I am so thrilled to tell you several new and exciting things! I have my new copy of Where Women Create and I am thrilled to be in the May issue along with my good friend Karen Valentine and Elizabeth Maxson who I admire so much and is on the cover.
It is a lovely issue and I want to tell you a bit about the process of how I came to be in such a wonderful magazine. Jo Packham the chief editor was looking in the Chicago area to photograph some places for WWC and I was recommended by KC Willis. She was kind enough to point out my blog to her and Jo emailed me and asked if she could shoot my shop and studio. I said no problem... Jo, her assistant and Dana who did the photography came last July and spent the day with me. We instantly clicked and had so much fun laughing and talking. I felt at ease the minute they got here but before they came I spent day and night cleaning and rearranging the shop and my studio. I only had two weeks so nothing major was done...my husband was thankful for that.
I want to tell you that this is one of the rare magazines that truly encourages women in their art and business. Everything about each article is a true reflection of the artist. I chose the colors of my feature, the font, the pictures, the background and you can even write your own article if you wish to. I chose not to and I was interviewed by the lovely Sandra Evertson. I have met so many wonderful woman through this experience and I feel so grateful for having this opportunity to express myself. I have been truly blessed just by meeting and getting to know these lovely women associated with this great magazine. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Now I have an exciting announcement
I have been working with Karen at Valentine Design on a new BlogShop...
I have had my website all along but I wanted something where the pictures popped and it has the feel of a blog. I think it is more personal and more like walking into my shop. So tonight I am opening
I will be putting new things up daily and I am still listing so there is more to come. And... a big give away to celebrate my new Shop opening!
Poor Karen has spent hours on the phone with me problem solving but she is terrific. All I had to do was give her some of my ideas and she put them into reality... and quickly I might add. She has the ability to read people and their style which is a rare talent.
Thank you Karen for all your hard work and patience.
If you want to freshen up your blog or design a new one please visit her new blog Valentine design you will be happy you did.
(Did that just sound like a paid announcement) ha
Wishing you a great evening. Thanks so much for stopping by and I always love hearing from you!