19 March 2012

Presenting The Studio Magazine

When I told you, back in December 2011, that dreams do come true, did you trust me?

Do you remember I wrote about the power of believing in your dreams and how important it is in making them come true? Yes, they have no other choice but to follow what you believe.

I ended 2011 wishing you to dream big and bold.  And, in a way, that was a wish for me too. Even motivators need motivation, right? Looking back at the past 3 months I see that I dreamed out loud - we experienced the extremely powerful Simple Living Challenge, and although I almost ruined my eyes working on it, I cannot be more satisfied with how uplifting and educational it was.

So, I am deep in the creative mood as you can already feel, and I will no longer keep you waiting. I proudly present to you, dear readers, the first issue of The Studio - a magazine about all things handmade and eco-friendly.


What is it about?
The Studio will be published monthly and will present the best of environmentally-conscious artists who, of course are also my sponsors. I am so proud to be able to show off the talent of these extraordinary crafters, each unique and precious in their own way.

Who is behind The Studio?
Well, me, of course! Now that the team of gifted contributing writers has started enhancing the Kanelstrand blog with wisdom from all spheres of simple life, I can spare a few hours off my insane weekly schedule and work on a different format of promoting handmade.

What can you expect from The Studio?
Take a look at the first issue. This is just the beginning. In the next months you will see the magazine grow and get better and better. Oh, The Studio will become your favorite online magazine for handmade living!

Do you want to be featured? 
If you create environmentally responsible art or are a skilled eco-friendly crafter and want to get new fans through The Studio, contact me for rates and details. I would love to have you!

Dream big. Dream ridiculously positive and don't be judgmental.See your dream coming true!

In other words, go get your issue of The Studio magazine! It is free and you can download it to your computer or even print it out. You can subscribe, to make sure you don't miss a single issue. Please, share it with all your friends!

Now, tell me what you think!



31 comments:

  1. That is AWESOME! Thanks! And congrats on making something so completely amazing!

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  2. Such a beautiful magazine! I'll be sure to check in each month. Nice job!

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  3. It's almost frightening how many extraordinaray ideas you have! Thank you so much for creating this beautiful platform for us! You truly are one of a kind, Sonya!!

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    1. Laurie, you are making me blush! I am so thankful for all ideas that come to me and that I am able to see them through! This is very much thanks to all inspiration coming from you, my AWESOME online friends!

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  4. Wow. It's fantastic. Way to go. You have the best ideas!

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  5. You do always have something brewing... ;) This is a wonderful idea, and what better way to spread the joy and inspiration of handmade. I had to laugh as I flipped through the pages, I just bought that bracelet and earring set from Valerie and I LOVE it! :) Nice work Sonya. :)

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    1. Ah, I love coincidents, you know that! And thank you for the nice words!

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  6. Beautiful, creative and one of kind! Really outstanding Sonya, I love it and I will enjoy sharing it with my friends as well!

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  7. Sonya, what a wonderful magazine. So beautifully laid out and an outstanding collection of eco-friendly art. You are such an amazingly creative person! I will be sharing it with everyone!
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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    1. Thank you Valerie! Everything is achieved with the help of many like-minded inspirators, like you!

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  8. Sonya, it's gorgeous!! I'm so happy to be included with all these talented artists and crafters. The layout is so clean, and the cover is beautiful. Plus, I discovered a couple of etsy sellers I didn't know about. :)
    Do you mind if I blog/tweet this? xo, Mary

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  9. Hi Sonya - it is gorgeous! I am very happy to be included. Look forward to the next issue!
    cheers,
    Eva

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  10. WOW - congratulations! What a great project and beautiful design. You are just quite the multi-talented artist over here! Yeah - what a great start to 2012!

    Happy Monday - Brandi

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    1. Don't make me blush, Brandi! I am just trying to make things more flexible and exciting!

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  11. your simple approach to art and beauty is so refreshing ... I cannot thank you enough for including my work !

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    1. ELK, your work speaks to me. No wonder you are on the cover!

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  12. Beautifully done, lots of inspiring photos too :)

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  13. Congrats on your expansion! You have very thoughtful posts and guest writers. It's a natural fit to e-publish!

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    1. I am so glad I took the step to e-publishing a magazine. Thank you for your support!

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  14. This is awesome!! Congrats Sonya!

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    1. Thank you, Shelly! And thank you for being such a great contributing author!

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  15. Hey Sonya, I think your magazine looks fantastic!! I'm an artist producing environmentally art work and wedding stationary, www.hannaniven.co.uk - is this something you could include in your publication? Huge congrats once again, hanna

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  16. This is just beautiful! I love it! Congratulations Sonya!
    Yahoo!
    Deb

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  17. That's fantastic, Sonya, you did a wonderful job on the magazine! :) It looks wonderful - and your new blog design is neat, too. Very simple and clean. :) I wish you the best of luck with The Studio!

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