This is something that's been in the works since last summer, and I have been absolutely dying to share with you all this time. But then when it was published, I was deep into a heavily introverted hibernation state so I'm fairly late to the party when it comes to sharing it with you, my lovely blog readers (sorry about that).
Lori Siebert is someone I've respected for years: a super talented artist, Art Licensing powerhouse (you totally know her art . . . see?) and all-around cool person with great taste. When she shared her idea for this project: a peek into the lives, studios, homes, and minds of creative people, I knew it would be something really special. I'm more than honored to be included in the first issue.
I mean look at these other amazing creatives in this issue: Billy Lambrinides, Tom Haney, Sue Zipkin, Joel Nakamura, and Steffanie Lorig. Wow! I'm truly in awe of these super impressive creatives, their spaces, and their work. Seriously this is just about coolest thing ever.
And then, there's me.
I had a blast pulling together the goodies for this piece. Ginormous credit goes to my amazing friend and talented photographer (and designer and art director and singer/songwriter and guitarist - seriously this girl can do it all) Rhonda, who shot a lot of the photos you see there. She showed up on the hottest, stickiest day of the year last August with camera and tripod in tow and we had a blast trying to capture steady shots between the uncontrollable giggles. And sweating. I mentioned it was hot, right? Yeah. It was hot.
So if you like pretty pictures, eye candy, inspiration, studio and home lust, food porn, cool art, and all sorts of other goodies, I think it's time to pour yourself a lovely beverage and curl up all cozy with your computer (or buy it in print here!) and pour through this awesome magazine. And if you're wondering just how late to the party you are as my invited guests, well, ahem (contemplates navel and sheepishly scuffs floor with her toes) you can already indulge in Issue 2 as well.