I am finding it very hard not to fall head first into the inspiring project ideas found inside each of the NEW February issues that wound up on my desk yesterday morning. As I’m happily taking a moment to flip through the pages of exciting new artwork (I really should get back to work!) and read the compelling stories that these fresh spring editions have to offer, I hope you too will click on each of the issues below and enjoy catching a glimpse at the creativity that’s pouring from their pages. Warning: previewing the articles inside may be habit-forming.
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The spring issue of Artful Blogging is an inviting, must-have resource for new and experienced bloggers alike, a place where you can gather a little insight into the world’s most dynamic online journals and virtual galleries. Get ready to drool over the inspiring pages and whimsical artwork by Jenni Horne, beautiful décor photography by Kate from Salvage Dior, and delicious food photography by Kelly from Eat Yourself Skinny. We hope you’ll enjoy peering into the world of Kate from Kate’s Creative Space and the rest of this issue as much as we do.
GreenCraft Magazine is back for another installment, and it’s got more sustainable projects than ever! From a journal made from retired vinyl records to a necklace fashioned from pistachio shells, this issue will open up your imagination to the endless materials that are available to you in your quest to create planet-friendly wares. You’ll also find a GreenCraft Walking department showcasing several ways to create upcycled purses and a stunning new purpose for discarded CD cases. Turning trash into treasure never looked so good!
The 5th annual issue of Apronology is packed with some of our best aprons yet! Everyone is sure to find a design that inspires them in the pages of this latest issue, whether it’s Alice and Wonderland-themed aprons or fabric patterns that are a throwback to the Wild, Wild, West. There will also be two gorgeous examples of reversible aprons, the perfect dress-up apron for anyone who fancies herself a princess, and charming shop aprons for those girls who feel more comfortable holding a hammer than a pot roast. You won’t want to miss this issue, so be sure to pick one up as soon as you can!
Make yourself at home with this new issue of Where Women Create. The studio spaces of these extraordinary and talented women will make you feel like you have stepped into an art retreat. Look forward to stepping into the inspiring studios of Annie Fischer, Jenni Bowlin, Dee Harvey, and Dinara Mirtalipova. Ever wonder where the top dogs in the art world create? Join Michaels creative expert Joann Pearson and Stacy Caron, owner of Spellbinders Paper Arts, as they walk you through the places they call home. Filled with organizational tips and beautiful photographs that showcase every painted wall and unique accent, this issue will satisfy every creative craving.
Gear up for a fresh start this year with wearable do-it-yourself art! This new issue of Altered Couture showcases the innovative results of the Clothes with Character challenge and features Mary Colmar’s stylish jean vests. Sweetheart dresses are gorgeous to behold, and Kelly Clemens Billadeux shares her unique take on the style. Another spotlight-stealer comes in the form of Wendy Firmin’s babydoll outfits that will impress even the best dressed fashionistas. You’ll be whisked away to a wardrobe filled with creative possibility and designs from Cynthia Anderson, Sue Crager, Bonnie Kohane, and more.
The spring issue of Art Doll Quarterly is sure to help your creativity blossom. Master Doll Artist Jack Johnston concludes his series of tutorials by showing you step-by-step how to put your doll together. We present the results of our Topsy-Turvy Doll Challenge, and you’ll be amazed with all the fun and creative dolls that our readers came up with. Our Doll Artist Profile features the talented Karin Otto-Burfict who says that transforming clay into lifelike figures has been magical for her. This issue is guaranteed to get you out of the winter doldrums!
This issue of Stuffed is bursting with softies and their stories! The Artist Portfolio of Sabina Gibson will prove to you that even the smallest softies can be filled with personality and whimsy. Artist Anne-Claire Regan is back with one of her extraordinary owls, and this time he’s brought along a parrot and an octopus for an oceanic adventure you’ll have to see to believe. This issue also features some of our best crocheted softies yet, and they couldn’t be more different from each other — cute, loveable party animals, and the eerie inhabitants of an otherworldly orphanage.
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Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013 @ 4:47 pm
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