Hi all! I just found out that Interweave is having a sale on all of their magazines and I want to know which issues were your favorite so I can order some. I am having touble deciding. I have issues 13 through 25. Thanks in advance!
I couldn't tell you- after being a subscriber for a few months, I treated myself for my b'day and bought all the back issues I didn't have. LOL I've loved them all.
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I am not just saying this as someone who was an original subscriber to Cloth Paper Scissors, but as someone who experiments a lot. As you grow as an artist, your tastes will change or will grow. What you do may change or you may want to do something else for awhile. What I do now is not the same as what I was doing a year ago or two years ago. What interested me in CPS now might not have interested me then. What I might have skimmed or skipped over then because I was not doing then might be of interest to me now. It is interesting how CPS is a reference source for me. You never know what might be of use to me tomorrow or the next day. That is the curse of a technique junkie like me. Even though there are things that I go back to all the time, I always love to try new things. What might be old news to you might be something entirely new to me.
So, to answer your question, I can't tell you which one is my favorite because they all contain something useful and/or helpful to what I do in my art. They all have tidbits that can be used in what I do. I go back and flip through them all the time.
Belinda aka crazyartgirl
I agree with Belinda. I started buying CPS on a regular basis (yes, I SHOULD get a subscription!) about three years ago, but I had purchased Issues 4 and 5 when they were published. Issues 4 and 5 were interesting, but not my cup of tea at the time and I didn't buy any more issues of CPS for a while. When we moved to our new house, the two issues were relegated to the future garage sale boxes, where they remained for 2 1/2 years. I rescued them and added them to my bookcase a couple of months ago, because now they ARE my cup of tea. I usually have at least one issue of CPS and QA within easy reach - because I enjoy re-reading them so much.
TADA / BC
"To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage." - Georgia O'Keeffe
As a subscriber from year one, I have every issue and would be hard pressed to ever give them away because, as mentioned earlier, you can find something of interest in every issue, even years later.
But I have to say that the first issues are my favorite if for no other reason than I really started experimenting in earnest with the Premier issue of Winter 2004.. I played with these techniques after reading that issue: altering photographs with Karen Michel; Fabric Paper with Beryl Taylor - I still have some pieces left from nearly 5 years ago; Lesley Riley was an instant favorite!; and my first introduction to Lutradur by Virginia Spiegel.
Issue 2 brought fabulous painted and embellished felt by Dale Rollerson - introduced Xpandaprint medium; Maggie Grey became another favorite artist with bonding tissue paper to felt and then painting, texturizing, and embellishing it;and my local art group tried our hands at altered pears and bras after reading those articles
Issue 3 introduced me to transferring photos with Lesley Riley and the delightful work of Traci Bautista...Issue 4, 5, 6. well I could go on and on.
I've discovered that I've played with at least one to three techniques from every issue during those first couple of years. I fell in love with CPS and all the wonderful artist contributors whose work graced those pages. My advice: get whatever your wallet allows - they are all great!
Denise in Mendota, IL
Just this winter was my first exposure to CPS a friend who does quilt art sent me 2 issues from the winter and oh boy it was not what I thought it would be. I had somehow imagined it was scrapbookers on speed or something, and being only into fabric at the time was not to interested. Welll I am glad I was wrong and after reading thoose two issues I think I will subscribe and get it as well as QA that i have subscribed to for a couple years.
I also have to agree with Belinda. I have all the CPS issues from the get-go, and they and my QA magazines are the only magazines I have kept every issue of. I constantly refer back to them all the time.
Cheryl / Muppin
I also refer back to both CPS and QA frequently. Asking which is my favorite is like asking who is your favorite child? LOL