I have never been much of a goal oriented person.
Here is the cover for January 2009. And the necklace "Anew Leaf" also included.
I still have to pinch myself that it really happened.
I have so enjoyed working with every person I have "met" at through this experience, trading emails with recognizable editors and names in the beading world. And through this blog I have even made contact with other jewelry designers like Stacey at Star Hitched Wagon, a truly gifted artist. All of this has given me the confidence to branch out and try other avenues to have my work published. If they like what they see, perhaps I am on the right path after all.
Shortly after winning the cover spot, I was contacted by the editor of Stringing. This was one of the first publications I ever subscribed to. It seems that she had seen a picture (really bad, I might add) of a piece called "Frost Blossom" and thought it would be great for the Winter 2008 issue. Would I send it? Just tell me where. I am thrilled that I am a part of this magazine as well. And now I know that sometimes turning 40 is a good thing.
A dream that is wild will not come true unless you are willing to first believe in that dream enough to roll up your sleeves and take action to make it come true.
- To be published once per month whether in a magazine, book or online gallery.
- To donate a work of wearable art once per month to a charitable organization I believe in.
And the belief in a thing makes it happen."
~Frank Lloyd Wright
Enjoy the day!