members, though comments can be made. There were only crickets when I tried it. Creativebug hosts lives and is a much more active creative website.

I found this review by Aly Marie at Sewing Machine Fun to be very informative. She shares all of the cons and the mostly pros of joining. You can start your free trial now through this link that I copied from Aly's post, Creativebug 60 Days Free.

I like Creativebug's Daily Practice Series and Mixtape Series. Just today, I got an email introducing me to their new series called Learning Journeys. I'm excited about the Crochet 101 Journey. I know how to crochet but I need more structure and I have never learned how to properly read crochet patterns.

Of course, you don't have to take any series. You can watch any of the 1,000s of videos that you want. According to Aly, with the Unlimited Plus subscription, you can download 1 lesson a month to keep forever.

Have a Happy Creative Day! 

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