I don’t often post, other than on my Facebook page, when I have been featured in a magazine, either printed and online, so today I thought I might share a few. I will start with an interview that was featured in Future’s new magazine called Made in Paper. For those of you who live on my continent, Future is based in the UK and publishes a lot of fabulous magazines including the wonderful, inspiration filled Mollie Makes. These are not as easy to find in the US but you may happen upon one of their magazines at JoAnns, Borders or Barnes & Noble, though not all stores carry them. You can buy Mollie Makes, Made in Paper and other crafty magazines by Future online or for your iPad. Here is a link to do that.
This is the fourth Future magazine that has shown my DIY projects, but what makes this one so special to me is the three page interview about my passion for paper crafting. Here is an excerpts of the interview:
Portland resident, designer and former creative director, Lia Griffith is now the crafting mastermind behind her hugely successful blog, packed with tutorials and paper crafting ideas for your home, as well as extraordinary inspirations such as the Papier Couture collection of exquisite sculptural dresses that are wearable works of art. We talk to Lia about her like and works. . .
Q: What inspired you to launch liagriffith.com?
A: As the former creative director for online stationery company, I started a blog for that business with the idea to develop a community of paper lovers. It was after seeing how well my paper craft projects and tutorials were received that I knew it was a creative adventure I wanted to take-on full time. So in April of 2013 I launched my own blog, based on the theme “handcraft your life”, where I continue to share paper projects, printables as well as other creative inspirations and tutorials.
Q: Honestly, is this the best job you have ever had?
A: Yes, it is! I feel that everything I have done up till now has prepared me for this job. To be able to spend my day creating, designing and imagining things that I then share with a wonderful group of readers is divine. I will be honest with you though, the biggest perk of creative blogging for me is to hear from people all over the world that I have touched through my work. Just today I received an email from a reader who made 80 paper gardenias using my templates and tutorial that she created for a party. Last month a couple in China and a lady in Australia. . . It makes be a bit teary to think that I can impact lives like that. My life purpose is to inspire people to tap into and remember their creative selves.
Q: What do you like about working with paper and card?
A: Though I work with most craft materials, I feel paper crafting is my expertise. I started making 3D paper dolls, cardboard houses and paper clothing when I was a child and choosing a career in graphic design added to my love for paper. It was when I started making my Papier Couture gowns that I felt at one with paper. Literally. That experience gave me the practice in taking a flat piece of paper and transforming it into a piece of art.
Thanks Vicki, editor of Made in Paper, for such a great interview and feature in your gorgeous magazine!
The second magazine I want to talk about is DIY Lifestyle and designed to read on your iPad. Because it is digital they featured two of my video tutorials. DIY Lifestyle is offering a free issue just for you! Here is what they say: Have an iPad and looking for some DIY inspiration? Check out the October issue of the DIY Lifestyle Magazine, for free! Many DIY projects were contributed by talented bloggers and my article was published in this month’s issue! For your free trial, download the magazine here: http://bit.ly/T2rMXd. Click on SUBSCRIBE and then CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS. Enter in promo code: nov13 to get the current issue for free; and do it soon because the coupon is only valid until November 8, 2013. Enjoy!