....or a Mom to enjoy small magazine. I subscribe (it's free) to this beautiful online publication, so I was alerted to the spring '09 issue via e-mail this morning. Along with the 60 degree-sunny Houston weather, and a mug of an Enfusia & rooibos blend, small has my brain fully percolating and inspired. This is good because I must continue to prepare for my next Curator article today.
I mean, check out the breathtaking, vibrant art of Julie Morstad* (pages 23-24, 25-26):
[image courtesy of Crust Station ~ click to see larger]
And the illustrations of Amy Kligman (pages 85-86, 87-88):
[image courtesy of Feed Your Wall ~ click to see larger]
And, an amazing spire playhouse weaved of English willow by Judith Needham (pages 29-30, 31-32, 33-34):
[photo courtesy of Judith Needham]
There's also a honey nut granola bar recipe (pages 17-18) by Heidi Swanson, so be sure to check out the entire issue.
Of course I'll be a Mom one of these days, but for now, I am just very pro-kid in America and elsewhere. I'm also a firm believer that motherhood is one of the most creative acts ever. small magazine shines that truth a little brighter.
* - If you click "small draw" on small's top navigation bar, you can download a black & white pdf of Julie Morstad's work. It's intended for your kids to color, but I'm adding colored pencils to my grocery list. I wanna color, too.
(you can download more "small draws" from back issues of small....)