Sunday, March 21, 2010

Congratulations to all my Prim Sisters!

I got my copy of the new Stampington Magazine "Prims" yesterday, and let me just say.....I was not disappointed! It is a class act, and it surely represents the Prim art world beautifully!
I want to extend a big congrats to all of the Prim artists who have their work featured in this premier issue. I am happy and honored to be amongst then all, and more importantly, absolutely thrilled for each and every one!

The photo above is not from the actual Prims magazine, but rather the ad for Prims, in another of Stampington's publications called "Somerset".
My friend Mo (wings and paws)spotted it while browsing through, and was so excited to see her fellow TDIPT sisters (Tink and myself) work in the ad, that she took a pic of it and was thoughtful enough to bring it to our attention in our TDIPT group. I don't know who was more excited....her or us! Thank you Mo, you have such a truly giving spirit, and you are always so happy to spread the good news for others!
Along w/ my "Go Fly a Kite Rabbit", that's Michelle Sylvia's beautiful Doll, and Pam Gracia's darling bunny you see pictured. On the opposite page are Colleen Moody's lovely dolls. Congrats to all of you gals! I am honored :)

Now, in the actual spread in Prims, I am so happy to be in a feature called "Hopping Down the Bunny Trail".
My Rabbit is featured along side my friend Lorraine Gerber's sweet Folk art Rabbit as well as Pam Gracia's Miss Bonnie Bonet (pictured above).
Again, all I can say is I am truly honored, and excited for these two gals as well as for all the gals who are in the mag. There are some beautful features, and some of my friends are even featured more than once! How bout that???
I'm not gonna mention names, as there are so many and I wouldn't want to risk someone feeling bad by leaving them out. So, instead I'm raising my glass to all of you!
If you want to see all of the wonderful work and read the stories for're gonna have to be sure to get this magazine.
To order your HERE!

I hope you don't think I'm being ridiculous to be so excited, as for some this may be "old hat" as they have had their work featured in mags before, but this is a 1st for me, and I am as giddy as a kid on Christmas morning! Please know I am truly honored and as excited for all the gals as I am for myself!
Let me just say a great big THANK YOU to a very dear friend of mine. Had it not been for her, I never would have gotten my piece submitted. She pushed and she prodded just enough, and when it came right down to it, I could not bear to let her down and disappoint her, so I finished the piece I had been dragging my feet on and I sent it in. I never expected to hear back from the magazine with good news.
Thank you dear friend, for believing in me. You know who you are. You were the wind beneath my wings :)
As always...thanks for visiting!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Coming soon to Simply Primitives

~* Carrot Sue *~
She'll be available on Simply Primitives March 14th

Sue looks lovely along side her Brother Stu :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The wait is almost over

I love the story of Alice in Wonderland, who doesn't?
I cannot wait to go see the movie tomorrow, and have been counting down the months, weeks, days and now hours since seeing previews last summer! I can't believe March 5th is almost here! Anyway, here is a little bit of Alice trivia that I found to be interesting and thought you may as well:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass
by Lewis Carroll (1832-1898

About the author:

Lewis Carroll's real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He was the third of eleven children of an Anglican priest, and was a mathematician and a logician who was a lecturer at Oxford University. He was also an accomplished photographer, and a Church Deacon. He is best known for his children's tales, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

About the book

While on a rowing trip on the river Isis in Oxford with Alice, Lorina and Edith Liddle, the three young daughters of a colleaugue, the children asked Dodgson to "Tell us a story". Alice, aged ten, later begged him to write down the story he had invented and for Christmas 1864 he gave her a hand-printed copy of "Alice's Adventures Underground". The dedication read: "A Christmas Gift to a Dear Child, in Memory of a Summer Day".

In the original manuscript, which Dodgson illustrated himself, Alice was
not the little blonde girl we know today. Instead, she looked like Alice Liddle, for whom he had created the book.

Dodgson later showed the tale to his family and friends, and they convinced himto publish it. The revised and expanded version, with illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, was published by Macmillan and Co. in London in 1865. It was now called: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".

Below are just some of Sir John Tenniel's original illustrations of The White Rabbit. Many (including myself) have been inspired to create their own art by these fascinating drawings.

You can expect to see more Alice creations from me in the near future, as like so many, I've got Alice Fever!

Thanks for stopping by :)