Cover survey…and a magical journal

For those of you who receive our e-newsletter, you’re familiar with the cover survey that just went out, and thus the choices between what I’m calling “the smoking cover” and “the drag queen cover.” Anyhow, the email comments which resulted from the survey were more numerous than anyone could have expected—try over 1,000! Clearly, people are opinionated. And we wouldn’t have it any other way!

I took a break from opening emails to speak with Carol Wax whose work will appear in the November issue. Wax is a pro at mezzotint and is about to set off on a three-day drive to teach a class in Michigan. She mentioned being a little anxious about the journey, but having her “magical journal” to keep her company. The journal is used to record moments and experiences that hold or convey some feeling of magic. I thought it was such a brilliant idea, I was inspired to start my own. Now, I just have to wait for the magic to begin.

In the meantime, here’s a preview of Carol’s art for the November feature “Ars Ex Machina”:

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