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It was with a great deal of anticipation that I waited for the March 2012 issue of Country Living hit the streets.

Before Christmas a photographer/writer visited Indianapolis East Side (Irvington) boutique Homespun: Modern Handmade to collect information and images for a piece called What’s Country Now?

The visitor had asked Amanda Mauer Taflinger, Homespun shopkeep, for images of the store.  From those images she chose specific items that she wanted to photograph.

The issue hit the streets yesterday.  The issue is themed What’s Country Now and features contemporary looks and pieces that are “country”.  It’s a clear move to keep the magazine from sinking in the muck and mire of the 1980s and 1990 country look.

It really is a great issue.  The issue features 25 businesses that are part of the new country movement and ranges from revamped a honky-tonk to organic farming to social networking to Hatch Showprint.  It’s good stuff!

The Homespun piece frames the Taflingers (including Neal and little Zeke) as the active proponents of local artists and economy that they are.  It’s a tribute that they deserve.

There is a photo of the entire Taffy clan and an inset of one of my birds — a yellow warbler.  My work is mentioned in the article.

My work has been featured in a national publication before,  Birdwatching Magazine,  with more visibility.  This is different.  This is a magazine that folks read and have heard about.  It’s really a kick.

To see more of my work visit my Etsy shop or scroll through this blog.

Take a look and let me know what you think.   Country Living, page 84, March 2012.


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