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Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Oh, there are so many things in life to celebrate! SO many! Just the fact that the weather here has gotten cooler and we are now coming into the holiday season is enough for me to celebrate!

But I think in this post, I am going to take a few minutes to celebrate what I think is a major accomplishment for me this year, although for some in the art jewelry world, I'm sure it's pretty minor.


I have always been an artist at heart. Always. When I was younger, it was only applicable to whether I could draw. I sure as heck could dance. I was thoroughly trained and beautiful. Plenty of recognition in my world. But that didn't make me an artist, really, said my young adult self. What baloney! Thankfully, I realized what was at my heart before I got to the end of my life! Now, I am an artist, in multiple media, to be sure, but that is how I describe myself, because *I* believe it. I don't really need to have anyone else acknowledge that fact, because it's essential to my soul.

Outside validation, though, is still pretty darn cool.

So today I am celebrating something I never thought would happen. In 2010 and early 2011, I will have six pieces of my work featured in five magazines. Two of the publications are out right now....

First was the September 2010 issue of Bead Trends magazine:

And the second is the October/November issue of Step By Step Wire Jewelry:

And the third should be available on December 1st, according to the website. I will be in the Winter issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry! That would be exciting enough, but what really takes it over the top for me is that two of my friends are also in the same issue -- Cindy Wimmer and Melissa Manley! I am so thrilled to be included in a publication along with such fine artists!

Edited to add: I just heard from another friend, Barbara Lewis, who is ALSO going to be in the Winter Belle Armoire Jewelry! That makes it even more exciting! I {heart} Barbara Lewis!

Check this out!

There's a little sneak preview for you, of one of the two pieces that make up that article. I have to admit it was a complete shock to see this, and I am thankful to Cindy Wimmer for sending it to me, otherwise I would still be in the dark about it! I cannot wait to actually hold the magazine in my hands and see the photography for my pieces....and see what Melissa and Cindy have in their articles, too! Only a few more weeks til it's out!

Sigh. I love celebrating things. This has been an especially fruitful year for me, personally and professionally, and I am just thrilled.

What are YOU celebrating today?


Laura Twiford said...

Congratulations Christine! 6 pieces in 5 magazines, a lot to celebrate! This is the time of year for gratitude and reflection and you're absolutely right, there is so much to be grateful for. Enjoy!

Islandgirl said...

Congrates! I got notified in August that I've got images of 2 beads in a Lark book... being published this spring. Guess what all my relatives are getting for Christmas next year!

Will check out the magazines next time I escape from my Island!

TesoriTrovati said...

So wonderful.
It is important to have the outside validation. And I know exactly how much work went into getting all these publications going... so Bravo! But the best validation that I heard from you is the you believe you are an artist. Keep that kernel of truth within you and you will never go wrong.
Thank you for sharing the good news!
Enjoy the day!

Cindy said...

YIPPPEEEEE!! A great big CONGRATS to you, Christine!!!! What an incredible accomplishment...as Erin said, there is a lot that goes in to getting a piece published from proposal to writing to the pictures! When I first met you and saw the necklace you were wearing, I had no doubt that you were an artist either. :-) I'm so happy for you!

Barbara Lewis said...

I'll be in there with you guys also! What fun!

Melissa Meman said...

Congats Christine! I didn't know about the Belle Armoire project! Lovely...you deserve it :)

Pretty Things said...

Congratulations! You've been busy!

chocoholic said...

I am so happy for you Christine and will certainly pick up copies of those magazines to see your work up close. Celebrating is exactly what you should do and I agree you are an "ARTIST". It is nice to hear good things from other artists too so " You Rock!! " Thanks for your inspiration and encouragement too.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Congratulations Christine! Can't wait til Dec. 1st! You do such fabulous work, you deserve the recognition! The first step is believeing your an artist and the rest will follow suit.

Anonymous said...

This is so awesome, Christine! Way to go, you cool artist chick!! Enjoy every delicious moment...

Jen V. said...

Congrats!!! That's great news!! We're going to have to get together sometime and get some craftin' on now that I'm just down the road from you. Take care & keep on celebrating!!

cindydolezaldesigns said...

Congratulations!!! Celebrate!!

maryharding said...

Congratulations Christine. Love that piece in Belle Armoire mag. I am so happy for you. That outside recognition is certainly a time for celebration. I like Erin's comment about knowing you are an artist, yourself. How wonderful that you know where your light shines.

Heather Powers said...

Yeah Christine! It's always fun to see your work in print. Wishing you many more successes in the upcoming year.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Quite an accomplishment! Congratulations!

I had two beads selected for the Artisans and Glassworkers Legal fund calendar. Yay!

I'm holding my breath for my first magazine submission!


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