This issue has an article that definitely has me thinking about possibilities: "Face Time". Myrna Wacknov explores mixed media-and her own features- in a series of powerful self-portraits. I've been gathering up some selfies to work with over the past couple of months and even if you don't incorporate mixed media, this project would be fun to do in watercolor or inks.
Other articles include "Burned Tree Bark" by Suze Woolf. I found the photos and her process to be very interesting. I would probably never venture into a burned out forest to retrieve burnt bark, but the textures are amazing.
There are a few more articles I need to get back to reading, "Studio Staples" Discover 6 paint mediums that can add impact to your work by Jessica Canterbury and "Watercolor Essentials" Learn how 7 artists employ the elements of design by Beth Williams.