I don't think I have ever directed you to a couple of quarter scale Yahoo Groups that I belong to, which is very remiss of me. It is a great way to talk to like-minded souls and get a ton of help and inspiration from them and pay-back now and again when you can. Failing that you can just join them and 'lurk'. That is not in a yuk way, it just means you can take a look now and then at what is being talked about and still pick up a ton of helpful information.
The first group I joined is Quarter Connection. If you click on that link it will take you to their home page where it explains the ton of stuff they do. I have no idea how the handful of folk who organise it can do the stack of things they do for the group - I'll let you find out what's on offer for yourself.
I did do a piece about them in Dolls House and Miniature Scene back in the May issue so, if you have that, you can find out more.
The other group is The Miniature Beehive and is hosted by Bea at Petite Properties and works in a different sort of way. It still brings a ton of ideas and help and somewhere to chatter if you want to do that.
I suspect many people, like me, work in isolation and this can sometimes make you wonder if you are doing things right? the easiest way? have you found the best solution to a problem? etcetc. These groups rescue you from that.
The first is primarily based in the States and the second in the UK but don't choose one over the other for either of those reasons. I have found both indispensable in different ways. Thanks to the internet our horizons are becoming meaningless.