Saturday, November 20, 2010

Artful Blogging

Some of you may already be familiar with the various Somerset Studios magazines (Stampington).  I believe there are about 30 of them currently available on various newstands (and at Bizzy B, Michaels and Chapters/Indigo here in Toronto), catering to any number of artistic endeavours (sewing, quilting, making jewellery, art journaling, etc.)  I haven't read them all but I can tell you that every issue I've seen has been full of beautiful photographs, amazing artwork and interesting articles.

The current (Nov/Dec/Jan 2011) issue of Artful Blogging, a magazine that "showcases the most visually inspiring art blogs from across the Internet", features an article written by Carrie Todd, a woman I had the pleasure to meet at Journalfest.  It's a great article, she is very open and honest about her life and that makes me enjoy her artwork so much more, knowing some of the stories behind the pictures.  I'm so excited for her to have this opportunity, to be featured in a magazine like this must be a huge thrill and it's exciting for me as a reader, having met Carrie, learned a little bit about who she is and seen her amazing artwork in person.  If you'd like to see more of her talent, here's her blogsite:  My Studio 13.

I was also delighted to see that the article right before Carrie's in the magazine was written by D. Smith Kaich Jones, a woman whose blog I have been reading and loving for quite a while now.  Can't remember how I found her in the first place but I love her way of writing directly from her heart (she often brings me to tears, I am so touched by what she writes) and her photographic images are quite astounding.  You can find her blog here:  Emmatree.

So far, that's all I've read of this issue of the magazine, looking forward to reading the rest but as far as I'm concerned, I've certainly gotten my money's worth already!

1 comment:

My Studio 13 by Carrie said...

That was awesome Cynthia!! Thanks so much. NOw, I must go blog!!!