The arrival of the new May magazines sparked an excited chatter throughout the office, sprinkled with “oohs!” and “ahhs!” as we pored over the delectable candy-colored covers of our favorite issues. These magazines are works of art in themselves, featuring more alluring blogs, studios, and projects than ever before. Check out the sample spreads below to see what speaks to your ever-flowing creative visions. To sweeten the deal, we are offering a FREE SHIPPING discount exclusively to our blog readers.
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This May/June ’12 issue marks Somerset Studio‘s 15th year showcasing artistic inspiration from mixed-media artists around the world. Learn how to carve detailed and elaborate designs into linoleum with Michelle Ward, and try your hand at free-form stitching techniques with Renee Rogers. Pam Carriker shares why her handmade block stamps hold a special place in her heart, and cover artist Seth Apter combines two of his passions, art and running, to create collaborative projects.
Braids are all the rage this season, and not just the French kind. Incorporate this fresh, sunny look into your wardrobe with detailed tips and stunning photographs in this issue of Altered Couture. Give an old pair of sneakers a bit of new-school glam and read about a red, white, and blue “re-do” that has the perfect dash of vintage Americana. Promote your sewing skills, learn how to fashion a pencil skirt from a button-down work blouse, and read about confessions of a shoe addict.
Art Doll Quarterly readers, we’ve got quite the issue in store for you. Plan a hot date with a darling fellow that rides his unicycle at lightning speed, or grab a beer with Lakeside Larry, a laid-back doll that might just resemble your husband – Birkenstocks and all. Learn the ins and outs of starting an art doll blog and go behind the curtain with a puppeteer and costume designer. A gorgeous doll comes to life as a mermaid with paperclay, beads, and an imaginary spirit that is absolutely contagious.
The Summer issue of Artful Blogging is just the ticket for a relaxing afternoon indulging in stunning photography and captivating personal stories. Read about trips to exotic places that have molded bloggers into the creative people they are today. Rebecca Seal showcases juicy cranberry citrus sauce jars and Hanna Villarrubia shares her spread of chocolate soufflés and pinwheel cookies. Look no further than this issue to view photographs of delectable pastries, colorful lanterns, and whimsical Ferris wheels that will whisk you away to new destinations.
Take a ride on a hot air balloon and soar through Volume 16 of Catch Up Issue. Enjoy nearly 400 fresh ideas and techniques that will make your artistic imagination soar. From ribbon embellishments to paper windmills, you’ll find new ways to take your stamped art projects to new heights. This colorful issue only comes out once a year, so catch up on your favorite magazine for 365 days of paper crafting inspiration.
Whether you’re looking for an engaging article about the business of crafting or just want to get lost in photographs to kick-start a decorating project, look no further than this issue of Where Women Create. From sophisticated book nooks to a baby grand piano organizational display, the spaces that we have scoped out will leave you inspired to get your spring cleaning done (including the desk clutter!). Visit the creative studios of Kathy Cano-Murillo, Shelley Kennedy, Cindy Dockins, and many other women whose artistically decorated spaces reflect their creative business and life passions.
Explore Americana dolls and sculptural figures with the Summer ’12 issue of Prims. See how artist Olivia Thomas uses fabric and paper to symbolize how she uses her hand as an art tool. Read about a parade of patriotic characters that wave the American flag with pride and participate in America’s favorite pastime – baseball! Sweet elephants and elegant giraffes round out this darling collection of primitive art dolls that are sure to win a special place in your heart.
*Free shipping offer applies to U.S. purchases of the following May 2012 issues only: Altered Couture, Art Doll Quarterly, Artful Blogging, Catch Up Issue, Prims, Somerset Studio, and Where Women Create. Discount code cannot be combined with any other offer and expires 5/31/12.
Posted: Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 @ 9:07 am
Categories: Glimpse Inside And Sneak Peeks.
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