Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What is Your Favorite Art Magazine or Blog?

I love art related books and magazines. I used to have the time to pour over them and really read them from cover to cover. Now, I still get them and will always look through them cover to cover only to pick them back up from under a stack of more and say to myself, "When did I get this?". Honestly, it's that bad and has been since I started planning and working on Ranch Dressing Handmade and Vintage.

Studios Magazine
In my inbox today I received some pretty nice promotions from INTERWEAVE that they asked that I share with friends. I really love this company and if you aren't familiar with them I hope you will check out their website. They offer books and magazines with all kinds of information on crafts and fine art. My favorites are Studios Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors. They are offering a 20% discount with the coupon code: JOLLY. 

Thankfully, we are approaching a new year, the store is open and I am feeling a little less pushed. With the new year will come a new focus...my art...for the first time in a couple of years and more time to look at other's art and to try new things. There's nothing I love more than designing and painting floorcloths, but I am really intrigued by all the things artists are doing with "junk".  My 8' x 8' worktable  now has 64 square feet of  "potential art" stored beneath it. Anything I find that has an interesting shape, texture, or color has been saved for future use. I am now officially a hoarder.

I want to share this cool little Christmas tree made from a bedspring as an example of what I'm talking about. I found this on Daffadowndilly's blog...and she has instructions if you want to make one yourself. I think it's really clever and if I had one I'd put it in my wintering herb garden.

Do you have a favorite art or craft magazine or junking blog? Leave me a comment. I'm all ears!


  1. I love looking at craft/art magazines too but they are so expenzive. I subscribe to two, Horses in Art & Artists Magazine. I look at Cloth Paper Scissors and other like magazines when I visit my friend Carolee:) BTW, I bought a copy of Cowboys an Indians when I heard you mention being in it, great mag!
    I love junk art too! I saw a lifesize Old Man Time the other day made out of rusty metal parts that blew me away.

  2. Hey Jen, so good to hear from you! Yea, the mags are really outrageous these days, but I will splurge if something really catches my eye. I should ask Santa for subscriptions. Glad you liked C & I. I love it too for the ads. They are as great as the material. I'm looking forward to seeing your Painted Ponies this coming year!


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