- Remember when getting the mail was fun?
- Wish your walk to the mailbox held more anticipation than is evoked by the non-stop stack of junk mail waiting to be shredded and recycled?
- Like (or LOVE) the idea of supporting regional artists and writers though one really sweet, easy, and affordable option?
"Heck yes!" you say? Then you're totally in luck (Happy New Year)! With a few clicks of a mouse, you can secure the utter excitement of real mail delivered straight to your mailbox. (Well, at least once a month, anyway.) Even better, you can feel great about doing it! Northeast Iowa is home to a fantastic new showcase for the region’s creative folk. Beautiful art and writing. Sent to your home. Every month.
In a word: Brilliant!
Created by local artist Jeanine Scheffert and local writer Cerrisa Snethen, Driftward Press makes getting the mail fun again! Their first issue is ready to print and set for distribution in February. With writing by Decorah's June Melby and art by Ames’ Peter Neel, it is sure to be a tremendous first showing of this new Decorah business.
Not only is Driftward Press 1.) serving as a means of getting affordable art and writing every month 2.) widening the exposure of regional artists and writers, and 3.) doing it with style; they offer a unique glimpse into each artist/writer’s process and history through interviews with each. In fact, the current interviews are already up and ready for you to check out.
Here’s the scoop: In exchange for delightful and surprising issues, you pay $12.99 per month. Subscribe for a year and you’ll get this smashing creativeness for a 10% discount. Interested in learning more? Check out their website at www.driftwardpress.com. It is gorgeous and includes information for artists and writers on how to submit work for inclusion in future issues.
If you are are bouncing in your seat and ready to sign up in time for their premier issue, take a shortcut to the Driftward Press subscription page here. Their first 100 subscribers will receive an autographed copy of the first issue.
Whether you get it to gift or keep, supporting Driftward Press will make your year more fun. Plus, supporting regional artists, writers, and small businesses makes you cool. Do it.
*Image Credit Jeanine Scheffert