There is a new kid in town. Born on April 20th, it is 75 pages long, and measures 8 1/4" x 11 3/4". It is the new magazine Featuring: Art Journaling, Mixed Media & More... and you can watch the birth here or preview the pages here. Featuring is a dream come true for Marit Barentsen, the artist and blogger from the Netherlands who has put together a gorgeous, informative, and inspiring Issue #1.
The physical quality of this magazine (large size, glossy pages, professional layout) is special and it is filled with fascinating features, including a themed art gallery, the results of a survey about Etsy, artist and museum profiles, artist interviews, drawing and journaling techniques, a studio tour, and so much more. You can learn more about and purchase Featuring here. And learn how you can submit to Issue #2 here.
I am also happy to report that an altered book collaboration that I completed with Jill Zaheer can also be found on the pages of this inaugural issue. Called The Gift, Jill and I collaborated to create two books, each of which was filled with art that was inspired by original poetry.
Poetry by Seth Apter/Art by Jill Zaheer
Horizon's edge just out of reach
a lesson learned, a thought unleashed
these are the gifts placed here for us
these are the times we've both come to trust
Objects found and sometimes lost
our souls defined but at such a cost
these are the gifts, they appear, they arrive
this is the engine that keeps us alive
Training wheels, sometimes attached
making deals when ideas are hatched
such are the gifts that we have deep inside
ready to give, though tempted to hide
with generous hues, the depth we confide
thank you for coming along for the ride