Apparently, my guardian angel doll made for the Quilting Arts challenge way way way back... before I even started this blog, I believe... is pictured in the current issue. I have not received said issue and I nearly accosted the mail man yesterday when he failed to deliver the goods. It was a substitute mailman, so he was spared. If our regular mailman, Bill, is working today, I am confident he will know how to keep my happy.
I never even posted pictures of the angel on my blog because she's just so unphotogenic, at least with my skills. Every shot was shadowing or unclear and just looked like a mess of stuff rather than a thoughtful combination of lots of ideas, techniques and materials. So, I'm thrilled that the professionals took some pictures and then published them. How very exciting -- tempered by the fact that I haven't seen it yet.
I do get a bit annoyed by the fact that Quilting Arts seems to just milk a project to death. This will be the third issue that features the angels. (Saving the best for last, obviously.) But, that seems a bit much to me. I'm ready to see and read about something new. Even in the last issue of CPS there was another feature about the Women of Influence project, which was also covered in at least three other issue of QA and/or CPS. Lovely project, wonderful artists, tons of inspiration, but it makes me wonder what other great stuff is happening out there that isn't covered in QA because it's filled up with what feels a bit like re-runs.
I hate to complain. Especially after being PUBLISHED. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. Bad bad me. And of course, QA is the best magazine we art quilters have going! I can't say exactly what more I want. Or how I wish it was a bit different. I can't quite put my finger on it. Am I completely off base? What would you like to see in a perfect world of publishing?
Still, I just renewed my subscription for two more years and I'm listening for the familiar sound of the mail truck coming down the road!