These days, a big announcement about a print magazine usually means that the publication is shutting down. Happily, Interweave -- the crew who publish Cloth Paper Scissors - has just released the first issue of a new print magazine called Artist & Makers. And it is good. You are gonna wanna have this one.
The features in this magazine bring the perfect blend of art and business. It almost seems more like a workshop for creative entrepreneurs who are trying to take their creative passions to the next level.
It is filled with artist profiles, practical tips and supportive approaches.
Thankfully it does not sugar-coat the creative world but rather shines a light on both the struggles and successes that we all as creatives experience.
The magazine has a fresh feel, in part because by far the majority of people featured in and contributing to the magazine are outside the usual suspects that are typically seen in our community's magazines.
I contacted Jeannine Stein, the editor of both Artist & Makers and Cloth Paper Scissors, and asked her to share her thoughts about this publication with my readers (and by 'my readers' I mean you).
In her words..."I've heard from so many artists that they've been looking for a magazine like this -- a publication with up-to-the-minute information on navigating all aspects of the business world, plus great features and profiles. It was really important that the magazine have a peer-to-peer feeling, and I think we've achieved that. Our columnists and many of our contributors are people who are artists and makers themselves, or who work with artists on a daily basis. They live what they write about. Artists & Makers is a fun, lively, entertaining read and I would love to hear everyone's feedback on it."
Click over to Artists & Makers Winter 2015 for more info and to order your own copy.