Ah well, moving on. I have publishing news and this time is a double header.
First up is my article on Remnant Collages in Sew Somerset's Winter 2012 issue:
I do have a word of caution for you if you decide to make one of these collages: I started making them because I thought it would be a great way to use up scraps. And it is. But it also means you can use every single scrap you have. E-v-e-r. No matter how small.
They basically kick your scrap fabric hoarding into overdrive. I'm not sure if this is good or not but now I get rid of nothing. I may end up buried under a mountain of tiny pieces of scrap fabric one day, send a search party if the blog ever goes quiet for weeks on end.
As always, Stampington puts out a beautiful magazine with Sew Somerset. Some of my favorites are "Doodling with My Sewing Machine" by Annabelle Ozanne, she does super cute illustrations and puts them in embroidery hoops - love it!
I also spent quite a bit of time lingering over "Antique Bird Quilts" by Caterina Giglio (big shocker, I like something with birds on it), the neutral worn look of them is stunning. And "Mixed Media Sewing Cards" by Taryn Reece (shown on the cover of the issue) are really unique, love those!
Lots of other yummies in there, well worth picking up.
The other place my work is lurking is the latest issue of Quilting Arts magazine:
In it I walk you through how I create layered art cloth and just to keep it different, I added stitching as one of the layers.
Now I have to be honest. I've done a lot of publishing this year but this one? This one is my favorite, its so much fun to have my process out there for everyone to try (hopefully you'll like it too).
As always, QA packed a whopping amount of information into 96 pages. I particularly like the new feature "Off the Page" which asks an artist to share how they go from concept to artwork by peeking inside their sketchbook. Love seeing how other people's brains work. The first artist to offer up their journal is Ana Buzzalino, really good stuff there.
The "Stitched Pet Portraits" by Faith Cleary gave me a smile, I have to do one of Dooley love one of these days. And the "Results from the 'Greatest Pet Peeve' Reader Challenge" gave me a huge laugh - could relate to almost all of them! Jeannie Palmer Moore's "Simple Shibori" looks like a gem, I love any variation that makes things easier and she's done it without sacrificing the quality of the print.
As with any other issue, there's something for everyone in there. Snag a copy if you can, its a great read with a cup of tea in the evening, especially now that winter is coming and its time to hunker inside.
Oh, and just because I said his name and I've not shown him off lately, here's a shot of Dooley love. :)
Happy Creating everyone! :)