“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” Vincent Van Gogh
From where do you get your inspiration? For me … the better question is, “Where don’t you get your inspiration”?
Today I’m sharing three periodicals that inspire me. I get so excited when I receive a new issue that I can’t think of anything else until I’ve had a chance to curl up with it and dig in. It’s inspiring to read about (kindred spirit) artists, discover their journey, and view their projects. My favorite part is getting a peek inside their studio space, be it a kitchen table, a cottage studio or a fabulous loft. I get inspired ideas and an itch to try something new. The publications are pricey, but I look at it like buying a book. Honestly, the contents are so rich and full, it feels like a book. I save every issue and go back to them over and over again. If you live nearby and want to borrow an issue or two from the “Lewis Lending Library,” just give me a holler. (ps… This is not a paid promotion… just me getting all excited about something I love.)
In Her Studio: Spaces and Stories of Creative Women inherstudiomagazine.com
In Her Studio takes readers on a tour through the creative spaces and lives of female artists, designers, and makers. These women share the places where they create and tell the stories behind developing their spaces, from the traditional to the unusual, the intimate to the extraordinary. Within these pages you’ll discover studios in every style and size, ideas and insights from an array of artists, helpful advice for your own creative practice, exercises to jump-start your creativity, and so much more.
Where Women Create: Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women www.wherewomencreate.com
Whether it’s art, music, written works, or choreographed dances, extraordinary women know that the process of creating is as important as what ultimately gets created. That is why extraordinary women pay attention to the details of their work spaces… making sure that they surround themselves with visually stimulating inspiration and unique organizational systems. WHERE WOMEN CREATE invites you into the creative spaces of the most extraordinary women of our time. Through stunning photography and inspirational stories, each issue of this bi-monthly magazine will nourish souls and motivate creative processes.
UPPERCASE is a small, independent publisher of books and magazines for the creative and curious: products that spark the imagination and inspire creativity. Founded in 2009, UPPERCASE is loved by readers around the world and has been recognized for its design excellence.