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Featured Friday: Visual Strands

Posted by melissa kandel on November 20, 2015 in Featured Friday, Interview | No Comments

At the intersection of inspiration and art, there’s Visual Strands, a Netherlands-based magazine founded by graphic designer, Yvonne de Jonge. I love the story of Yvonne’s journey to launching her mag (check that out here) and was more than happy to chat with her about little word studio. No surprise, our dialogue flailed wildly across […]

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Featured Friday: Whim Magazine

Posted by melissa kandel on November 6, 2015 in Featured Friday, Interview | No Comments

Keep writing. The more you write, the easier it’ll become to take an idea you have in your head and, with a whole lot of heart, craft it into something you can send out into the world … Browse the digital pages of Whim Magazine and you’ll find an ethereal collection of photos that appear as […]

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Featured Friday: Leave A Story

Posted by melissa kandel on October 30, 2015 in Featured Friday, Fiction | No Comments

This Friday, I feature a website so simple in its genius, it’s simply genius. Leave A Story, founded by a Swedish graphic designer, is exactly that: You leave a story, the artist draws to it. So, when I handed over “Fly” a few weeks ago, I was soon gifted with an imaginative, whimsical, spot-on rendering of […]

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Featured Friday: Egg Barrel

Posted by melissa kandel on October 16, 2015 in Featured Friday | No Comments

I’d tell you about Egg Barrel, the website at bat for this week’s Featured Friday, but their description is so perfect, I just have to use it instead: “Egg Barrel is a place to find and share creativity in all forms. You don’t have to be a professional journalist, photographer or writer. Come here to get inspired, […]

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Featured Friday: Juliet Meeks Design

Posted by melissa kandel on September 25, 2015 in Featured Friday, Interview | No Comments

I had the pleasure of meeting designer Juliet Meeks at a cozy little place called Instagram. Juliet runs a series on her design-inspired – and visually stunning! – blog called “Creative Convos,” featuring one artist, copywriter, graphic designer and now … this writer. I was thrilled to answer Juliet’s questions about how I got started with little word […]

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Featured Friday: Citizen Brooklyn

Posted by melissa kandel on September 11, 2015 in Featured Friday, Fiction, Interview | No Comments

Today, I’ve got New York on my mind, so Featured Friday is all about Citizen Brooklyn. This team of creative minds not only encourages creativity through their magazine … but they also celebrate it, highlighting the story of the author or artist just as much as what that person happens to create. It’s a Brooklyn-esque attitude of artistic […]

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Featured Friday: Girl Friday Paper Arts

Posted by melissa kandel on September 4, 2015 in Featured Friday, Interview, On Writing | No Comments

In all the months since I started this blog – ten if you’re counting – the one thing that’s surprised me most is how supportive and encouraging the creative community can be. Take Lotus, for instance, the innovative designer behind Girl Friday Paper Arts. When we first spoke about a potential Q&A, she told me to keep […]

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