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Have you seen the latest issue of Women Who Create?
The Aug/Sept/Oct 2010 isssue is loaded with profiles of uber talented women and so much inspiration!
Peek inside the work spaces of editor Jo Packham, Wendy Addison, Amy Butler and the Junk Bonanza‘s Ki Nassauer! So much to discover… Look into Nancy Soriano‘s home office (past editor-in-chief of Country Living) and behind the scenes of the Curious Sofa‘s Debbie Dusenbury. We even get a glimpse into the creative studio of Kelly Rae Roberts… a treat not to be missed!
What inspiration did I take away from the magazine… well, after I get done hyperventilating over all of the talented women and their creative nests… (sorry, the creative excitement really gets to me!) I really just love the stories. Yes, it’s not about one person, their art, or even their studio. It’s about each of the personal stories of how they got there, what makes them tick, how they fuel their creative energies, and how they find the time to create. I am thoroughly inspired and motivated to make my own story count even more.
Almost all of these fabulous women can be seen this month at the CREATIVE CONNECTION EVENT in Minneapolis, MN. Yes, can you say, how many talented women can you get into 3 fun-filed inspiring days? Oh I can’t wait… I will be there for sure! Will you? Register here and now, so that you too can attend!
If you are attending the Creative Connection Event, please comment below and let me know… I will be sure to search you out! If you aren’t able to attend, first go out and get the Where Women Create issue, read and wander through all of the delicious pages, then join us all online on our blogs so you too can experience the joy of women creating together. Oh, that just sounds fun, doesn’t it?
It’s all about “flea market style” today. Are you fond of things from the past being re-used or re-purposed for today? Some people love everything in their home to be vintage or re-purposed, others just like a touch here and there to add personality and history to their everyday routines. I am in the middle. I enjoy many vintage pieces, but mostly as accents or accessories, not used as my primary furniture. Some of my favorite things in my home have been found at flea markets, vintage shops, or pieces that came from my grandmother.
For those of us who enjoy the hunt, there are those stories of favorite finds, and purchases that we didn’t make, but still haunt us. One of my favorite finds is my large vintage wood framed Coffee Sign in my kitchen. One of the pieces that I didn’t get and regret was a large cupboard that wouldn’t fit in my house at the time I found it. Today’s comment question: What is your favorite find or the story about the one piece that you didn’t get and regret? So, with the question set… what’s the fun part… the giveaway?
Today’s giveaway is the premiere issue of Flea Market Style !! (Which hit news stands mid-February.) After much searching, I have located a few issues, so I have one to giveaway to today’s lucky winner! Flea Market Style is loaded with practical and fun ideas and tips on creating a vintage or re-purposed look for your own home. From inspiring projects and entertaining ideas, to decorating and how-to tips, you will find endless inspiration from the pages of this premiere issue.
As Star Tribune reporter Kim Yeager writes, “Readers still bereaved over the loss of Domino, Country Home, Cottage Living and other home publications don’t have much longer to wait for the new mag in town. Flea Market Style, edited by Long Lake junking maven Ki Nassauer and New Hampshire-based lifestyle expert Matthew Mead, is trickling on to newsstands now.” Others on the editorial team include: graphic designer Stacey Willey, writers Linda MacDonald and Sarah Egge, photographer Jenny Mead, stylist/photographer Heather Bullard and antiques expert Tim Luke. Yes, an all star team from the flea market, vintage, and country decor scene assembled this new magazine.
Oh, another teaser for you… one of those wonderfully creative team members will be interviewed by me in my upcoming Interview Series…. keep reading in the weeks ahead for that post!
So, start commenting and the winner for the magazine will be chosen from those entries posted before 11:59 pm CST today, March 30th. The winner will have just enough time to read the magazine and prepare for the spring flea markets just around the corner….
Ki and Matthew talked about their association with the fabulous Heather Bullardthe photographer for their new magazine Flea Market Style, the talented Jo Packham Editor in Chief at Where Women Create, and Nancy Soriano former Editor in Chief of Country Living.
The blog party also highlighted the creative blogs of Linda of Restyled Home and Kari Ramstrom of ArtsyMama. The blogging community is growing everyday and creative energy was flowing as all of these bloggers talked about what they love best…. to create. A kindred spirit was shared among all. It was wonderful to share with these women some of the joys and upcoming possibilities that lie ahead.