Tuesday, September 10, 2013
3 Creative Magazines I Am Loving Right Now
Keeping with the idea of sharing what is inspiring me, I wanted to share a few magazines I am loving right now. I am a total magazine lover, print or digital, it doesn't matter to me (although, just for organizational reasons, I actually prefer digital), I just adore flipping through creative magazines. The ones I read change from time to time, so I thought I would share my current faves every once in a while, that way may my readers, who also might love magazines, might find something new to inspire them, or at least look at while they sip some hot tea.
I find myself being drawn back to my sewing machine, particularly with the idea of quilting. When I first got interested in quilting, I found a great video podcast (vodcast?) called Quilty and hosted by Mary Fons. It was quick, 10 minute little videos about specific topics within quilting, such as Hand Quilting v Machine Quilting, different quilt block constructions, tools, etc. They were super educational, and I have found myself re-watching them lately. The magazine is also a nice read. While it is very heavy in patterns and lighter on the articles, it still is enjoyable and inspirational to look through. Bonus, you can get this digitally through Apple Newsstand.
I also enjoy reading Artful Blogging by Somerset. While the magazine is not a "how-to" of blogging, it is a wonderful collection of articles written by successful bloggers, and is chock full of great photos. I like reading the tips in it as well as studying the photos, asking myself why I like certain ones or do not like others, how they were composed, what filters were used. I consider myself very much a beginner blogger (despite being at it for over 2 years) and very, very much a beginner photographer, so I find this magazine a good teaching and goal setting tool for myself.
And, lastly, a new one for me. While we were in Lowes grabbing some wood for Hayden, I noticed Mary Jane's Farm Magazine. It got me with the words Vintage Trailers and Canning Can-Do, and I promptly picked it up and brought it home. Turns out it is a lovely little magazine about living a "farm girl" life whether you are living creatively in the city or in the country, or anywhere in between. It has articles about crafts, creative women, cooking, etc. All the stuff I am currently loving or dreaming about loving in the future (having a little garden, canning, and eating better). I may not buy every issue, but I will be a regular reader. Also available through Apple's Newsstand.
Please, share what creative magazines you love in the comments. I would love to see what is on your nightstand right now!