Oh my goodness, dear friends, I've been in such a whirling head-space these past few months. I've been heavily tinkering with my entire "creative toolbox", trying to streamline all of the new things I want to put "out there" in the world. Quite frankly, all of the growing pains have made me less than joyful! So it was at exactly the right moment when I received an email from Danielle Williams, a senior editor at Artful Blogging magazine, asking me if I'd be interested in writing an article for them.
"YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" (It's lucky she didn't call me on the phone or she would've needed a hearing test afterwards.)
Artful Blogging has long been one of my "go-to" resources for creative inspiration. It's not just for bloggers; it's for anybody who enjoys beautiful photography and thoughtful reflections on the artistic process. It's more like a "coffee table book" and thankfully, it has zero advertising.
It's so funny to think about the magazines I used to devour from my teens through my twenties. I'm not going to name names, but they all had to do with fashion and celebrity lifestyles--two topics I couldn't give a hoot about anymore. Now I love magazines that uplift and inspire me, ones that help me to be a more creative and mindful person. If that appeals to you, too, let me suggest all of the following magazines for your next trip to the bookstore: Artful Blogging (naturally!); Bella Grace; (a sister publication of Artful Blogging); Flow; Happinez; and Breathe. Money well-spent, I assure you.
Danielle was a dream to work with. She let me choose the topic I wanted to write about, and she and her staff chose twenty-seven (!) of my photographs for the six-page spread. It was one of the most satisfying days of my creative life to walk into Barnes & Noble yesterday and see the summer issue on the magazine rack, with one of my pictures right on the cover (the lower right shot of the sunny street).
For my article, I chose to write about the creative techniques I use on a daily basis and how I got to where I am today, teaching five different online photography courses. I also got the opportunity to thank two of my unofficial online mentors who lit the path for me: Alicia Paulson at Posie Gets Cozy and Tammy Strobel at Rowdy Kittens. (Do check out their lovely and inspiring blogs!)
I hope you'll look for the summer issue of Artful Blogging at Barnes & Noble, or you can purchase it online here: Artful Blogging Summer 2017 Issue.
Thank you, longtime readers and new subscribers. You keep me going, and I'm deeply grateful for your visits here.
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