Thursday, October 30, 2008
Finding My Way Home--My first feature!!!!
Finally--it's arrived!! I have been waiting for this issue (November/December 2008 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors) like it was a marriage proposal..lol. On pins and needles because I new it was on the horizon, I just didn't know exactly when it would land in my lap. It's definitely a proud moment today, to say that I have in my hands my first ever article that I wrote, featuring three of my signature house series in my 'In The Village' collection! Cloth Paper Scissors is my favorite art magazine, so what a thrill to have this happen. It's amazing at how far I've come in just a little over a year!!
That's me--on page 40! Sharing good company with so many other talented people!
What a gorgeous cover--makes me want to get some hot cocoa and curl up by the fireplace next to the tree. If I had a fireplace or a tree right now, I'd be doing exactly that!
My sweet girl....looking to "Find Her Way Home"
This series is extremely important to me. With each and every piece completed, I realize more and more how important finding a community is to feeling centered. To belong, to feel secure, to plant your feet down on firm ground is all so very necessary before you move forward in achieving your dreams.
It's important to know where you came from in order to appreciate and understand where it is you need to go next.
What a discovery, and to think all of my wonderful friends I've met on this little blog have
been able to share this journey with me!!
Before my 15 minutes of fame end, I want to thank wholeheartedly my friend Nanette for helping me edit this article before I submitted-her advice and feedback helped me tremendously in organizing my thoughts. Thank you Nanette!
Also featured in this beautiful issue is a good friend of mine, Nancy Lefko who does gorgeous collages as well. Nancy's Tea for Two piece is a most fabulous piece and has a great feature in the issue. She is also a member of my Metsy team and one of 8 artists I'm working with on a special project. How wonderful it is to have such good company on this journey!!!
And Thank you dear readers, family, friends--for supporting me along the way! Next stop? Who knows but I can't wait to get there!
To see more photos--click here!
To visit my etsy shop--click here!
**Right now, I don't have these pieces back from the publisher, but if anyone is interested in them, please email me at johl3 at windstream dot net. I will be offering these lovely little mixed media paintings (6 x 6 on 1 1/2 inch canvas) in my etsy shop as soon as they arrive. I also have three other pieces featured in a local shop that match the group beautifully!
Thank you again--with love, Jodi ((((aka LUCY))))