It feels like I had a dream once…that I could….start a magazine!
But W-A-I-T!! It wasn’t a dream!
Oh my gosh no…it was reality! I poured my heart and soul into this project and called that baby – Vero Home Life & Design.
I am just now recovering, oh a mere 2 years later from all the unintended side effects of this Monster project. Mind you, while I took on the responsibility of a magazine that was published five times a year (what the heck was I thinking?) I also continued my full-time job as an interior designer!!
I really, really, really loved the magazine and the concept I had for the project. I loved photo styling, I loved the magazine layout design and I loved creating an editorial calendar.
The list of what I didn’t love was a long one and Way too much to list here.
There were SO many unexpected occurrences that when I finally gave it up – a hard thing to do – admit defeat! I literally had to put every piece of the magazine away – out of sight, mind and thought…just to continue life as a functioning human being.
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Now, here I am – 2 years later and toying with the idea of resurrecting VHL&D.
Believe me, I have learned my lessons and will not do things the same way.
I was recently able to pull out an old issue of VHL&D, flip through it and realize I am pretty darn proud of what I created! Proud enough, to even consider, what I Never in a million years thought I would consider.
We’ll see how it evolves, but I am cracking open the thought.
In the meantime, here are just a few of the covers from past issues. Some are of my work, and all but one I was photo stylist for. Memories, the good, the bad and the ugly! Nothing ugly here!
You can still visit VHL&D online here
Forgive me – the site is a Mess! But with hope and allot of work I may be able to fix it. Stay Tuned!