Normally I’m so driven by austerity I don’t buy these magazines new. But the current Somerset Life (Jan/Feb) edition put me over the edge with just about every article in it.
You know it’s a good one if you read it entirely while listening to jazz at Barnes and Noble, and then still have to buy it anyway to take it home and read it again.
Is it just me or has the photography gotten better with each issue? And do you, too, want to live in these faraway places, even if they’re just down the street, because they look so inviting? Do you want to be in the crafters’ studios, even just for a visit? And what about teal? Somerset, and all their various magazines, have made me LOVE the color teal. Can I say this? “It’s Dreamy!”
It was less than a year ago I would not have thought twice about passing a broken black-haired porcelain or bisque doll head. Now my heart leaps when I find these in the thrift shops because Somerset has given me 12,000 ways to use them in art. And what about those hang tags, so prevalent in these inspirational articles I now buy them in bulk at U-Line.
If you look carefully at the pencil on the cover, it has teeth marks on the bottom, and it still looks great. How do they do it? I don’t know about you, but every one of these magazines is a keeper. I often buy them used online because I’ve missed so many back issues (for a variety of reasons) but many are still timely, useful and most importantly, my biggest muse.