Uppercase Magazine Issue 29
This issue features an article I wrote about the history of bookmarks. As a book lover and librarian, collecting bookmarks is something that I have gravitated toward naturally. This was a chance to share the colorful history of bookmarks with the readers of Uppercase! In addition, the open challenge was for bookmark designs, and I submitted one of those, too. My bookmark was chosen for publication. I also submitted an essay for the “folded” challenge. This short essay explored my cherished “folded” notes from friends when I was growing up.
Uppercase Magazine Issue 24
This issue of Uppercase Magazine called for all “scavengers” to share their best scrappy crafts. I was immediately inspired to share my crocheted hanger covers lovingly dubbed “Auntie Hangers.” My essay explains how my great-aunt, Helen, gave me the unexpected gift of my first hangers and since then I enjoy making them and giving them as gifts, myself. It’s always an honor to be included in this lovely publication!
Uppercase Magazine Issue 22
This issue of Uppercase Magazine called for reader participation for their “color issue” with the prompt…. “What Colour Means to Me….” I was inspired to write about learning to crochet as a young girl, and my life-long affection for the colors of yarn I used back then. I dug through my stash to find some skeins of yarn from yesteryear. My short essay and photograph are on page 80. Thank you Uppercase for publishing my piece!
Uppercase Magazine Issue 20
Uppercase called for reader participation by challenging us to share our love of sewing notions and haberdashery through photography, illustration or poetry. I decided to combine my love of writing with my amazing button collection (courtesy of my dear grandmother!) I titled this photo: “The Write Notion.” I was proud to have my photograph published in this recent issue!
Amy Powers’ Inspired Ideas: (Winter 2013)
I wrote both fiction and non-fiction book reviews , as well as copy-edited, this amazing issue. Every issue of Inspired Ideas is better than the last!
UPPERCASE Magazine: Issue 19 (Fall 2013)
The call for submissions was for: Letterforms or Alphabets using office supplies…… So, I got out my camera, my three vintage staplers and had a photo-shoot in my back yard. See my blog post about this fun challenge.
Mary Jane’s Farm (October/November 2013)
The theme of this issue was “Turning Pages,” so I couldn’t resist submitting an essay about my book club. We’ve been meeting for about fifteen years, and I am proud to be a part of this amazing group of women. As the essay describes… It’s not actually about the book –but the relationships we’ve formed over the years. The book is an excuse to get together and that’s okay! Thank you to Megan from the magazine for choosing and publishing my piece!
I’m thrilled to be published in the recent issue of UPPERCASE Magazine as part of their “Handsome Ransom” project featuring works of art in a ransom-note style. I cut, pasted, and played with words until I came up with a “masterpiece.” Apparently, the editors of the magazine liked it, as they printed it along with several other amazing creations. I feel lucky and honored to be featured in this publication, which I feel to be one of the best showcases of eclectic artistic talent. Check it out!
Where Women Cook: Summer 2013
I’ve recently had an essay published in the Summer 2013 issue of Where Women Cook. The challenge was to write a 500 word essay for “Pieography – If my life were a pie…” In addition to the essay, contributors were asked to share the recipe for the “life-pie.” You should definitely buy this issue just to get my recipe! This short essay was so fun to write, and I thank Jo Packham and the editors of WWC for the opportunity to share my life and my pie!
Amy Powers’ Inspired Ideas: Spring 2013
It was such much fun to collaborate with Amy Powers for another issue of Inspired Ideas. This online magazine just keeps getting better and better! I edited this issue and contributed several book reviews.
Amy Powers’ Inspired Ideas: Christmas 2012
My collaboration with Amy Powers for her spring issue was so positive that she asked me to contribute reviews for her holiday issue – as well as serve as the editor for the issue. I helped her with nit-picky grammar stuff and had an eagle-eye out for typos, etc. I just love the way the issue came together, and I was honored to be a part of it!
Mary Jane’s Farm: January/February 2012
I am excited to say that I have an interview published in the January/February issue of Mary Jane’s Farm Magazine. I met Mary Jane and her daughter in St. Paul, Minnesota, at the Creative Connection Event. I was excited to be able to write an interview feature about Jennifer Rodriguez a quilter from Utah. I am absolutely in love with the cover of this issue! Thank you to Mary Jane Butters for giving me this opportunity!
Amy Powers’ Inspired Ideas: Spring 2012
I am thrilled to have some book reviews published in the spring issue of Amy Powers’ Inspired Ideas online magazine. I was lucky enough to meet Amy at The Creative Connection (by Jo Packham) last fall, and she was kind enough to ask me to contribute to this issue. I had so much fun writing the reviews, working with Amy, and using my English degree to help her edit and proofread some of the articles. She is a class-act and one talented designer and artist!