Inspired by…joyful living, the ezine way

Oh no, its starting to topple.
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I may have a bit of a magazine addiction. I can’t help it. When you live in a small mountain town with limited access to the bounty of magazines available today, you have got to become a bit of a hoarder!
I just can’t seem to throw any of my magazines away either because every time I flip through them I find another inspirational color swatch or pattern. I have even taken to flipping through them upside down just for a fresh perspective.

When you are looking for pattern inspiration anything goes!

Unfortunately most of my magazines end up here. My look book.
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inspiration, art journalI have had many a friends eyes light up when they discover our stash, excited to spend an afternoon curled up on my couch reading, only to find a big old, cut out square  smack dab in the center of the page.

Nothing is safe from scissorhands!

Whats a girl to do when looking for a little inspiration and all her magazines are cut up?
Ta-da! Online magazines from Issuu.

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My favorite to date ~ Moyo. A new online magazine from the creators of The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design!

Welcome to MOYO, the world’s first online magazine dedicated to surface pattern design! Packed with interviews, design briefs, colour challenges, art reviews, student showcases, design tips, inspiration, trends and more, this free resource will be published quarterly, and you can see the inaugural issue here

A magazine dedicated to surface pattern design~ you can only imagine all the eye candy!

There’s even a little bit of me in there. My field of daisies print.
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I am hoping as my surface pattern design skill improves that you will be seeing more of my work included in this inspirational magazine. I am very pleased that this made it in:)

Look out for the next issue coming out in November!

if you havent already discovered Issuu you should take a peek. It is full of every variety of magazine out there. Most of my favorites revolve around the art of joyful living. They are full of articles on art, craft, living, design, style, diy ~ all the things I look to in times of needed inspiration.

I have included a few of my favorites below.If you see one that strikes your fancy just click on the picture and it will link you directly to Issuu.

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I could keep adding to this list, but I think that’s a good start for you.Enjoy every minute!

Do you have a favorite online magazine? If so please share in the comments!

This Sunday I am blog hopping with a group of my surface pattern design friends.There will be lots of beautiful work to be shared. Please pop by for a visit!