Glimpse Inside June Issues and a Magazine Giveaway!

June 2nd, 2015

 

Discount Receive $5 off June titles. Copy and paste coupon code BLOG0615 when prompted at checkout. (Discount code can be used only once per customer).

Bella Grace

Bella Grace Glimpse Inside June



 

If you haven’t yet experienced Bella Grace, this is the moment – right here, right now – to join this incredible, empowering movement. Our latest issue takes you on a soothing, summer drive, shares a moving, sometimes unexpected portrait of sisterhood, and shows you how to lose and find yourself through travel. Emma Tree chases the light; Maddie Mulvaney embraces the messy, and their words, their photography are goose-bump-raising. Must-read features also include: reclaiming and re-living the summers of our childhoods, choosing acceptance in “My Selfie in Words,” “The Forest is my World and this Backpack is my Home,” and seeking simple goodness. Read the rest of this entry »



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  Receive $5 off June titles. Copy and paste coupon code BLOG0615 when prompted at checkout. (Discount code can be used only once per customer). Bella Grace   If you haven’t yet experienced Bella Grace, this is the moment – right here, right now – to join this incredible, empowering movement. Our latest issue takes you on a soothing, […]

Editor Spotlight: Amber Demien, Where Women Cook, and Comfort Food

May 28th, 2015
Where Women Cook Amber Demien Editor Spotlight

~Lynsey Kramer

Today’s Editor Spotlight is from Amber Demien. She discusses her passion for Where Women Cook and what this publication means to her. The latest issue of Where Women Cook arrives on newsstands June 1st.

 

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Today’s Editor Spotlight is from Amber Demien. She discusses her passion for Where Women Cook and what this publication means to her. The latest issue of Where Women Cook arrives on newsstands June 1st.  

We Asked the Artists: What Motivates You?

May 23rd, 2015

Motivation is a complicated thing. When we are trying to create, sometimes it feels like the muse is trying to break down the door to help us, but other times the muse might not appear at all. Before we throw in the towel and quit, let’s hear from our fellow artists about how they are motivated to work and what they struggle with. We asked the artists:

What motivates you? When you find yourself in an artistic rut, what inspires you to get going again?

Zarate We Asked the Artists Motivation

~Artwork by Renee Zarate

“I am generally motivated by something I see in print or online.  If I’m in a rut I will answer a challenge of some sort either online or in a magazine.  There are challenge calls that go out daily online; these can lead to all sorts of new ideas.”Renee Zarate has been featured in Art Journaling, The Stampers’ Sampler, Somerset Studio, Take Ten, Somerset Studio Gallery, and HandCrafted.

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Motivation is a complicated thing. When we are trying to create, sometimes it feels like the muse is trying to break down the door to help us, but other times the muse might not appear at all. Before we throw in the towel and quit, let’s hear from our fellow artists about how they are […]

Seeing Flowers by Guest Artist Renee Stien: a Mixed-Media Canvas

May 19th, 2015

Today, we’d like to give a warm Somerset Place welcome to mixed-media artist Renee Stien, who has graciously stopped by to share this step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own bouquet of flowers on canvas. We especially like how customizable this project is and love Renee’s suggestion for artists to improvise!


Seeing Flowers Guest Artist Renee Stien



Henri Matisse said, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”

Maybe I’m reading way too much into these words, but to me this is a great reminder that a positive attitude is a choice available to each of us. It is not always the choice we make, but it is always an option.

In a more literal sense it is true; there are always flowers around us. Maybe the flowers are on the wallpaper, on a tissue box or on a package of cheese in your refrigerator; you may have to search a bit, but the flowers are there.

As a reminder to choose a positive attitude I made my own bouquet of flowers so I can see them whenever I need to.

If you would like to make your own bouquet but do not have exactly the same things, you can easily improvise with something you have on hand. Read the rest of this entry »



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Today, we’d like to give a warm Somerset Place welcome to mixed-media artist Renee Stien, who has graciously stopped by to share this step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own bouquet of flowers on canvas. We especially like how customizable this project is and love Renee’s suggestion for artists to improvise! Henri Matisse said, […]

Get Published: June Calls & Challenges

May 15th, 2015

If you’re an artist, Stampington wants to see your work. To better your chances of being published in one of our magazines, here is the list of June calls & challenges. This is what we are looking to publish in upcoming issues and our editors can’t wait to see what you have created.

Getting published in one of our magazines can be a great way to gain exposure for your artwork, your blog, and you as an artist. We encourage you to submit consistently and often, even if you aren’t accepted the first time. Continue to submit and you’ll better your chances of making it into the publication.

For a complete list of what our magazines are looking for, please visit our calls and challenges page. Visit our submission guidelines for details about formatting and labeling your artwork.

 

June Calls & Challenges:

 

 

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Altered Couture June Calls & Challenges

~Artwork by Marybeth Lewanski

We invite you to submit your own altered and embellished clothing items to be considered for publication in Altered Couture. Items published in the past include skirts, dresses, pants, tops, jackets, vests, shoes, and accessories.Please submit a “before” photo along with your altered creation, if available. Photos and illustrations showing your process are also strongly encouraged. We also encourage you to submit to our challenges below.
Deadline: June 15Anything Athletic
That’s right — anything athletic! We want to see what you can upcycle with themes of fitness, health, sports, and fun in mind. You can upcycle old sports uniforms, alter everyday clothes into workout clothes, make everyday clothes with an athletic theme or as a tribute to your favorite athlete, or even make sporting accessories like bags or sweatbands. Get your sewing machines going and break a sweat!
Deadline: June 15

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If you’re an artist, Stampington wants to see your work. To better your chances of being published in one of our magazines, here is the list of June calls & challenges. This is what we are looking to publish in upcoming issues and our editors can’t wait to see what you have created. Getting published […]