Great news! I’m getting published!

Well, this is some unexpected and happy news…  A few days ago I received an email from the folks at Somerset Studio® that they have chosen some of my artwork for an article in their Somerset Studio Gallery™ special issue this coming December.

I had about given up all hope of them publishing my artwork, it had been so long since I submitted it.  I’ve learned to deal with rejection when I started submitting artwork for publication.  I realize that not everyone is going to like my art.

But I am so very very happy that they chose my work to put in their magazine.  I have had a doll published in Art Doll Quarterly™, but it was in a grouping with other artists.  This will be the first article just about me.

So they gave me a deadline of the 26th to send them the electronic version of my article.  I already have a saved copy of the article that I had submitted, but I need to go back over it and re-write it to their format.  So I have a bit of work to do.

This is very exciting for me, I just had to share!

Published in: on June 7, 2009 at 9:22 pm  Comments (4)  

Welcome Baby Makayla Ann and Thanks to Post Mortem Paranoid Posters

Makayla Ann

Makayla Ann

Little Miss Makayla Ann arrived on Cinco de Mayo.  She was 7 lbs, 15 oz, 20 3/4 inches long.  She is the apple of her Mommy & Daddy’s eyes!

In the weeks (okay, Months) leading up to Makayla’s birth I really didn’t feel like going on line at all.  My blog sat idle, emails sat unanswered… I was really in a funk.

Also during this time, my friends at the Ravelry group Post Mortem and Paranoid Posters (a group of folks who feel that they have the knack to kill a discussion just by posting in the thread) were busy creating a special surprise to welcome Makayla into the world.  Several of the ladies were secretly making hand knit and hand crochet baby items for us.

The truly silly thing is that I knew all about this covert operation, but had no clue that it was for me!  I even signed up to make something prior to going into hibernation.  Aparently, everyone was in on the secret but me.  I was given a fake name and the whole thing was openly discussed in one of the threads.  All this time, I had no idea.

Girls 038This past weekend, a rather large package arrived on my doorstep.  Inside was the most beautiful baby items… sweaters, bibs, blankets, hats, booties, toys, etc!!  It warmed my heart and made me cry tears of joy. Pictures will be posted soon.

So thank you very much to my fellow thread killers at PM&PP!!