After having experienced this summer’s record-breaking temperatures, I can wholeheartedly say that I really don’t mind the cold. Along with all the other enjoyable aspects of winter like bright lights, fresh blankets of snow (and flannel), and lots of holiday cheer, winter seems to be a time of rejuvenation via hibernation. So what does this mean for KCQ?
Most noticeably, it means that this issue is smaller than the last! It’s safe to say that, especially in its early stages, this webzine will be ever-changing in format. And of course, as creative people, we know that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
In this short but sweet issue, meet Julie of Buffalo Lucy, a silversmith who creates bold, beautiful rings, pendants, and other pieces of jewelry. Visitthe Vertical Violet (either at her home or at market!) and find out about her amazing house concerts. Then, enjoy a slice of “Puff”, whose original clay creations are sure to put a smile on your face.
As ever, I entreat you to take a look at the simply amazing things that Kansans are making and offering for sale at their virtual boutiques. You’ll find a small selection of such goods in the Winter Finds.
For an added dose of crafty winter whimsy, check out this issue’s DIY project, the Little Leaves book necklace.
Now, cuddle up with some hot coco and a little bit of KCQ…