I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make a journal spread about this....and of course I have to blog about it too. I was so thrilled with the Artist Portfolio in Art Journaling. I was curious about what pages they would choose to present from the handful of journals I sent them that spanned several years. Those of you who know me well can imagine I squeeeeed when I saw all the evidence that I'm a fan-girl turn up in the publication. They certainly captured the real me, don't you think? But I'm wondering....is it possible that Stampington & Co. is under the spell of the heartagram?
So what makes me think Stampington is under the spell? The proof is in their magazines. It started with Jenny, who deliberately printed these *winks* between friends. I write about it in this blog post about Altered Couture (April 2007), and this one about Somerset Studio (August 2007).
But then the heartagram shows up again in Art Journaling. This time Jenny wasn't responsible. It was a committee, headed by Kellene Giloff, owner of Stampington, who determined the visual content. I recently asked Amber Demien, editor of the magazine, to share some insider information....did they realize what they were doing? Was it serendipity that these images appear in print, was it another wink, or had they fallen under the spell? Amber is an enlightened girl, and knows the heartagram, so she imparted the knowledge to Kellene, who freely selected the pages you see. It's obvious the emblem has either cast its magic....or maybe they simply believe. *grin*
Be careful when you look into the eye of that partial portrait stencil.....you are getting sleepy....very very sleepy.....sleepy....