Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Creative Living

I think it's really important to find little bits of creative energy every day. This can take many many forms. Lots of artists keep sketch books and journals -- or even art journals. I've never really been a dedicated journal - keeper, but I like the idea. Recently, I decided to try to combine my love of artists books and book-making with journaling. I created a crazy, mixed-media, multi-page, interactive book and I starting writing in it! Ideas, random hopes, wishes, observations, etc.

The mixed-media arty journal and my thoughts about it are published in the new issue of Somerset Life magazine.


I am honored to be included in this magazine. It's an amazing inspiration and reference for living creatively. My article about a new way to create and keep a journal is just one of many ideas.

I hope you'll check it out. It's got a pink cover and with white roses (ahem... don't let that turn you off, I promise there's lots of good stuff inside that isn't all precious and girly. Was that too snarky?! You know what I mean, right. We all have our own tastes.)

I'm off on an adventure later this week... I plan to do lots of journaling!

8 comments:

Lucy said...

Deborah, the pictures are fabulous with this article! Congratualtions, (again!!!) :) Lucy

Fran├žoise said...

Congratulations!

Helen Conway said...

I want to see those photos NOW! There is only one shop in the Uk I know of which stocks some Somerset magazines and it is in London. Bah!.
Oh no hang on guess which shop I am lecturing right around the corner from next week? I hope they have it in stock.

Diane said...

Congrats, Deb! How great to get into Somerset Studio -- I'll hunt that issue down!

Kristin L said...

It is so nice to see your work recognized once again. I love that your work is varied enough to have a "universal" appeal (to scrapbookers, quilters, jewelry makers, artist books, visual journalers, and more!) and at the same time it's so recognizably you!

Diana said...

You go girl. Congratulations! You always do beautiful work - using any media.

kathy said...

Are you kidding???? You simply amaze me. Now I know where I'll be going today....cinnamon dolce latte, here I come!

Sarah Ann Smith said...

Deborah...major congrats on ANOTHER article.... wonder if Kath will have this.... I won't be near a Barnes and Noble forever.... Cheers and hugs, Sarah

(and how can you have been in Texas for THREE YEARS already?)