Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I've Been Published!!

I am not one for crowing and blowing my own horn, BUT I am really EXCITED about this!!
I just got my complimentary copy of the October 08 issue of Haute handbags in the mail and it contains my very first Feature Article ever!!
I know that you can't read the article but if you happen to be in Border's Or Barnes and Noble you can pick up a copy and turn to page 16 and there it will be!! It appears int he first section of the magazine, titled Collage ,Paint and Paper. I created these two handbags using old textbooks. I removed the pages and used the cover boards as the structure for the purse. The article is basically a "How To' tutorial for creating a similar handbag. I think that the recycling aspect of this project really appealed to the editor.
I think that they did a fabulous job with the photo shoot! This horse themed purse is Becca's. I got the images to cover the book from a calendar and lined the purse with denim and added an inside pocket form a pair of her shorts that had some flowers stitched on it.

For this floral purse, I used floral tissue papers, book text in different languages and napkin tops for the first layer and then used copies of some of my floral photographs for the main images. The front and back of the purse display different flowers. I lined this purse with a heavy upolstery weight fabric and added vintage buttons to embellish and strengthen the strap connections.

I have several other article proposals 'out there' at the moment. Hopefully the editors will like the new ideas as much as they liked these ideas!! I will be sure and let you know!!

9 comments:

artisbliss said...

I think you should absolutely crow about this. How wonderful for you!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! What a great idea. Hopefully I can find the mag and pick up a copy. You are so talented!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Congratulations!!!! This is fantastic-now go celebrate!!!
chris p

Marilyn Rock said...

Congrats Elizabeth; this is very well deserved! Beautiful!

barbara burkard said...

omg!!!! OMG!!!! I'M SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! JUMP JUMP JUMPIN UP AND DOWN!!!! woo hooooooooo!!!

big hugz and love!

Artfully yours, Linda said...

Congrats Elizabeth! How exciting! I love all your work, it inspires me to always try new things.

Belinda said...

Hi Elizabeth wow congrats on being published, you should shout it from the rooftops. Beautiful work. Belinda

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

CONGRAT-you-lations Elizabeth!!!! I'll be certain to sit down and read your article right away!

BRAVO!!!

Dot said...

Wow!!! This is fantastic news Elizabeth! How exciting for you!
Dot xx

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