Saturday, April 14, 2012

Are you FOLK? And a giveaway!

Are you familiar with FOLK magazine?
I was excited when I heard about it before the first issue was even published. and I found that the magazine did not disappoint. I love my fav primitive magazines - where the homes are totally primitive. I look at them and dream. But I know that I could never live that way - I love my prims and the history they bring, but I also love my modern day conveniences and electronics.
I feel like FOLK has that same mentality - a love of history, stories and connection and at the same time have their eyes on the horizon towards the future and hope. It is amazing to see their twenty-something take on the world and their passion, focus and ideals. One of their missions is "Pledge 2 Shop Local" - I love this! You can take a look at a preview of their next issue by clicking here. You can see that it isn't just a home decor magazine, but features fashion, recipes, stories and music - a little bit of everything, just like life.
On my side bar, you may have noticed that I have been published in a few of their issues. When issue 3 arrived at my door, I had returned home from a long rough day at work. I had submitted a few photos for the issue and I wondered if one had made it in. When I opened the front cover, I found this:
Right on page one was a full page of my photo from one of my favorite places on earth - a little channel on the Chippewa Flowage near Hayward Wisconsin. Many of my favorite memories with my husband and sons were right in this very spot. It meant so much to me to see it immortalized.

FOLK also has a blog that you might want to go and take a peek - you can visit it here.
If you haven't already guessed, FOLK magazine has been kind enough to team up with me for April's monthly giveaway. This month's winner will receive a one year subscription to FOLK. As always I like to keep it open to everyone, so either comment on this post or send me an email to with "FOLK" in the subject line. And tell me - what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word "FOLK"?
I will use a random number generator to pick a winner on Friday night.
I'll leave you with a few of my favorite lines from the FOLK Manifesto:
"We take the road less traveled...
We are well versed in the terms "grubby," "primitive," "aged," and "make-do"...
And We try to always keep the little things in perspective and "Enjoy the ride".
We are FOLK."
Blessings, Patti


Shirlee said...

A lovely giveaway Patti! No need to enter me in the drawing ... I just wanted to say congratulations for having your photograph published!

susiedele said...

When I hear the word Folk I think of comfort. Like your favorite comphy chair. Friendly folk that bring you comfort and of course your favorite comfort food. Mine is mashed potatoes and homemade noodles. I would love to win that subscription. Thanks for the opportunity.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Hi Patti,
What a wonderful giveaway.
I would love to be entered.
Well, I guess the first thing to come to mind when I hear Folk is, of course, Folk Art. Talented people creating art from everyday things and simple materials. And I’m not sure why, but from there my mind travels to my childhood and going on vacation every summer with my grandparents to Branson, MO. and of course, Silver Dollar City. I remember all the handmade goodies and the areas where you could stand and watch them be created.
I guess I have always had a love for these types of things, even as a child.
Sorry, I’m babbling on a bit.
Congratulations on being published in the magazine issues.

Tammy said...

Thanks for the giveaway and congrats to you on getting published! The first thing I thought of when I saw "Folk" was the thought of genuinely good people living life to the fullest!

MartyG said...

When I heard the word Folk I immediately thought "People". Thanks for the fun giveaway. Marty

jonette said...

Folk makes me think of the warmth of kin and also of creativity.

Joan G said...

Hi Patti,

When I hear Folk I think of childhood..."We're going to visit the Folks". This always made me happy! Some quilted, some brought old furniture back to life and some just had stories that were wonderful. Most of the folks are gone now, but because of them I have a love and appreciation for all things old and realize I am carrying their traditions forward. That makes me happy!

Joanne said...

Thank you for "introducing" us to the new mag - I had not heard about it - will check out the blog and subscribe (if I do not win - LOL) Folk = Family, Friends, Home

BumbleBeeLane said...

You'll probly laugh but when I think of the word"Folk" I get the image of the old small town store with the old men sitting outside gossiping oh I mean talking serious stuff.LoL. Us kids saving up for a coke in a glass bottle and enjoying a lazy summer afternoon of playing with the "gang"..Congrats on getting published!~Amy

Linda said...

I would love to win a subscription to this magazine! So yes, please enter me in your giveaway (and thanks so much for doing this)!!

The first thing I think of when I see the word "folk" - is the reunions we used to have each year when I was growing up. All my kin-folk would come to it and it was sooo much fun. I miss those days!

Linda in VA

Pamela said...

Hi Patti! What a great giveaway! I have yet to find an issue of "Folk" in my area and had considered getting a subscription, but wanted to see an issue first. Anyway, when I think of "Folk", I think of folk art which includes primitive folk art. Thanks for sharing this magazine with me and congrats on your photograph being published.

Pat said...

Congrats. Family was the first thing that I thought of.

Ronnie said...

Love the giveaway,I have been wanting to see the magazines. When I think of Folk I think of family and homemade by a craftsman with a special talent. Also living life in a slower pace in a fast paced world. Wish I could visit the lovely place in WI.

Patrice said...

Please enter me. When I think of "folk" I think of country. I also think of folk art. I also think of local people or groups.

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Congratulations on getting your photo published! That spot probably hasn't changed much over the years and it's like getting a glimpse of the past. When I hear Folk it makes me think about simpler times, screen doors, the smell of something good baking and families spending time together talking. Thanks for this giveaway. ~Roberta

allcounty said...

Have not been able to find this magazine anywhere. Looks like it might just be a must. Would love to see a few inside pages.
Folk and country what could be better.

Karin E :)

Paula said...

Would love to be entered in the giveaway.
Thanks bunches!
Have a great spring day!

Sherry said...

The first thing that pops in my mind when I hear FOLK is SIMPLE. Simple folk are happy folk. Congratulations on the photo. It really is lovely and peaceful. I would to be a part of the FOLK family with a subscription!

saltandpepper said...

I think of country art and folk music when I hear the word folk.
Thanks for a chance to win a subscription to Folk Magazine. Loved the picture of the river near Hayward.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What comes to mind? Country, of course!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

When I see or hear the word "folk" I immediately think "Small town Americana." ♥
Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway, Patti. ♥

Cookie said...

what a wonderful gesture ... what generosity! When I hear FOLK, I think of my life growing up in rural Missouri. Our family was always together, the grandparents right down to all their grandchildren. 15 of us in the immediate family and we cousins grew up as close as siblings! thank you for such a wonderful stroll down memory lane :) And congrats on all your publishings! x0