We are delighted to welcome two cherished contributors to our pages for 2019. Writer-in-Residence Carol Rizzoli, author of The House at Royal Oak, returns nearly a decade after her first tenure with Victoria. Artist-in-Residence Stephanie Monahan, whose atelier we featured last winter, also joins us for a year of hand-crafted inspiration.
As a publications editor at the National Gallery of Art, Carol created The Artist’s Table and edited a book for young readers, The Nine-Ton Cat: Behind the Scenes at an Art Museum. Previously, she served on the staff of The Washington Post as a book editor and feature writer. Currently, Carol is completing a children’s book and is a consultant to the cooking website, thefivedollarfoodie.com. Away from the desk and kitchen, she enjoys playing violin and performs with several chamber music ensembles.
Stephanie Monahan’s atelier brims with the makings for romantic keepsakes. Collecting ephemera blossomed into a cottage industry for the artisan and proprietress, who masterfully blends nostalgic images with fragments of typography and script to design stationery and other wares. Under the umbrella of Samplers Country, her wholesale company Monahan Papers produces a wide array of merchandise that bears the indelible imprint of heritage.
Find Carol Rizzoli’s essays and Stephanie Monahan’s creative projects in 2019 issues of Victoria magazine, available on newsstands and at Victoriamag.com.