I’ve missed Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion magazine since it ceased publication three years ago. It’s still hard for me to believe its been gone that long, seems like almost yesterday when I received that sad email from my editor telling me the publication was closing shop.
I’ve said this before many times, but I’ve been a adoring fan of this publication long before I ever had a small piece in it. I absolutely adored producing and writing the Paper, Scissors, Crop column in Home Companion each issue. It was a truly thrill to ask fabulous mixed-media artists to create unique artwork that fit like a glove with the magazine’s home decor and artistic style. I loved featuring so many of the top artists in our field, and was grateful to Barbara Elliot Martin and Mary Engelbreit for giving me the chance to learn and grow as an artist myself through that experience. Personally, my work and career has come a long way in the last 3 years and I know what I learned from Home Companion is a part of that.
My heart skipped a beat the other day when I was on Twitter and I saw a retweet from another fan referencing Mary’s blog. She wrote a post recently asking fans to declare their support for the magazine’s return by committing to a subscription (or two or three). I’m SO there. If Mary and Barbara and Kathy manage to get a publisher to commit, then I plan to buy subscriptions for at least a half-dozen friends and family.
Now, here’s the deal. They need a “gajillion” people to post comments about how much they miss Home Companion. If you love this magazine and want to see its return, hop on over and read Mary’s blog post on it right now and leave a resounding YES! for all to see.