I am so thrilled and honored to announce that my 2010-11 journal is featured in the summer issue of Art Journaling Magazine!!
Way back in Jan. of 2010 I wrote out my artistic goals for the year and the very last goal was to submit my book to Somerset for consideration. I truly took a leap of faith on this goal, as I knew it would be months and months before I heard anything. Not to mention sending my book away into the unknown and hoping that we would be united again... someday. So far it has been 6 months... I have to be honest, I have missed my journal more than I ever imagined. I know it is in good hands though and we will be reunited very soon.
It was a very happy day when I came home, from a long emotional day at the hospital with my father, to find waiting for me in my inbox an email from Somerset congratulating me on being chosen as one of the featured artists. To be quite honest I was surprised, as i thought for sure my "style" of visual journaling wasn't what Somerset was looking for, as my style is quite different from most of the visual journaling artists i have met and seen published in books. What thrilled me even more was that they spent some time looking through my book and hand picked the pages that were published, which were quite different from what I had originally suggested. My article was primarily focused on my trip to the Oregon coast and all the pages that coincided with that trip. Now that I see the article and the chosen images I am very pleased with the finished publication.
Not having my main journal at hand over the past 6 months has forced me to work on other artist books. Such as my "Book of Dreams", "Widow Maker", and a new one i have started "Craters of the Moon." I'll post new pages from these soon. :)
Hurry, these magazines are on shelves now and wont last long!! Pick yours up today at your local bookstore (I know Barnes and Noble carry them) or order your copy on-line at Somerset .