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2/19/2009

you don't have to be small ....

....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....)

7 comments:

Alina said...

So fun. Thanks for sharing, and I'm glad you are going to color.

nicole said...

I first saw that willow castle a few weeks ago, and have been smitten ever since. I've also be dreaming of ways to build it myself.

B said...

I'm enjoying following your blog and all the neat links it leads to...like small magazine. The art is lovely...and I LOVE to color (age 40)! It's one of the most restful things I know to do. I appreciate your love of beauty, sense of style and joy for the Lord. Thanks for writing. Blessings. B.

jenni said...

Thanks, Alina. What brand of colored pencils should I buy? I want really good ones. :)

Nicole, I swear I instantly thought of you when I saw that willow playhouse.

Thank you, B!

kate o. said...

i'm a small magazine fan, too, but secretly wish they would also publish it in print format - too pretty to stay on the screen.

jenni said...

Kate, I'd love a print edition. Many a page would hang from my inspiration wires.

Abbie said...

what a lovely playhouse!