I have some super exciting news, guys! My art and my blog are currently featured in the summer (July/August 2012) issue of Somerset Life!
My copy arrived yesterday and I was so excited to finally see the article I wrote plus the photos from my blog featured in this beautiful magazine! I was also shocked and so so thrilled to see that this article was six pages long! Six pages!
A big thanks to editor Jennifer Jackson and her layout team for making this spread just absolutely beautiful. It is always a shock and a wee bit surreal to see the thing you’ve made appear in a real live magazine. But here they are! And there is my house too! It’s better than I could have imagined!
My article for this issue focuses on blogging, and to make the article a little different, I chose to focus on how I use my home as a backdrop and almost ‘second author’ for this blog. So much of what I make is designed to be in a home– a part of your world and every day decor. It’s important to me that my own home showcases my art in a way that others can see how it looks in a real setting. So the article is about that, as well as how any home can become a beautiful little world, with imperfections and all. I know it seems like everyone lives in an immaculate 100 year old farm house with perfect rooms and perfect yards, but you don’t have to have all that to make a beautiful home, or a beautiful blog. You and I both can bloom where we are! So that’s what I wrote about.
Here is a peek at the beautiful design:
If it’s not already out, this issue should hit news stands very very soon. You can find Somerset Life at most major book stores and some craft stores, like Michael’s. I hope you get a chance to peek at it, and get a copy for yourself! There are lots of beautiful things in this issue, and I am SO happy to be a part of it!~