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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Heartful Creations

I hope by now you've seen the second issue of "Where Women Create". The premier issue of this fabulous new publication landed on newsstands last November -- it's now sold out everywhere. This extraordinary magazine features the inspiring work spaces of extraordinary women. There are no integrated ads...just gobs of stories, pics and so much more within its 144 juicy pages.

If you have issue 2 in your hands, you may have already read the first "Artful Adventures" section I'm writing for the mag. It includes a calendar of events for artful readers to consider...and a "write in" request asking readers to forward images of their Valentine or heart themed art.

Here's a wonderful letter than came to the editor, Jo Packham, with images of the reader's "heartful art":

My name is Irene. I am a stay home mom who loves to paint. I totally inspired by the women in WWC. I read every single page in the magazine and wishing someday I would be the one who inspire others.

I would like to submit these two original acrylic painting for the Valentine blog "heARTful creations." I did both of the paintings on wood. Color were build up with layers of acrylic and oil pastel.
The first one contains the Chinese character, 'love' in the middle.

I hope you like them.
Chicago, IL

A big thanks to Irene for taking the time to submit her wonderfully "heARTful" creations...Please keep an eye on the "Artful Adventures" column for ways you can share your own artful adventures in creating, collecting, travel and more.

And here are a few more of my favorite "heARTful" creations that have sweetened the season....
Laurie Meseroll's mixed media Mud-Cakes celebrate the blessings of the heart...

Mohair creations from Heidi Steiner of Steiner Bears...

Some snippets of Valentine tributes...Cheryl Kuhn's paper art...

...and some sweet fabric heartful treasures...

I hope you all had a wonderfuul Happy Heart Day...
and if you don't yet have your copy of Issue 2 of "Where Women Create" -- please don't miss it -- it is sure to sell out soon.
Jen O'Connor
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RosesRadishesandRubbish said...


I FINALLY found my copy yesterday after combing every newsstand around my area. After getting baby to sleep way to late, I finally snuggled in bed with my copy! Oh what a joy! I thought about your blog yesterday as I read and the "true COlors" of these women pretty much "swim" off the pages! Enjoyed your last three posts. I think your blog really shows who you are and what is important in your life.:) Congrats on your "Artful Adventures"!

Lana said...

I ordered my copy as soon as it became available. I am loveing this new publication and am happy to see you are a part of it.

Lovely, inspiring works of heART!

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