Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cool find - Where Women Create

If you have not picked up an issue of Where Women Create or Where Women Cook, and you actually love creating and/or cooking, you have to check out these magazines. These are my newest guilty pleasures. While a little pricey, they are so full of inspiration.

I subscribe to Where Women Create and my mom subscribes to Where Women Cook. We share these and then pass them along to friends with similar passions. When a new issues comes, I save it until I have time to sit down and savor the articles and photos. This practice sometimes means that it sits for weeks, but it is well worth it to be able to go cover to cover and give it the time it deserves.
One thing I notice about the artists profiled is that many of them are collectors (like me). Many of their collections are centered on scraps (paper, ribbon, embellishments), trinkets, fabric, and other raw material. I get the sense that these women all have a list of ideas a mile long (like me). I am really inspired by all of the different organizational systems. Many of the women have vintage elements in their work space and I love to see things artfully arranged to support their creative work.
And, these women make beautiful stuff - really cool things across media. The magazine is also a great way to find new blogs to follow and project ideas.


Crystal Cattle said...

Wow that is really cool. I had no idea that there was such a magazine. I always craft when I am stressed.

Prairie School Farms said...

You have to get this magazine! I have been consistently impressed with the profiles and love to look at how, what and where everyone else creates.