I've been published - and a giveaway to celebrate!
I'm so excited to share that my art journal was featured in Stampington's Art Journaling Magazine!
It was the first story in the Jan/Feb/March issue. You can read the article here - Out of the past and into my future. I featured this journal in a former blog post where you can view the pages more closely if you wish. Here are a few fun pictures of it.
Getting published in a Stampington Magazine has been an artistic goal of mine for several years. In the mixed media world, they are the bomb-diggity of magazines. I have spent many hours drooling over the beautiful artwork featured on their pages, learning new techniques from other accomplished artists, and drawing creative inspiration from the varied styles of work. To have work of mine adorn their pages is an honor and a dream come true!
A note to other artists - I was nervous. To even consider submitting my work filled me with anxiety. I felt like it was crazy to even read the submission guidelines, much less send in my work. I somehow felt like if they published it, then I really was an artist. If they didn't, well than I might just be a woman who "dabbles" in art but not truly an artist. I finally got sick of this kind of thinking and decided that regardless of their opinion - I AM and artist. So I gave it a try. After all, the worst thing that could happen was that they said no! But they said yes - and I wouldn't have gotten there without facing my fear of rejection.
To celebrate this exciting news, I am doing my first ever giveaway!
Adult coloring books are all the rage right now, so the prize is this beautiful Big Book Of Mandalas Coloring book. It has more than 200 mandalas for your coloring relaxation pleasure.
Here's the rules:
1. To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post.
2. Giveaway ends January 31. I will notify a randomly drawn winner then, and ship you the prize.
Easy peasy - and while you are at it, feel free to follow me on Facebook and Pinterest if you don't already!
Angie Winkler said:
Congratulations to you!!! That’s exciting. Your thoughts certainly resonate with what I am feeling, but my 2016 goals include submitting… We will see! Very encouraging to read your story!
Laurie Richard said:
We are so lucky you share your designs!!
Love it, Mary! Congratulations! You, and your “work” (i.e. Art) in the world are beautiful.
I want that coloring book!
Thanks for the chance to win a Big Book Of Mandalas Coloring book!
Janice Johnson said:
Congratulations on being published. Your fabric journal is lovely. It would be a real treat to win the coloring book!
Sandy Claar said:
Bravo for your magazine submission being accepted. I’m kust begining with art but I guess that’s where all of start.
I was doing a Google image search for art journal pages and yours caught my eye because I LoVed how feminine it was with the soft colors and all the vintage laces and trims you used. Thank you for sharing the beauty and inspiration. Congratulations!
heather hart said:
coloring books are my new favorite hobby so this post is just in time!
Mary – Congratulations on being published. You truly are an artist. I’ve been fortunate to have seen your art in person and it really speaks to me.