The theme of the Fall 2009 issue of Studios is Open Studios, so we're kicking it off with a virtual tour, and you're invited to participate. Be among the first to join, and win a door prize! Here’s how:
Step 1. Take pictures and/or video of your studio. Maybe your studio is a large, dedicated space or maybe it’s just a corner of the dining room. It doesn’t matter—we want to see it! And don’t worry that it isn’t perfect. Art is not about perfection. You can clean it up, leave it in its natural state—it’s up to you.
Step 2. Announce the tour on your blog/website and include the cover image of the Fall 09 Studios, linked to our website.
Once you’ve posted image and link, leave a link to your blog/website in the comments section of the In the Studio with Cate editor’s blog (that's right here!) anytime before October 2.
Step 3. On October 3, post the images/video of your studio on your blog or website with a little commentary describing your creative space and what makes it special to you. Leave the post up through October 4, or as long as you like.
The first 25 people to join the tour (i.e. leave a link to their tour announcement in my blog comments, below) will win a door prize from the Studios storage closet (books, fabric, craft bags, art supplies, and more). Everyone who participates will have the opportunity to share their unique workspace and get ideas and feedback from others.
So, join the fun! Any questions? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And be sure to get your copy of the Fall '09 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, where you'll get advice on the best way to join and run an Open Studios event from expert Jenn Mason, discover cool storage and display tips, learn ways to set up a teaching studio, and get a look inside the studios of more than 20 artists, including quilter and fiber artists Suzanne Hyland, Lucie Summers, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Terry White, and more.
I can't wait to see all your studio tours!