Glorious Treats in Artful Blogging Magazine

I’ve been meaning to share this for over a month… but time just keeps clipping by!  Earlier this summer I received some extra fun mail… a beautiful issue of Artful Blogging Magazine, including a 6 page spread featuring Glorious Treats (me!).  As the title suggests, the magazine features blogs that are visually appealing, inspiring, and “artful”.  Artful Blogging has been on my “blog bucket list” for quite some time.   Needless to say, I was quite thrilled when I received an e-mail many months ago asking if I’d like to be featured!

Artful Blogging features blogs in many categories… from food, to home decor, fashion, to crafting and fine art.  Each feature is written by the Blogger, and focuses on how their site reflects their connection to and love of art.

Here is my article, as featured in Artful Blogging (Summer 2012)…

All of my life I’ve been considered artistic, but I never really considered myself an artist.  I have always had a passion for color and design, and loved crafts of all kinds,but I thought of an artist as someone who could draw or paint beautiful things.  Although I enjoyed  painting and drawing classes from childhood through college, I knew those areas of art were not where I shined.  As a child I dreamed of being a fashion designer or architect, then as an adult I fell in love with floral design.  I spent  8 years working as a floral designer, quitting my job when my second daughter was on her way.  I had thoroughly enjoyed my work as a floral designer, and immediately felt a need in my life for another creative outlet.  I signed up for a couple classes through my local parks and recreation department for “Gourmet cookie decorating”and “Gourmet cupcake decorating”.  The very first night of class I felt a light bulb go on over my head andI knew I had discovered my new creative passion,  edible art!  I threw myself into this new craft, buying books and searching the web for ideas and instructions.  As I began sharing my edible projects with family and friends their feedback was so encouraging.  I felt like I finally found my perfect art medium, food.

Shortly after taking those first cookie and cupcake decorating classes I began sharing photos of my baking projects on-line on Flickr.  Through Flickr I discovered artists around the world creating the most amazing edible masterpieces I’d ever seen.   This community of bakers were talented beyond words, but also generous and encouraging.  I have several friends still today that I first “met” on Flickr.  Overtime, as I continued sharing photos of my cookies, cupcakes, cakes and occasional crafts on Flickr I began receiving quite a few e-mails from Flickr contacts asking for recipes and tutorials on the creations I was posting.  I was happy to share my knowledge, as others had done for me.   After I while I found I was answering the same questions again and again.  I realized that a blog would be a great way for me to keep sharing my edible art, but also share the recipes and techniques I was using.   I spent a few months reading up on how to run a successful blog, and reading several beautiful and inspiring blogs.  In February of 2010 I published my first posts.  I knew that blogging would require quite a time commitment, but I was determined to build a site I could be proud of and a site that would become a great resource for my readers.

Since those early posts I have learned a lot about blogging, and a lot about myself.  I’ve discovered that blogging can be both a demanding and rewarding job (I’m using the word job here very loosely).  Blogging can include some fun perks, whether it is a box of baking supplies to “sample” or the opportunity to create friendships with creative women around the world.  Blogging pushes me to transform simple ingredients and supplies into something extraordinary.   And blogging constantly challenges me to grow as a baker, a photographer, a writer and a business woman.

Blogging has become a bigger part of my life than I ever imagined.  I love having a place in the world (even if it’s only a “virtual”place) where I can share my love for art, color and design,  all through beautiful food!  My nightstand is often piled high with cookbooks, and I find inspiration for new projects everywhere I go.  A beautiful color can spark an idea for a whole dessert display, and a fun pattern is almost immediately turned into acookie in my mind.  I will always have a deep love for art in many forms but have found such joy in discovering an artform that people can enjoy not only with their eyes, but also with their mouths.

~By Glory Albin, as featured in Artful Blogging (summer 2012)

Each of the images included in the article are from previous blog posts.  If you’ve missed any of them, here’s a quick reference list…

First layout-  Pina Colada Cupcakes, S’mores Cupcakes, Fudge Mint Brownies, Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes in a Jar.

Second layout-  S’mores Decorated Cookies, Maple Mini Doughnuts, S’mores Pops, Black and White Halloween Table, S’mores Rice Krispies Treats.

Third layout-  Cupcake Liners, Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes, Pink Ombre Swirl Cake.

Artful Blogging can be purchased on-line, and is also sold at major craft stores.

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37 Responses to “Glorious Treats in Artful Blogging Magazine”

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    Donna of Carroll's Cookies n Crumbs — July 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Your feature in this publication is well-deserved. Congrats! I am sure there will be many more to follow. You are very talented and a treasure for sharing your gift with others.

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    ko — July 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    What a wonderful feature! You must have been thrilled :)

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    susie — July 5, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    What a great article. It was such a pleasure to meet you at Spring Fling and put a person with the amazing things I have admired online. You are a great inspirational story about following your heart….

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    Kelley — July 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    What a terrific article! Congratulations on being recognized for your talents.

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    ellenbcookery — July 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Congratulations! Very well deserved. I love your blog and follow faithfully!

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    Cecilia Midgette — July 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Wow! This is so great! And your article is very well written. I’m so proud of you! I also want to know how I missed the blog when you made those super cute donuts??? Love you!

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    Carmen — July 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Congrats from the south of Spain !!!
    I follow your blog since last summer,.All i can say is that you rock !!!!!!,all your works are beautiful,and the pictures awesome!!!!
    You deserve more articles,

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    Jackie @ Just Add Milk — July 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Congrats Glory!!! As a faithful follower, all I can say is, “Thank you for inspiring us to make beautiful and delicious treats for others!!!” Well-deserved!!! I am always in awe by you and inspired to make others smile as much as you make me smile!!!!

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    Jackie Lee — July 5, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Woo-hoo! I am constantly motivated by YOUR passion for sweet food and photography, and pakaging. Thank you Glory- I’ m gonna have to go out –and get the magazine.
    -Jackie Lee

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    Lissa (Bellenza) — July 6, 2012 at 1:26 am

    What a fabulous showcase of your baking talent! Totally well-deserved!

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    vannie — July 6, 2012 at 5:01 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! You definitely deserve the recognition =) you’re so talented and creative.

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    Joy Adams — July 6, 2012 at 5:35 am

    So cool. Congratulations. I would love a copy of this magizine, Where can I get it.

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    Joy Adams — July 6, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Never mind. I just went back and read the whole post and now I know where to get the magizine. Thanks.

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    ThisBakerGirlBlogs — July 6, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Congratulations! The spread looks great and you so deserve it! :)

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    Nancy — July 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    You are such an inspiration, love your food art! I am with you, on it being hard to call yourself an artist, I actually have been trying to convince my artist friends, who are crafty in so many ways, to call themselves artists. Our art, in the form of food or crafts, is art for all people, as you don’t have to be rich to enjoy a bite of it! :) Congrats on the article, so happy for you!

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    Heather — July 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your love & talent with us! You are an inspiration. Congratulations!

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    Judy — July 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and an constantly amazed at your creativity. You ARE an artist. Congratulations and keep it coming!

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    Cookie Friend (Diane) — July 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    You have inspired so many people through your blog, it’s nice to see you receive this well deserved recognition.

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    Carrie's Creations — July 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    congrats!! beautiful and heartfelt article.

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    That’s awesome!! Congratulations!

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    Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more — July 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    congratulations! That is amazing, and my favorite mint brownies are there, so it is perfect!

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    The Partiologist — July 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    How exciting for you! Your photos are so beautiful it was just a matter of time before someone wanted to publish your work! Next up…Book Deal??

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    Tesei — July 6, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Glory, this post makes me want to get a copy of that magazine! I’m so happy and glad you wrote that article, you deserve many more. I guess this is just one of many success stories you’ll have, you do a great job with your blog, congratulations!!!

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    Julie — July 7, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Congrats, Glory! I absolutely love your blog, not only are your recipes wonderful, but your photography is stunning, too! Can’t wait for you to write a book, it would definitely have a place on my cookbook shelf! :)

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    Sarah @ Klickitat Street — July 7, 2012 at 3:56 am

    What a beautiful spread! Your blog is truly an inspiration in so many ways!

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    inma — July 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm


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    Lisa — July 8, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Congrats Glory, that is so wonderful!!! You have such a wonderful talent at what you do, I have long admired your meticulous detail and perfection. Thanks for always sharing and inspiring others!

    • Glory replied: — July 8th, 2012 @ 6:17 am

      Hi Lisa! Always great to hear from you =) Thanks so much for your sweet comments! <3

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    Cristin (Pinkie) of Cristin's Cookies — July 8, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Congratulations Glory! How exciting! Your creations and photography and color style are always perfect, so this was well-deserving!

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    maryann — July 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Oh Glory! Congratulations! Please pass the tissues – I’m tearing up with pride and happiness for you! So beautifully written and such beautiful photo collages! You inspire me every day and I feel honored to call you a friend! Keep up the fabulous work! I love seeing things like this and saying “I know her!”

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    Paula — July 10, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Sincere congratulations on being featured in Artful Blogging. Your article was lovely to read and beautiful to look at. How exciting for your to have been given a six page spread and how very rewarding for all the hours of hard work you have dedicated to your blog and your readers. Much continued success to you :)

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    lorrie albin — July 12, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Thank you for showing us your expanding business. It was very informative. Thanks for the zuch’s.

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    Sue {munchkin munchies} — July 12, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Six page spread? WOW! I would have shouted it from the rooftop right away:; CONGRATS! It’s wonderful!

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    The BearFoot Baker — July 14, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Congrats Glory!!! I knew you would be in a magazine someday!!! You are awesome!

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    Deborah — July 20, 2012 at 2:28 am

    My new favorite dessert is your Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes and American Buttercream Frosting. I’ve already made them several times and the compliments keeping pouring in. On co-worker referred to them as “cupcake nirvana” :)

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    Lior — July 29, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Congratulations from far away Israel….
    i love your blog so much!!

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