It is time to release the cover for issue 6 of the Inspirational magazine, which will be released on September 15. I am particularly pleased with the cover of the new issue, I have used the work of the artist Jennifer McCurdy who works in porcelain and produces the most extraordinary ethereal shapes, her piece couldn't be better fitted for the title of Inspirational, perfect!
As stated in the previous post, I have eight artists lined up to be featured in issue 6: Christine Chester, David Skillicorn, Jennifer McCurdy, Gopika Nath, Chris Keegan, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Russell Tomlin, Terry Jarrard-Dimond. You never quite know whether they are all going to gel as one cohesive whole, so far in each issue they have, though with this particular issue they seem to be more connected than ever before, which is great news.
I have made some changes in the way that I gather imagery for the magazine. This time round I have asked the artists to supply me with images that they wish to see appear with their article, rather than getting images directly from their respective websites.
Interestingly, a number of artists have taken the opportunity to supply me with images of new work, rather than the tried and tested, and that suits me fine, there is nothing better than being able to reveal new directions, or ongoing explorations of the artists own perspective, so I am grateful for that.
Another change is that I have made sure that all imagery is of a much higher calibre than has been available so far. This issue of Inspirational will see artists work in a much clearer, sharper, more concise detail than previously, all adding to the projection of the artist and their work, which is what a large part of this magazine is about, being a showcase for the artist and their work.
I am also adding a couple of book reviews for this coming issue, courtesy of the publisher Batsford. The titles are Stitch Stories: Personal Places, Spaces and Traces in Textile Art by the fiber/textile and mixed media artist Cas Holmes, and Natural Processes in Textile Art: From Rust Dyeing to Found Objects by the fiber/textile artist Alice Fox. I am looking forward to including those reviews in this next issue of Inspirational, an exciting addition to the issue.
All in all, I am feeling particularly confident about this next issue, it is definitely set to be the best so far, and so I am really excited for the release in September.
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