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I headed over to the magazine section. There are dozens upon dozens of quilting magazines... either traditional or simple-modern. And they are starting to look all the same because I'm seeing them everywhere. I appreciate them but I am not inspired by them at the moment.
I flip through Belle Amoire. Gosh - gorgeous and luscious and oh my! Check this out!
|cover of Belle Amoire, Dec 2010|
Is it the mood I'm in ? This is GORGEOUS and I would wear it. ; ) That is art meets quilter meets dressmaker. It definately sparked my attention. My current subscriptions are expired now so I need to think about what to get for the next year. I really like Belle Amoire.
|last year's Quilting Arts magazine pile|
There were several quilting magazines that spoke of "hot new thread sketching - all the rage". I almost bought one, and then thought - nah. I already do that. And my artist mother's voice rang in the back of my mind, "do your own thing. Don't go to art school because then nothing will be original anymore". Her artist uncle told her the same thing. In some respects I suppose that's true. I really want to express my heart with fibre and thread but it just can't come out fast enough. I suppose that's what sketch books are for. ; ) As I'm looking through other artists' work, all I could think about was making another prairie landscape.
|my own detail of prairie grasses|
Here's something I hadn't come accross before. I looked through it at the bookstore. It's Canadian and covers a wide variety of crafts from quiting to crochet, cross stitch to fibre art, knitting and embroidery...
Maybe I'll go paperless with my Quilting Arts Magazine renewal. I'm really looking forward to the day that the new issue of Quilters' Connection Magazine shows up in my mailbox! In the mean time, all I can think about is making another prairie landscape.
dreaming away ~