When I found out Kindred magazine's fifth issue had "Nest" as it's theme, my thoughts flew right away to a photograph I'd taken some years ago. I had taken the image to illustrate this quote from Joan Walsh Anglund:
Thoughts, rest your wings. Here is a hollow of silence, a nest of stillness, in which to hatch your dreams.
I was so excited when the photograph was accepted to grace the inside cover of the Winter 2014 issue!
The creator of Kindred is Amanda, of The Habit of Being. I have long followed her lovely blog. I count her as a mentor of sorts, even though she is far away and we've never met. As a homeschooling mama of five who also loves words and photography, I admire how she has followed her dreams to create Kindred.
She describes this publication on her website: "At Kindred we believe in the power of story to bring people together. We believe stories are written to be shared, to change people, to shape culture, to spark a desire to know and be known. It is in the creation and celebration of story in all its forms: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual that we celebrate home. In embracing the idea of home, we celebrate the messy, the meaningful, the people, and places we hold near and dear to our hearts."
I was impressed with the high quality and beautiful design of this full-color publication. If you're interested in a creative publication that features original writing and photography/art, I suggest you order a copy to enjoy.