Thursday, February 9, 2012

I LOVE this Magazine!!!

So for the first time I found a Greencraft magazine in my mailbox the other day. Flipping through there was so much cool cool stuff and the fun part? I knew I had an article in it.

 I've always secretly wanted to be in this magazine. I mean secretly since it premiered a couple of years ago. Ok, pretty much from the moment I first laid eyes on it. Everything in it has been repurposed some how. And everything in it is always so clever and cool and I really really look forward to it's release.

My own little Wizard of Oz collection
For instance, in this issue: There's jewelry- Amazing jewelry. I particularly love Melony Bradley's toe tap pendants. I keep thinking about how absolutely brilliant they are. There are gorgeous clothes made from linens, and hooded coats made from sweaters.  And absolutely fabulous gift ideas, super cool recycling ideas like the wreath on the cover... the list seriously goes on and on.

My publication in this issue was the happy result of a dual challenge. Greencraft had  a call out for projects made from vintage books. I'd done books before and love using them so I was all ears. But then I thought about it and realized I couldn't submit what I'd done before.I decided to make it a self challenge as well and really push myself to come up with something I hadn't done before.
Wizard of Oz jewelry- what's not to love?

What I ended up mailing off to Stampington was a dissembled book. I took a classic, The Wizard of Oz, and used the cover to make a notebook, the spine and some text to create a brooch, and one of the illustrations to make a pendant. I've had a hard time not sharing these with you. I really liked how they turned out, especially the necklace.

And that was something fun that happened to me this week. Thanks for letting me share. :)

1 comment:

Deborah Tisch said...

I just purchased this issue the other day and keep reading it over and over. I love your art that is featured in the magazine! Congratulations...and thanks for the inspiration!