We want to share with your some artists who not only know how to break the rules, but expertly use materials we would never think of bringing to both or fiber artistry and the human form. Have a look at what some incredibly talented Australian wearable artists are creating on page 56. Or if you are looking for something a little more subdued but equally elegant, see Ann Bowker's pattern for a reversible vest on page 28. Wondering why people bother making wearable art in the first place? Read Larkin Van Horn's humorous article beginning on page 20. If you haven't yet heard of the artist trading card craze, make sure to read Janet Ghio's article that starts on page 92, and discover a wonderful way to share bits of your art with others. If you are a "beadaholic" desiring to make a beaded quilt, have a peek at the first Andrea Stern's two part series, "Extreme Embellishment" on page 84.
Lastly, if you are someone who will take months to thaw out after the painful winter, brighten yourself up with some of the blooming beauties from the "Dreaming the Garden" exhibit on page 34. What splendor!