I'M IN IT!!!
yepper, somerset studio's artful blogging, spring 2008 (on sale feb 1st) has a fantastic article about last september's bloglandia ball event, devised and hosted by elizabeth bunsen of be...dream...play, and one of the "ballgowns" included in the article is mine!
i got an email last fall, requesting my gown. they asked for a high resolution photograph, my blog's URL, and my thoughts about the ball. of course i was *thrilled* to send all of the above. they said if they used my artwork i would receive a copy of the magazine when it came out. i was very excited, but didn't put too much time into thinking about whether i would really wind up *in* the magazine. as far as i was concerned it was enough to be asked!
in the course of emailing the managing editor, staci dumoski, with my stuff, she also mentioned a feature they were planning about blog headers. did i have a high-res copy cf mine? would i send it to her? could they use it? yes, yes, and YES--no problem! of course, i assume that publications routinely ask for more samples than they need in order to have choices when it comes to putting their magazine together, and not everything requested gets published. i sent in my stuff, walked around with a big giant head for about a week...and made myself forget all about it.
and then yesterday a copy of artful blogging arrived in my mailbox:
they used my ballgown!
they used a quote!
they used my header!!!
HOW COOL IS THAT??!!!
aside from the thrill of being IN it...maybe the best part is:
this is a REALLY cool magazine!
it seems like there is something magnificently beautiful and completely original on every single page! photos, illustrations, paintings, collages, scrapbook pages, quilts, jewelry...not to mention the writing! i want to read the whole thing...and then find every blog mentioned!
so i think i will sign off now and do just that!
ciao from the world's newest and most excited