Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Surprises on my WOYWW Wednesday.....

Well, I've had a good day, if you don't count an hour's worth of ironing!

I bought a cute new summer/spring sweater at a local boutique, received my order from Scarlett Lime, in the mail, and here it sits on my crowded work table.

IMG_0560 Inside were some rubber stamps I ordered.......

IMG_0562I took a few minutes to play with the roller and one of the stamps. FUN!  Can hardly wait to experiment some more with that "baby".

But, this was the big surprise.......also, in today's mail was my newest issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors and here is why I was surprised....

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In early 2010, I e-mailed Cloth, Paper, Scissors to ask permission to use the photo of a dog they had in one of their ads.  Which, they promptly gave me.  I did the collage, showed it at the art center I belong to and brought it home and hung it on the wall.  End of story!

Until a couple months ago, I got to thinking I should e-mail them a photo of the piece I did using their dog picture and send a little thank you, which I did.

So, I'm thumbing through my new magazine and what should appear on page 8?

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My art work and letter!  Here is the photo of my original art.......

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I had been inspired by a CPS article written by Lydia Bee to try the dog collage after I had done this collage of our cat.  Here's that piece.

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No matter what....it is a pretty big thrill to see your work in print, I was pleased and excited.  I have, also, had another photo in CPS.  It was of a piece of jewelry I made when I participated in a reader challenge "Pendant Swap".

Thanks Cloth, Paper, Scissors for the use of the photo and for publishing a your inspiring magazine.  I've gotten some great ideas from you!

Now, I'm off to join my friends at Julia's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and share my messy desk and exciting day with them.

32 comments:

Amy said...

get OUT. that is cool.
lucky you.
That is cool, man.
Xx,
Amy

Karen said...

What a thrill this is! I'm so happy for you, your work deserves to be seen by as many people as possible. Good for you.

Julie said...

This is exciting!!! Congratulations! I like both of your pieces shown here!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm incredibly impressed. You deserve the credit, too. Way to go! This is too cool.

Marjo said...

Wow, love the cat! Thanks for the peek and sharing,

Hugs, Marjo #18 Have a great WOYWW

Cathy said...

Fab desk, and love the new stash. Congrats on the article.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Sarpreet said...

wow! that is exciting, gorgeous work, lots of lovely goodies there, Happy WOYWW 99, Thank you for sharing your desk with us much appreciated it. A great desk. #31.

Andria said...

Wow - well done on getting published, lovely reward for your hard work. Both pieces of work are fantastic you're very talented.
Andria #29

Anne said...

CPS is one of my favourite mags too. Congrats on being published --love your collages .
Anne x

Helen said...

Well done you! Great things indeed on your desk this week.

okienurse said...

WTG! That is so exciting to just come across it like that. Very nice! Thanks for sharing. Vickie aka okienurse #37

sasa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! - wow you must be buzzing. Just fabulous - it looks great - funky and fun - great piece. Celebrate in style I say!
Thanks for the peek - enjoy your week!

Sarah at 8.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Great projects, and how cool was that they not only let you use the picture, but then printed you as well. Thats fantastic. Shaz #76

Marilyn Rock said...

I just got my issue! Congratulations and it is very exciting! Well deserving!

elle said...

Good for you. You have had a great day.

Angie said...

How exciting ...and unexpected ....which makes the pulication even better

Jane said...

Congratulations!! That is very exciting news. I bet you were very surprised when you opened the magazine!
Jane

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

THIS IS Soooooo WEIRD!!!! You will just have to visit my post. IRONING, MAGAZINE publishing. We must be twins.
Well done you.
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca x (38)

voodoo vixen said...

I don't think that feeling you get when you see something you did in print ever gets old, congratulations on the collage, love them both! Annette #5

DanielleP said...

Thanks so much for the peek at your workdesk today, and congrats on being in the magazine!
DanielleP

Chrissy said...

Congrats! How awesome!
Chrissy #106

Dragon said...

What a thrill for tou... That's fabulous... My mum used to call it casting your bread upon the water for it to come back... Have a greatnweek
Frankie
xx

RosC said...

That is really remarkable and just shows that what goes around, comes around - generosity begets generosity. And that cat is the grumpiest saxonphonist in the business. :-)
Ros. (90)

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there well done you being in print andlve the idea very unexpected makes it doubly very nice!!
thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x

Darcy said...

wow that is so cool, well done you! they are fabbby canvasses too.

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow - what a great surprise - nothing like being published - but to find it by surprise is too cool! Great collage piece by the way, love it! I'mn ot familiar with Scarlet Lime..another investigation I have to make!

Elizabeth said...

Such an exciting post - new goodies and getting your work published in the magazine all in one day! Love the two collages - and clever dog to master guitar lessons online :)Take care, Elizabeth x #108

Kezzy said...

Wow congrats bet you was well chuffed. I so love your new crafty stash, and the canvases are brill i can see why they added it to there magazine. Kezzy x

Tertia said...

That is great ! Congrats on being published. It remains one of my dreams to see my work in print. Looks like a fantastic new toy you got there, enjoy playing.
Happy belated WOYWW

Sandy Ang said...

Such cool artworks ! Love that sax playing cat.

Lori Randel said...

Wow, I thought I was already impressed and thrilled to have met you today and now I see that you are in CPS - WOW! And I LOVE your new stamps - jealous!