YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS IN THE ARMY we used to joke about how often our orders amounted to "hurry up and wait." After being rudely awakened before sunrise, we were hurried through drills, rushed through breakfast, told to "march, march, march"...only to sit around waiting for transport or an instructor once we reached our destination. The preparation of each new issue of MCAM also has a "hurry up and wait" feel. During the production cycle we are rushing and hustling, and then comes the dreaded wait for the new issue to get into your hands, so we can find how you like our brand new"baby."
This is a very special issue, our biggest and best to date in celebration of MCAM's 4th birthday! We have a Readers' Challenge for you on the last page, with a prize of a massive 2 kg of Goldie Bronze,
thanks to Waldo of Goldie Clays! In our article about the"Links in the Chain", a charitable fundraising project in association with PMC Connection, 11 artists made bracelets from PMC Sterling to raise money for charities. I hope you will be inspired by these bracelets and the work done by the charities that will benefit from their sale.
This issue of MCAM is packed with great articles and projects, too many to mention. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it, and we're dying to hear what you think of it!
Thank you for your continued support and please enjoy this issue!