Friday, August 15, 2008

Magazines

I saw a new magazine at Barnes and Noble yesterday. I didn't buy it, because I've got a stack of unread magazines on my nightstand. It was called BoHo. The subtitle was "a new american spirit." It was full of green fashion, eco stuff and diy projects. Very trendy, but cool.

I also was interested to see that the Quilting Arts folks have a new publication coming out called Stitch. It looks like it's just a special issue for now. I believe it's targeted at all the new young crafty types -- especially those that sew. Interesting.

Speaking of Quilting Arts... I was organizing my magazines yesterday and I am so annoyed that both QA and CPS no longer list the issue date on the top of the spine. So, when I put them in my magazine file boxes I can't tell if they are in chronological order. Does that make me sound like a control freak? Why would they do that? I'd take a picture of my magazine files, but I'm too lazy and that would be kind of boring any way. So, no picture with this post. Sorry.

Now, let's talk about Fiber Arts. Blah. I really want to like it. I know there are lots of amazing artists profiled in that magazine plus news about museums, shows, new products, etc, but the layout is so dull that it just doesn't draw me in. It feels like an academic journal.

I also saw a new issue of Artful Blogging at B&N yesterday. I didn't buy it because it's $14.99 and I'll hope to find a copy at Michaels or Joann's when I have a coupon burning a hole in my pocket.

I'm thrilled to report that I had some artwork accepted for the upcoming issue of Sew Somerset. They even asked me to write a technique article. Very exciting!

3 comments:

Donna said...

Oh my gosh! I had to get up in the middle of reading your post to check my QA and CPS magazine files. I've been putting them in the magazine files, next in line, and haven't looked at the spine. I would have looked eventually when I went to pull one by spine date. It's a disappointing change but I guess all we can do is live with it. Congratulations on your Sew Somerset acceptance! I'd be excited too!

Teresa said...

I also tried to like Fiber Arts, but found it dry and like you said, looks like an academic journal. The pictures are nice, but not enough of them. Not quite the eye candy that the newer magazines are.

Terry said...

Hmmmm. I love Fiberarts and can't wait for it to arrive. It has such great stuff in it and good writing. Really thought-provoking. I don't subscribe to QA, only buy the issues that interest me and there aren't very many that do. It is too, too glitzy, junky for my taste.