Monday, December 28

I'm a Cover Girl!

It looks like Ellen's not the only cover girl in town!  I hope you'll allow me a minute to share my excitement...
When I got the call letting me know (well, ok... so it was an e-mail) I literally screamed out loud! When I read Jenny's words that I was/am the cover artist for the January/February issue of Somerset Studios, I couldn't believe it. I don't think I've ever even thought about that before... but I can tell you for sure, I like it! A lot!!
Myself and four other artists had put together an altered book for Stampington's aubergine call. These were all women who had asked me to think of them if I ever planned another collaborative piece. A few years ago when I was new to the idea of collaboratives, I had no idea where to start or how to get involved. It seemed like something others did, something out of reach for myself. So now when I hear from those who feel the same way, I can't help but come up with a project for us to do.
We were all thrilled when we learned our piece was picked up by Stampington, but we never imagined our book would end up on the cover of the magazine! Thanks so much to Jenny for this wonderful honor!! (I'll share more about that ambitious Jenny in the coming days, she's up to something awesome! ) Since there isn't room to show the work of everyone in print, please let me share their pages with you here...
I built each book, and started the covers so that everyone could finish theirs off in whatever way they chose.
The artists....

Sue McPherson's work...
and lastly Ada Pringle's little book on the back of Judy's page... I'm sorry these last two ladies don't have an online presence.
I can't think of a better way to end this year, and kick off the next one. I hope this shows you that sometimes when we think something is beyond our reach, it's really not that far off. And sometimes things we weren't even looking for appear before our eyes!
Happy New Year, may 2010 be wonderful to us all!
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