This May/June issue is filled with sweet bits of home. Using ephemera, old text, and alcohol inks, Kelli Perkins transforms vintage spoons into charming and colorful books of poetry (page 34). Be sure to read about Diane Taylor’s enchanting fabric collages that celebrate her local landscape and favorite fare (page 18). Artist Sue Pelletier takes cherished childhood memories of her grandmother’s house to inspire her series of armchair collages (page 52). And Jane LaFazio shows how to transform your favorite animal’s picture into a whimsical pet portrait (page 24).
Speaking of tea and pets, what weighs more: a large mug of Rooibos Chai or this poodle to the left? If you guessed the tea, you’re correct. Meet “Sugar,” my in-laws’ teacup poodle who once in a great while pays us a visit at CLOTH PAPER SCISSORS® headquarters. “Sugar” is aptly named; she is as sweet as they come and, as she weighs in at a little more than two pounds, we’re all very careful not to step on her when she scurries across the hardwood floors to greet us. Upon the arrival of Allison Berringer’s handmade miniature chairs (page 44), I knew this was the perfect opportunity for “Sugar” to make her magazine debut and kick off this issue.
Here’s to raising a glass of something sweet (mine’s filled with Peach Oolong) and enjoying warmer, more relaxing days at home and in the studio.