Here we are at the beginning ( or ending - depending on your outlook ) of a new month. Do you know what that brings with it ? NEW MAGAZINES !!! I'm sorry but I can't help myself. Like the junkie that I am I was cruising the book store the other day. I was there * only.to.find.a.birthday.present.for.my.son * who is a bookaholic. Really, I wasn't even going to look - I swear it!
Walking into that book store I could feel myself get all tingly ......... then there is the smell of fresh ink. It is almost over powering..........almost. My feet took me where my head knew I should not go - THE MAGAZINE SECTION. ( DUN DUN DUN )
Barely able to tell right from left I gazed up and down and used my instinct to guide me. First the homes section .......... remodeling....... decorating.... and Country Living ( US and UK). Then to the next isle - CRAFTING - here I *MAY* have pushed an old lady out of my way. How could I help myself - not one - but TWO ***NEW STAMPINGTON MAGAZINES *** had come out. Here I think I blacked out for a minute or two. Time and space stood still as I fed my obsession. I sniffed in their freshly printed intoxication as my pupils dilated..........endorphins kicked in.......Yes it was just like that.
Anyway it's funny how things happen for a reason. Did you ever notice that ? Something comes to mind and a few days later BOOM there's your answer. Well I love the Stampington publications so much I also subscribe to their newsletter which I got yesterday. This was in it !
I couldn't believe it ! Someone has come up with an art retreat FOR THE EAST COAST !!! Not just the east coast but literally around the corner from me ! When did this happen ??? All that fun stuff usually happens somewhere else like the west coast or Texas or midwest. Art is Wickedly Good is actually a stones throw away !!! I am beside myself ! I can't imagine I'd have the funds to go this year but it's in October and I can dream ! I can't tell you how many times I've bemoaned the fact that there is nothing happening over here and all the good stuff happens somewhere else. BLISS !!!
Anyhoo...if you've never held a Stampington magazine.... I have to tell you to get yourself to a bookstore. Now I won't fool you - they are expensive ! They are however worth every penny. The paper is thick and shiny. They are beautifully bound. The photos and eye candy - inspiring. It's really an out of body experience. Yep, they are that good - if you are a crafting magazine junkie you know what I'm talking about..... Full of ideas and challenges - but really the best part is you can submit to get published ! That's right little ole *YOU* !!! How's that for an opportunity ?
I think I need a nap after writing this....or at least some chocolate !