"The model/lady is Amanda Rootsey," says Peppermint editor Kelley Sheenan of her autumn issue cover girl. "Her hair/bird is drawn by Kelly Thompson. Amanda had cancer at the time and no hair but still wanted to go ahead, so we decided on a mixed media image to make it happen for her. Amanda also did a lot with the Queensland floods, donating time and food to help feed many hundreds of people, which was nice seeing as we had the Baked Relief/floods feature. The result is gorgeous (so we think anyway!)."
We think so too! And the goodness doesn't stop with the cover: the magazine, produced in Brisbane, has fashion spreads devoted to Akira Isogawa and Laura Ashley/People Tree, dessert creator Skye Craig, human rights activist/Operation Angel founder Jacqueline Pascal, Baked Relief's Danielle Crismani, Janet E Leach's firt-hand account of the Brisbane floods, Dr David Suzuki, Ink & Spindle's Lara Cameron in her home, bunny illustrations, sweet, girlie fashions and a spread on coffee. It's pretty, its paper smells nice and the content's rather wholesome. Good read, good deed.
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