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untold imprint in artful blogging magazine

Untold Imprint naturally dyed scarves on the cover of Artful Blogging Winter 2017
Phoebe Stout of Untold Imprint in the Winter 2017 issue of Artful Blogging by Stampington & Company.
Untold Imprint's Wanderlust Garland, printed cotton towels, and textile jewelry in Artful Blogging magazine.
Untold Imprint eco dyed fabric, block printed hemp napkins, and a collection of antique books in Artful Blogging magazine Winter 2017

In 2011 I went on a road trip with my sister Zoe. Our destination was an outdoor music festival in East Troy, Wisconsin celebrating Pearl Jam’s 20th year of making music. I had just started Untold Imprint a few months prior to the trip and also started writing for my very own blog. The trip was a cathartic journey in many ways, and one of the best experiences of my life. After three days of travel, we arrived in a suburban town near the festival and the rain, which was forecast to clear that evening, was still coming down hard. We decided to wait out the storm in a nearby Barnes & Noble where I picked up a magazine called Artful Blogging for the very first time. The stories in that magazine have stayed with me all these years. They were inspiring and bold and real.

Never in my wildest dreams would I have guessed that I’d be sitting with my coffee this morning, reading my very own story in that very same magazine. Even though I wrote the words, I’m reading it with fresh eyes and an open heart today. I’m imagining someone like me, standing in front of that overwhelming selection of periodicals, on the brink of a new creative endeavor – finding something unexpected and resonant within the stories of women on the pages of Artful Blogging.

Thank you to editor Danielle Williams, the entire Stampington & Company team, and all the loyal Artful Blogging readers – it’s an absolute honor to be in the Winter 2017 issue, surrounded by such grace and strength.

Artful Blogging is available at bookstores, newsstands, and online at Artful Blogging Magazine.

photocraft feature

You may remember reading my blog post last year about meeting Lyndsey James, UK based photographer and founder of Photocraft®, when she wrote an article for Etsy about styling photos. I was so thrilled to be included in that article because, as an amateur photographer, Lyndsey's work is absolutely stunning and so inspiring. So, when she sent me a note on Instagram a couple of months ago and asked if she could feature me on her blog, I was quite honored to say the least.

It's a heartwarming feeling to be admired by someone who you yourself admire. Lyndsey and I have never met in person but here we are, an ocean apart, connecting through our creative work. 

Thank you to Lyndsey and her wonderful assistant Paige for this beautiful article. I feel that featuring someone on your website is akin to welcoming them into your home. I'm happy to invited and so very grateful for the hospitality.

You can read the full article here: Delightful Imperfections – A maker interview with Untold Imprint

belle armoire magazine feature

Belle Armoire magazine - Untold Imprint feature 
Untold Imprint feature in Belle Armoire magazine - Summer 2016
Untold Imprint hemp aprons featured in Belle Armoire Summer 2016

A few months ago, I was asked by Danielle Williams, the editor of Belle Armoire magazine, if I'd like to share a story about my work in the Summer 2016 issue. I had never written for a magazine before and that kind of intimidated me, but I quickly tossed my fears aside and jumped at the chance to be featured in the publication. I'm a big fan of Stampington & Company magazines, they're so inspiring and always filled with very genuine, honest articles, written by people like you and me. There's a comfortable feeling of fellowship in the pages that I appreciate. So often we get snippets of ideas and images on social media and crave to know more about the behind-the-scenes thought process or inspiration. Belle Armoire gives artists and designers a stage to share their words, photography, and creations. When I sat down to write the article, I decided that I would just start typing – words, ideas, fragments of thoughts, whatever came to mind when I thought about my aprons. I was surprised to find that the story just flowed out of me without any stress or worry. No doubt, that was in part due to the encouragement from Danielle to "have fun" when writing, and to the creative atmosphere that Belle Armoire fosters. I'm honored to be a part of the latest issue where I talk about my hemp aprons – what inspired me to make them, and the process of giving them a history. 

The summer issue of Belle Armoire is on newsstands now and also available to order online

ludid ryu

Hand painted card. Ludid Ryu

Hand painted bookmark. Ludid Ryu

A few weeks ago I learned of a Craft It Forward Project from artist

Ludid Ryu’s inspiring blog

. I immediately added my comment to her post and was thrilled when I received an email saying that I’d be one of the five to continue the project and receive something handmade from Ludid. A package of thoughtful creations arrived in my mailbox shortly thereafter– I’d been admiring Ludid’s

Little happy house print

since we met on Etsy last year and am now searching for a frame worthy to display it. Her

Life of Threads

wrap is already around a small vase on my desk and her handpainted cards and bookmark are tucked in several books by my bedside table. Her work is sincere and heartfelt, beautifully recognizing the inherent comfort that lives in handmade and at the same time her layers of paper, paint and thread are boldly raw and fearless. She is an artist who is truly authentic and she generously allows us to share in her discovery of self. Thank you, Ludid.

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So, now it's my turn to Craft It Forward! I will send something handmade to the first five

people who leave a comment below. Once you receive my package, you will write a blog

post about what you received and continue the project by sending something handmade to the first five who comment on your blog post. You may send anything at all as long as it is handmade by you and sent before the end of 2012.

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