Check out the current issue of Where Women Create magazine—that’s me on the cover below. Included are the first public photos of our company workspace, a.k.a. HB headquarters, as well as photos of my home studio. See our design space, the online store’s fulfillment area, the amazing worktables Isaac completed last spring, and more. The article covers my typical workday, juggling kids, artwork, employees, licensees, etc. I've been holding off showing you my new space till this issue hit newstands. I'm glad it's here!
If you are new to Where Women Create, rush to get your first copy. Seriously. Each issue is more like a book than a magazine, thick with beautiful images and inspiring stories. The cover price is bit higher than other magazines—in order to keep the issues from being bogged down with a gazillion advertisements, and to make space for much more content than other magazines have—completely worth the price. If you're looking for a signed copy, we have a handful available. Just a handful though.
The magazine’s founder, Jo Packham, has a long history in book publishing. Where Women Create is her first magazine title, sprung from a book by the same name. This year, she has launched her newest project, Where Women Cook, a sister magazine to Where Women Create. Read up on your favorite foodies. Drool over pages of mouth-watering recipes. This new title promises to be just as inspirational—especially if you're into food—and who isn't?
Jo, along with Nancy Soriano (love Nancy too!), former Editor-in-Chief of Country Living Magazine and current Publishing Director of Craft for F & W Media, are the founders of The Creative Connection conference held last month in Minneapolis. I attended the conference last year as a Panelist and had intended to be there this year as well. Everyone featured in this month’s Where Women Create magazine was there for an autograph party on Friday night and several participated in classes, forums, panels, and so forth. I was home feeding the newborn.
It’s a fantastic event that I lend my enthusiastic support to. If you have the opportunity to attend next year’s conference, do. Follow the event’s twitter chatter by entering the hashtag #tcce11 over on Twitter. To find out more about next year’s conference, check the Creative Connection website for updates. Also, if you're in Orlando this weekend, head to the Southern Women's Show to meet Jo and her team. Where Women Create has a full schedule of events and meet-n-greets planned for the show's stage.
Thank you, Jo, for the honor of being your cover gal for this issue. It’s been a delight getting to know you this year.