I really should subscribe to the magazines but the anticipation of hunting them down in various book and art stores has turned into somewhat of a fun adventure for me. It’s fun to find them. And it’s fun to talk with other women who are grabbing their copies.
These magazines, Where Women Cook and Where Women Create are two gorgeous publications created by artist and publisher, Jo Packham.
Ms. Packham goes over the top to bring her audience what they want. Primarily women in the creative business- art, fabric, jewelry and kitchens, the audience gets a glimpse into the studios and work spaces of their favorite artists, while discovering new ones.
For those of us who own our businesses, freelance and create for a living, we need inspiration. It can be an isolated business. Hearing and seeing others living in their creative lives help us to continue our own efforts to excel in our crafts and businesses.
Where Women Create and Where Women Cook not only show us how many talented artists work, they give us inspiration. In addition, these fabulous magazines show us:
- How creative set up their workspaces and their professional lives
- What inspires them- stories, past frustrations, break through events and moments
- What keeps them going and how they found success in their craft
- The challenging and exhilarating work of creating with your hands
- Beautiful, vibrant pictures.
These are not “how to publications, yet, after reading through it, one feels they have been given a gift- the gift of an extra dose of motivation, inspiration and some energy to jump up off the couch and return to our own place where we create and cook.
Additionally, these magazines reveal the heart, mind and motivation behind women in the creative business. A sense of connection threads through the pages. Ms. Packham knows what women want and need and she gives it to them.
And we eat it up every time.
They are a bit pricier than a regular magazine, but it is worth it. One doesn’t throw these magazines away. They are kept, like favorite books, with sticky notes on the favorite pages, waiting for the reader to return to them again.