Monday, January 19, 2015

Guess what........????

.............Unbelievably yours truly managed to publish another piece of artwork!!!!!  Not only that but i managed to keep it a secret since summer!!!! That in itself is incredible!   But you know for a while at least things are not cast in stone... you THINK you've been published but they always leave themselves an 'out'.... like if they run out of room or some final final FINAL decision was made to cut yours well anyway... I didn't want to jinx anything and i didn't want to have to take anything back like .... 'Sorry folks i only THOUGHT i was being published'  so i waited..... and let me tell you it was HARD! lol!  I stink at keeping secrets....... 

The image on the header is my journal page......... I sent them two and this is the one they chose...... The other one is the fish drawing.... They are both in my sketchbook/art journal but i think they chose this one because it actually has words on it and most people expect a journal to have words...... Its a funny feeling to have them choose and publish the one that is not my favorite. I thought for sure they would jump all over the fish one. Thats how much i love it.... But hey  published is published i say... lol :) 

Here is the link to the book in the Northlight bookstore if you want to take a peek.  I received a free copy for my contribution and i have to tell you i really liked seeing everyone's artwork in it and the answers to the questions they posed.  Gorgeous stuff....... 

I'am hosting a GiveAway in celebration.  I have printed 2   3 1/2 by 4 1/2" prints of my published artwork and i would like to give them away if you'd like them....... Leave me a comment telling me you'd like to be in the GiveAway. I will ship these anywhere....  I will pull two names out of the hat over coffee Friday, January 23rd.  
Pretty please be sure i can get a hold of you or check back Friday to see if you've won. You will have until Sunday, Jan 25th over coffee to get me your snail mail address..... Isn't this exciting??? Woohoo!!!! Please be sure to state in your comment that you would like to be included in the GiveAway. I've had three comments and no one has stated that. Thats okay if you don't want to be in the GiveAway but if you do Please be sure to say so... :) 

Now, my husband tells me we have to figure out how to get you PAID for your artwork..... apparently i can get published....just not PAID..lol...  Hubs and i went hiking this past weekend and i have much to tell you and show you but i wanted to tell you all about this first!  Big Hugs! deb 

Psssttt.... to my tea friends over at Ms. Elizabeths.....  hopefully a little GiveAway  and the revealing of a little secret can make up for the lack of liquid refreshment on this post...... :)...... Happy Tday my friends.....

34 comments:

Gill said...

Congratulations!!! and thank you for a lovely giveaway!

kathyinozarks said...

congrats @ how exciting! I am not good at keeping secrets either-you did good-

E. Jane said...

Congratulations! So happy for you, and it's well deserved!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Congratulations! What a buzz feed that must be!
Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. Happy T Day :o))

Bridget Larsen said...

Congratulations it is gorgeous, yes I would love to be in your giveaway

Karla B said...

Congratulations! What a gorgeous work, Deb!

Krisha said...

CONGRATS DEB!!!!! Your work soooo deserves to be published.
You have ALL my infor, for when I win your giveaway.......LOL
Congratulations again!!
Happy T-day too!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

That is great - WOW. congrats on this! Your header page is so so beautiful!
For sure I want to be included in the giveaway!
So nice of you to offer that!
xoxoxo
Happy T-Day
Susi

Divers and Sundry said...

Happy T(ea) Tuesday! :)

voodoo vixen said...

How fabulous is that, congratulations on being published and keeping it a secret for so darn long, now that in itself is an achievement! LOL
I would love to be in your giveaway, thank you for the opportunity! Annette

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How AWESOME. Congratulations are in order. I think it's wonderful.

Had to laugh at what your hubby said. I was published in a book by Northern Lights and didn't even get a copy of the book. So, not only did I not get paid, I got NOTHING to show for it. Guess that's why I don't list it on my sidebar!

Thanks for sharing this good news with us for T this Tuesday AND for the opportunity to win one of your lovely art pieces.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How AWESOME. Congratulations are in order. I think it's wonderful.

Had to laugh at what your hubby said. I was published in a book by Northern Lights and didn't even get a copy of the book. So, not only did I not get paid, I got NOTHING to show for it. Guess that's why I don't list it on my sidebar!

Thanks for sharing this good news with us for T this Tuesday AND for the opportunity to win one of your lovely art pieces.

Linda Kunsman said...

congratulations that is fantastic Deb!!! I LOVE that journal page!! You're the second person I know who has art in this book. I knew nothing about it or a call for art. Some of my friends and hubby have said the same thing to me-about getting paid. Actually I had been paid when I wrote and created projects but that was some years ago. Of course I'd love to win one of your pieces of art so please enter me in your giveaway, and a happy T day to you!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Yes!! Yes!! I would love a piece of your Art!! Congratulations. Paid or not it's recognition. The more you are seen, the more they want.
xx, Carol

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wow! A big congratulations!!! That is an awesome piece of art and so exciting. Yes, it would be better to be paid, but the exposure is sometimes worth its weight in gold! I can't explain that right now...but maybe later in the year (wink)!

I'd love to be in your giveaway! Thanks for sharing this on T Day!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Fantastic, yes, but getting paid is the mostly impossible part. But now would be the time to open an etsy and start marketing yourself in conjunction with getting published. If you wanted to that is. xox

Lori said...

Congratulations!!! Next stop - art paycheck!

(you don't need to enter my name in the giveaway)

see you there! said...

Woo-Hoo for You! And yes indeed I want to be included in the giveaway drawing.

Darla

pearshapedcrafting said...

What brilliant news! It must be great seeing something you have made in print! Thankyou for the offer but postage to UK must be quite high so I will pass! Happy T day! Chrisx

Rita said...

Congrats and count me in! That had to be hard (but smart) not to say anything. Decisions can change, but I'm glad they didn't. :)
Happy T-Day! :)

Robyn said...

Congrats and thanks for the generous giveaway chance! I'll be sure to look up your book

CraftyViolet said...

Congratulations! That is super. The funny thing is on Friday as I was going into the library they had put out the Zentangle book and I picked it up and sure enough, there was your contribution on page 90! Love it!

Add my name to your hat for the draw too please.

Carol said...

Big CONGRATULATIONS!!!! It's a big secret to have kept that long too so Congrats on that :) I'd love to be included in the giveaway and THANK YOU for the opportunity ♥

Eden said...

Congratulations Deb on the publishing!! I've never had that honor!! How cool to know that your work will be an inspiration to others for many years!! Please include me in the giveaway too :) All the Best, Eden

Dianne said...

Oh congratulations dear! what page are you on? my book just came today and I am so glad the book is good quality. of course I think my page looks a bit blurry on one edge... always picking things apart. wow, a real honor to have the header! way to go!! ♥

Deb said...

Hi Deb - Pop back over to where you left your question and I have answered as best as I can. Perhaps you can get in touch with me when you are there and I can offer some advice. Good Luck, Deb

Halle said...

Congrats! I totally understand...getting published is an honor but the paycheck would be great too. ;) Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Happy T day!

Karenliz Henderson said...

Congratulations Deb! How wonderful. It's always exciting to get published. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Estelle's said...

Oh Deb! You're published!!! How exciting and wonderful for you! Big congratulations!!!

gamma3 said...

WOW! I am so blessed to say i know someone who has been published twice. I always knew you had a love for the arts, and it shows. I look at the the side bar were a lot of your pieces are. Each one are great in their own way. For the fun of it, put me in your give a way.

Eileen Bergen said...

That's fantastic, Deb! Congratulations!!

Denise said...

Oh so sorry I missed this.How exciting for You.I do love Your art.I have two that are My all time fave,The Mushroom house and the Hobbit door.Congrats to You-Denise

Jeanne said...

CONGRATULATIONS! AND I WILL CHECK T HIS OUT. I journal alot, but need some real help with this sort of journaling. Bet you are totally excited

Teri Casper said...

WHOOHOO! I am in great company with you.
Love your page. It's so you!
It's so exciting isn't it?