Saturday, January 26, 2008

I'm a Published Artist!!!

First of all, I'm feeling somewhat better although I did have a bit of a set-back. HB and I went grocery shopping on Saturday and I think I over-did it. When I got home I didn't even have enough energy to make myself something to eat....but my sweetie took over and made me rest, fixed me some food, and put away the groceries.

Then he went down to the mailbox and when he came back I got the surprise of my life! Last year I had been contacted by Stampington regarding the drawing I did for the Bloglandia Ball. They said it was one of the photos being considered for the story and if they used it they would send me a complimentary issue of the magazine.

Yep!! I received my issue in yesterday's mail! They included my art deco lady in the article! I'm still walking around in a daze over this. I know you all probably think I'm nuts but this is BIG TIME for me. I want to thank Elizabeth for coming up with the idea for the ball because without that I wouldn't be in the magazine! Here is the front of the magazine....

And here's the page where my gal appears....

That's just a paperweight on the corner. It's not easy taking a photo of something from a brand new magazine. It didn't want to lay open for me. If I didn't look such a wreck from being sick I would have held it up way!! And just in case you can't remember, here is my gal that went to the ball....

The only slight problem with this whole thing is with the credits. They have incorrectly said my picture appears on page 131 when in fact it's on page someone else's credits are messed up too. But I'm in there and I'm thrilled beyond words can explain.


  1. Congratulations! You must be thrilled :)
    Sorry to hear you've been sick. Hope you're feeling better very soon.

  2. Congratulations! YEA! I am so happy for you!!! It is great!!!!

  3. Congratulations! clap clap calp. I can't wait to see you in the glossy print. Your bloglandia gown was stunning.

  4. SUPER NEWS! I'm thrilled to have such a famous friend. Now you should submit those black trees. They are superfantastic and someone should publish pics of them.

  5. WOW!

    Congrats, Janet!!

    You have every right to be thrilled and proud! :)


  6. Congratulations my friend it's nice to see that I have such a clever friend.

  7. Janet, I am away for a couple of days and look at you....Congratulation! I am smiling and I can't wait to buy the book. I will be off to Barns & Noble. I know you aren't well yet, so please relax and enjoy the moment. I am so proud for you. Gosh, this is great!
    Be well, Love, Mary

  8. janet,

    Wow I am impressed girl. That is such awesome news. I am going to have to order a copy now for sure.


  9. Congrats! How exciting for you!


  10. OMG, I am over the moon for exciting is that!! I can't wait until the issue comes out on the 1st.

    I'm sorry you've been sick and please don't over do it. Something is going around that isn't pretty!


  11. Congratulations! You are good at keeping secrets! Now you can't ever say that you are not talented and that what you do is not art. I can't wait to see it in print!

  12. Wow this is wonderful news Janet. Congrats! Yay!

    I'm sorry that you have been feeling sick.....sending you hugs!

    Love, Violette

  13. You can't even know how thrilled I am for you! So exciting... I certainly see why it was full of movement and beauty! Adore the colors too!! I hope that boosts your confidence....even though I know artists are the hardest on themselves. Wonderful news thanks for sharing!

    Love and hugs

  14. Congratulations! This is truly wonderful news indeed!
    Glad you're feeling better.

  15. Congratulations! In no way do I think anyone would think your strange for being in a daze. This is super exciting!! She is just beautiful too!

    Hugs! Nancy

  16. Fantastic Janet!!!! That it so cool!!! Congratulations!!! I will definately buy a copy of this!!! Yeah!!!

  17. Congratulations! WOOHOOOOO!
    That is truly marvellous, and I am very happy for you!
    Your lady is amazing.
    I told you, you are a great artist, I told you so.

  18. That is so cool! Congratulations to you!

  19. I'm sure you are overdoing. This is a bad bug and drags you out for along time.

    Wow! A published artist. Now, do you deserve the name 'artist?' Congrats!

  20. Congratulations!!! Yee Haw and Woo Hoo!

    What a wonderful accomplishment. You couldn't have had a better get well elixir.

    So proud to say I know you!!!

    I wasn't going to buy any other Artful Blogger magazine but I will certainly buy this one.


  21. Congrats Janet! Yippeeee!!!!! Yeaaa! Now, get down from that ceiling fan and take a bow! LOL That is wonderful and I'm so happy for you! :) xoxoxoxoxo

  22. Congrats congrats congrats!!
    It's a beautiful piece!

  23. WOW!!! How very exciting!!!! That is so much fun!! I'm running out and getting me a copy of that. Oh, and so glad you're feeling better. So glad the hub is taking care of you now. Awwwwwww. Congrats on your published work! Woooooohooooo!! xoxo

  24. This is so exciting Janet. Wow! Contrats above and beyond the word. You do so deserve this and so much more. I hope the right person sees it and things take off for you. I'm smiling at the puter screen Janet at the thought of how exciting it must have been for you to just KNOW!

    Sorry you've been sick, sounds like what my daughter had.

    Oh and yes I knew you'd be first and I knew you'd like the Lovely Lady card I drew.

  25. Wow Janet, how proud you must feel!!! Published !!!
    I havent bought the Artful Blogger, but am certainly going to now.
    Cheers to you!

  26. Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you. Ooooh now I have to get my hands on that magazine. I got the last one and just loved it.

    I love that drawing, too.

    I'm going to buy the mag and then walk around telling everyone I know you. :)

    I hope you feel all better soon.

  27. Kudos to you on being published. The lady is very impressive-so regal looking.

  28. And to think, I can say, "oh I knew
    her when" and now I have to figure out how to get a copy of that rag..
    I mean since I live in no-where-ville. Glad you have a sweetie like
    HB to take care of you.
    Hope this leads to even bigger and greater things, Yeah!! BE BLESSED,
    you truly are.

  29. Janet I am so excited for you - Congratulations, now your own unique style is being appreciated in a new medium.

  30. WAHOOOO Janet!!!! That is WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!! I know you needed some cheering up, and what a great surprise!!! BIG looks awesome. Now I'll have to run out this week and buy a copy!

  31. Finally!! People everywhere now know how talented and juicy wonderful your art is!!!
    BIG congraddies!!
    Peace and Love, Kai xx

  32. tinker1:13 PM

    Oh WOW!!! Congratulations, Janet!!!!
    I am so excited for you - even though this is days late - it's new news to me! What a truly thrilling experience for you to see your art published in a magazine - see we TOLD you, you're an artist, lol - now do you believe? HIGH FIVE - Woo-hoo!!

  33. oh that is FABULOUS!!!! Well done and WELL DESERVED! Hope you are feeling much better by now... I am playing catch up again!

  34. O! BOY O! BOY!!! I noticed YOU changed your comment photo and now I read this fabulous gal is published!!! WOOT! Congratulations! Janet!!!!This is GREAT news! I might just have to order this one!

  35. I am so far behind with your blog Janet!! This is so exciting and well deserved. I have bought the first issue of Artful Blogging (and loved it) so must buy this.

    Well done you!! Isn't blogging wonderful?

  36. P.S And I am thrilled to see so many people commenting on yhour blog too xoxoxo

  37. P.S Hope you are feeling much better too xoxo

  38. From one lavender loving artist to another,
    WOW! Congratulations!

    Your lovely drawing reminds me how much I love to dance with Gem, besides it being green! :D

    I'm glad I found you again. My blog decombusted into cyberspace, but I saved some email and found your delightful "Happy Birthday- came out of lurking" comment to me!
    I'm glad I did so I could visit you and join here for Way to Go!!!
    {**} Green-Eyed Lady aka "Gel"

  39. This is so cool! Congratulations! It's like I know someone famous:-) Your glamour girl looks fabulous in the magazine!

  40. Ah Janet, I'm just totally STOKED for you. Awesome. Now I will have to go out and buy that copy. I love having mags that my friends have been published in, especially when it is so random and unsought after. Congratulations!!


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