I can't really begin to explain how excited I am about this, but I'll try.
I bought my first copy of Somerset Studio over 10 years ago whilst I was on vacation in Florida. As I flicked through the pages, my eyes were opened at the artwork, the articles and everything else. I'd never seen magazine publications like this and Cloth, Paper Scissors in the UK, and it was so good to see there were lots of creative people out there. The page that really struck me at the time was the call for submissions. I was really excited to see that they allowed you to send in artwork for possible publication. That was something I'd do. The possibility of seeing something I'd made in print was something to aim for.
But then, as often happens, life took over. My priorities switched to work and family and not so much making art. It's only in the last twelve months that I have actually gathered the courage to send art into publications or approach licensing agents, and yes of course I've not always been successful, BUT just lately, something seems to have switched and now I have. You can probably hear my squeals of excitement where you are.
These four mixed media canvases are the very first things that I made once I got back to art, and as it turned out, they fit the brief for a submission at the beginning of this year. And what do you know...
They got published!
(and of course they are OZ themed, my obsession with everything OZ still continues)
Sometimes, you just have to go for it and start to take steps to make things happen for you.
If you'd like to see them close up, you'll find them in the May/June issue of Somerset Studio.
Ok, I'll stop squealing now!