Friday, November 20, 2009

A FABULOUS Mail Day !!!!!!

Well it all started on Wednesday at about noon. Tom was just home from his trip to Florida, where he had been teaching for the Coast Guard. He walked in the door with the days mail. I asked if there was any mail for me, fully expecting his answer to be: No, just junk. Instead he said You got two things." HTe first was a lab report from the Dr.- big deal. But the second was The New Issue of Art Quilting Studio Magazine!!!!!
As soon as I saw what it was I started jumping up and down and hooting and hollering. Tom just stood there thinking ,"Well this is it, She has Finally lost it."
Do you know what it means when you get an advance copy of a magazine??? I am sure that many of you do as many of you have also been published. It means that some of your very own work has been published in that issue!!! I had almost completely forgotten what this piece looked like as I has submitted it back in January!!!!
Well here it is!!!

( A right click on all photos will give you a close up view!)
This piece is approximately 9 inches wide and 14 inches long and fits nicely in the middle of a door. I began by sunprinting some of my garden flowers ( Brown Eyed Susan's )and grasses onto a piece of cotton and then stitched around the bleached areas. (all except the images left by the dill seed head and the dill weed foliage. I beaded the seed head with sparkly silver beads and just left the foliage as is.)


After stitching I painted the flowers and grasses using Twinkling H2O Watercolor paints. I then added beads to the flower centers and in specail places along the grasses. I did the border with sari silk ribbon that I stitched around the center using Toho Matte finish seed beads.

I am thrilled with the job that the folks at Stampington did with my piece! It got a page of It's very Own. Getting a piece published is so much more awesome than selling work, not that I don't really appreciate when people like my work enough to spend money for it. But there is something really inspiring and UBER VALIDATING about getting work published!!!


This second issue of this new Magazine is wonderful and I strongly reccommend that all interested in Art Quilts check it out!!!!

23 comments:

Julie said...

Congratulations to you! The cover looks amazing..can't wait to see what's inside!

Lisa said...

A well deserved congratulations Elizabeth.. your piece is just breathtaking!

btw.. my book is New Zealand bound so think positive thoughts! :)

DanaSmith said...

That is just awesome!! Congratulations!

Chris said...

Oh Eliz you must be so excited, how wonderful to have a piece of your work published. Well done. I will have to check out this magazine its not one we have here.
Love Chris

Pat Winter said...

Great project. Congrats!!!! Now I must get the mag because you are in it! Good thing I have another coupon from Barnes!!! :-)
Hugs,Pat

Martha Lever said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! It is so beautiful!!!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

I am so happy for you! That piece is gorgeous!

Beth M said...

Congratulations Elizabeth!!! How exciting for you! I love the colors in your piece.

Marilyn Rock said...

Elizabeth! I'm jumpin' around here for you! Congratulations on the publication. This is a beautiful piece that deserves to be seen by all! Wonderful! xxoo

martha brown said...

WooHoo -- Congratulations! What I don't understand is the difference between Sew Somerset and ArtQuilting Studio. They come out at the same time! My SEw Somerset should be here any day now. And you know what that means! I'll be joining you in your happy dance, lol!

Patti G. said...

Elizabeth,
In my mind.....you have been published forever! It was just a matter of time girlfriend, as SO MUCH of what you create should be shared with others in print. All of it is glorious and I am soooooo tickled for you sweetpea!!!!!!!!!!!!
From another one of your fan club members oxoxoxoxoxo
Hugs,Patti

Deborah said...

Congratulations! It's is a beautiful piece!

Diane said...

Congratulations, Elizabeth! I'll look for this on the newstands!

Diane

Jacky said...

Congratulations Elizabeth... it must feel amazing to see your work published (and Somerset are such wonderful magazines!!!). Clever you. This piece if gorgeous.

Jacky xox

p.s. did the package ever arrive with the fashion couple and your tree flag?

Dotti said...

I am so excited for you Elizabeth! Hope there are many more publishings down the road! By the way...I used Warm & Natural cotton batting in my going batty blog. I had lots of scraps left from quilting!

Createology said...

Congratulations on being published. I for one am still trying to experience such a feeling. Your art quilt is gorgeous. Well done! :o)

Artfully yours, Linda said...

Congrats to you! How exciting and such a beautiful piece. Looks like a great magazine. I'm definately going to look for it.

Martha Lever said...

Hi Elizabeth!! Thanks so much for your comment. I would love to teach a class on backgrounds but I think it probably would just be a rehash of all the techniques that I have learned from other wonderful artists out there in blogland. Maybe I will just do a Youtube. But thanks!!!

Leslie Brier, Brier Design Studio said...

Yay! I am so excited for you! Jumping up and down excited! I will definitely get a copy of the magazine. You'll have to autograph it for me! Woo hooo!
L

Ruth said...

Way to go!! Your piece is lovely.

Michelle said...

how exciting! congratulations, it's gorgeous and it looks fantastic on the page. I'll be on the lookout for it!

TracyB said...

First I have to say I just LOVE those greens (which you knew I'd say)!! :)

Secondly huge Congrats!! I submitted something to Stampington's Green Craft Mag back in September for their January issue & haven't heard a word yet whether it was accepted or not & it's killing me!

So maybe no news is possibly good news?

Love looking thru art mags & telling the DH, hey I know that artist!! :)

Congrats!!

Judy said...

How very terrific!!!!! I'm so proud of you and so happy for you! And your piece is very lovely!

xo

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