Thank you, thank you – for all the enthusiastic responses on
the introduction of the FEATURING team! I know for a fact
that the team members are walking on clouds right now!
On one of the forums I visited last week was some misunderstanding
and questions about the team so I will clarify it here too: the team
working for the magazine is not a ‘usual design team’.
FEATURING will not be filled with art pieces from them (although
there might pop up some art of the members in one of the issues)
The team will brainstorm, collect ideas, deliberate about submissions
and write all kind of articles etc. – all the things that a magazine team
is supposed to do.
But you know what? There might be a chance that YOUR work gets published
in one of the issues, because we are open to receive all kinds of artwork.
We especially seek artwork for our theme gallery.
The theme gallery will be a permanent part of the magazine where artwork
from our readers will be highlighted. Each issue’s gallery will have a unique
theme. The theme is meant to be a jumping-off point. We encourage you to
interpret it in your own way. We’d like to publish artwork (lay-outs, journal
pages, photos, paintings etc.) and texts/poetry* that shows the theme from
* See that – you haiku writers???
For our first issue, the theme is: Applause
Find all the info on the website under ‘Submissions‘
I’m excited that my vision is actually coming together in reality
and that you are right there with me, showing your interest in
the magazine and encouraging me.
OK, enough shouting about FEATURING… on to the regular ‘Friday stuff’
Haiku my Heart
aan de kamperfoelie struik
hangt nog één blaadje
|December. One leaf
stubbornly holds on to the
For more haiku and photos, visit Recuaerda mi Corazon
where Rebecca hosts the weekly ‘Haiku my heart Friday’.
It’s time for a new prompt at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal.
(The moment I write this, Rachel didn’t put up the prompt yet but
I’m sure it won’t be long now before she publishes it…)
This time, yours truly (yep, ME!) came up with the prompt.
THE PROMPT: Open Up
THE SONG: Roll away your stone by Mumford & Sons
PRODUCT/TECHNIQUE: Texture photo
Haaa… I bet you didn’t see that coming, did you?
Most of you probably thought I’d come up with an ‘old’ song
because you all know I’m a child of the sixties! However, for
this prompt I choose a ‘modern’ band – although the music still
has that sixties feel – Ha, I’m an old hippie all the way 😉
Luckily I have a son of 19, who brings home awesome music.
That way, he also keeps his mom ‘hip’ (that – too – is a sixties word
Anyway, I choose one of those modern bands for this prompt
to make me look less antique! (Did that work?)
Here’s what I made using the inspiration.
(Size: 21 x 19,5 cm - 8.3 x 7.7 inch)
I saw later that my ‘stickman’ is rolling the stones the wrong way…
Instead of rolling them away, he’s pushing them right in front of my face.
Do you think that’s Freudian maybe?
Oh, one last thing… did you realise it is DECEMBER?
Do you know what that means?
Oh yes… busy times ánd… celebrating the top 2000!
It’s coming, it’s coming… only 3 weeks to go!
(The party starts on Christmas day)
I will go on waffle about it until that day, you are warned!
I wish you all a nice weekend dear ones!
Bring in the music!