Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I can finally share my BIG news!!

I've been keeping a secret for the past three months! I'm published for the first time in the May/June issue of Somerset Studio!  It feels very surreal to see my name and my creations here. I don't know how I have contained myself these past few months and kept it under hat.

I have to pinch myself to think that I am published here amongst such talented, talented artists in my favorite magazine. It just doesn't seem possible?! I am very grateful to Christen Olivarez, editor, for the opportunity to be published and to write the technique article that accompanies my work.  I have to tell you I was just as thrilled to write the article as I was to provide the art. I'm also very grateful for the beautiful photography work that went in to capturing each altered recipe card.
I hope you'll take a peek if you find yourself in the bookstore or drop me a note if you are a subscriber. I can't wait to sit down later this evening with a glass of wine and take the whole issue in page by page.  Thank you for supporting me, for suggesting I submit my work and for following this blog. I would have never thought to submit work for publication before I started this blog. You've inspired me, encouraged me and opened doors for me my friends....thank you for sharing this special moment too.  xoxo

92 comments:

  1. Thats a huge accomplishment! Great job. I dont know how you kept it secret either! Cant wait to see the article. Congrats
    Breana

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  2. You go girl! You deserve it...so very happy for you:)

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  3. Congratulations! That is so amazing and I am so proud of you!

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  4. Oh Vicki, I'm so happy for you, girl!! I'm not surprised that it happened though! You have a lot of talent. You should be proud! Congratulations, it's quite an accomplishment.
    Big hugs to you,
    Sonya

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  5. Congratulations Vicki! I'm so excited for you, you're living my dream! All the best! Onward and Upward!
    Susan @ homeroad

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  6. congratulations, that is quite an honor and from what I can see a well deserved one..............Keep it up I love your blog

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS ~ how wonderful for you and you deserve it totally. I am sooooo happy for you Again ~ wow ;-)

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  8. I am so thrilled for you, Vicki! What a wonderful treat for all of us! I can't wait to get a copy of the magazine! You make the most beautiful things...and now you're published! CONGRATS! ♥♥♥

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  9. oh vicki..i am OVER THE MOON for you! this is such an honor and so very exciting! SL is such a wonderful publication and feature so many talented artists. You are so deserving of it and i am so very proud of you! Awesome news! I can't wait to get my hands on the issue and see your lovely creations in print!!!

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  10. Congrats! I can't wait to get my copy!

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  11. Congratulations! I will be looking for the magazine.

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  12. I am so happy for you! It must be fun looking at your work in such an awesome publication.

    Danielle

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  13. woooooooooooooooohooooooooooooo. ;) i would have never been able to keep that under my hat, nope, never!! i will have to see if i can get my hands on one, it looks delightful ;) CONGRATS, truly.

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  14. Congratulations Vicki!... Can't wait to get my copy... xoxo Julie Marie

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  15. Congrats, Vicki....You deserve the exposure!!!

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  16. I'm so happy for you. Many many congratulations. Cheers and enjoy that glass of well-deserved wine!

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  17. Congratulations
    well deserved i'd say :D
    BEAR HUGS
    ~victoria~

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  18. Hurrah!! Congratulations! You earned it! Blessings, Ruby

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  19. Way to go! You make beautiful art!

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  20. Congratulations!!! That is very exciting news and I'm very excited for you. Can't wait to get a copy and read all the details.
    Jane

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  21. Congratulations!! How exciting!! I love your work and I can't wait to get a copy of this magazine...they carry it at my favorite craft supply store.
    ~Cindy~

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  22. Vicki that is awesome, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I adore your blog and your creations, very well deserved!!

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  23. Oh, Vicki...I am so happy and thrilled for you! I hope I can find the magazine. You deserve to be in it!

    XO,
    Jane

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  24. OMG... you little devil LOL... How exciting for you three months are you kidding me? there is no way I could ever do that... I am so happy for you....Congrats!!!!

    XO
    Pattie

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  25. Congratulations. That is an amazing accomplishment and they are lucky to have your work to publish. Your creations are so great.
    Kat

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  26. Huge congratulations for having your beautiful work showcased! I don't know how you were able to "sit" on this news for so long without a "peep" outta you! I would have been "crowing" my fool head off!!!
    Debbie

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  27. This is wonderful news and you certainly do deserve it!! Way to go! I'll have to make sure I pick up a copy so I can see all your pretties. Congrats!!!
    hugs, Sue K

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  28. Congrats Vicki, I am thrilled for you! What a special way to grace the pages of Somerset Studio. I look forward to more of your contributions~
    Well Done!

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  29. Amazing news...congratulations! You deserve it...your creations are amazing! So happy for you :) Laurel

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  30. This is such an honor, congratulations! The sneak peek looks so interesting. I'll be picking up a copy...love that magazine.

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  31. Ho wonderful Vicki! Congratulations!! Your work is beautiful!! I can see why they love it! It's just the kind of style I love!!

    Hope you'll come check out my giveaway! Tomorrow is the last day! If you're interested, you can find it here: http://junktojoy1.blogspot.com/2011/04/spring-delights-giveaway.html

    Have a delightful Wednesday!
    Becky

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  32. Oh, how very exciting!Congratulations and be sure to pat yourself on the back.

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  33. Oh, congratulations on a beautiful article! The first time I was published there I was dancing on air forever. They do such a marvelous job of photography and make you feel like a STAR! YOU ARE! I'll have to make sure I go and get a copy of the magazine to see you and your art.
    Yeah....well deserved!

    Hugs
    Jan

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  34. That is fantastic!! Congratulations!! :)

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  35. Oh Congratulations Vicki!!! That is so awesome and you are totally deserving of being in the company of other amazing and talented folks! :-)
    Vanessa

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  36. Hello Vicki!
    You got what you deserved! Your work is amazing and it was only right to show it off! :) I'm so very happy for you! Congratulations!!! Your work inspires us ere and now it can inspire anyone that gets their hands on that magazine. I'm going to hunt for it! I can just see your family, brimming with ride. I hope this is a start to publishing your own decor book? With lots of rusty goodness! Which I sincerely wish for you!
    I hope you have an amazing evening! I know you will!

    Hugs,

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  37. congratulations! how exciting! it is a well deserved accomplishment! your work is wonderful!

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  38. No surprise whatsoever here!
    I'm just wondering what took 'em so long. ;-)

    WAY TO GO!!!!!!!

    XOXOXO,
    Anne

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  39. Yea!!! You are not going to believe this, I was standing in line at Jo-annes today and read that article while I was waiting, I did not even look at who's project it was! You must have been busting a gut when you read my post, it is a real high, I couldn't keep my mouth shut! LOL Honestly your article was the only one that caught my eye and the only one I read while I was waiting in line....Had I known, I would have bought the magazine!!! I'll get it now, so you can autograph it!!

    Carol

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  40. Congratulations Vicki! How exciting :)

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  41. Congratulations Vicki. So very exciting that you are published in Somerset Studios. Your artwork is perfect for publication. Looking forward to reading my copy. Enjoy this well deserved recognition.

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  42. Congrats Vicki...I'm so very happy for you:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  43. Congratulations Vicki!!!!!I'm so happy for you
    and can't wait to get the new SSS.
    Looks great.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  44. Wonderful!!!
    And well deserved.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  45. Oh girl I don't know how you contained yourself either.You must be all bubbly and walking on air! Congrats it is truely a honor for you to be in the beautiful magazine.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  46. That´s awesome Vicki. Congratulations. I´m SO happy for you and I can´t wait to get my copy. Wonderful news.
    Wishing you a wonderful day
    xo Tina

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  47. YAAAAAY!!!!Super Congrats Vicki!!! I am so happy for you and I am so glad to see you getting the recognition!!! This is awesome and you are awesome!!! Will have to look for this!

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  48. Whooo Hooooo! Congratulations on this great accomplishment! I can't wait to see the issue.

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  49. To one of my dearest friends, I am truly over the moon for you over this Huge accomplishment! Vic, you are so talented and you inspire so many of us all the time with your amazing creativity and eye for detail! Congratulations my friend, I will grab my copy today...what a nice surprise right before your B~day!!:) xo ♥

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  50. Amazing, awesome news - congratulations!

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  51. C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S
    Well done and well deserved !!
    I love Somerset Magazine will be looking for
    you for sure.
    Your key creations are pure genius
    Keep smiling and creating

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  52. Congratulations!! Can't wait to read a copy!

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  53. WOO HOO!! Congrats Vicki! Taht's awesome...I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!!
    and BYW..Asheville is about 2 hours from me...I love Asheville!! they have some really great antique malls! Let me know when you will be there...maybe I'll take a drive and meet you!
    Congrats again!!
    Tammy :-)
    JUNK WILD

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  54. I'm sure this is just the first of many published articles for you Vicki! Congratulations! Well deserved!

    Hugs ~~ Connie

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  55. Congratulations Vicki! How exciting for you. Can't wait to get my copy. If I was closer, I have you autograph it.

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  56. Vicky!!!!! I am so happy for you!! How fantastic!!!
    hugs,

    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

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  57. That is absolutely awesome, Vicki!! You deserve it. In fact, you deserve a whole magazine devoted to your beautiful handiwork! :)

    High five!
    Tracy

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  58. Congratulations Vicki-
    I am a subscriber to Sommerset Studio, so one day soon it will be here at my doorstep in Denmark. I can see you made some very beautiful-and special things- and will wait with exitement, to see your artickle in real..
    Dorthe

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  59. Congratulations on such a beautiful layout- you and your artwork certainly deserved to be shown this way. So inspirational!

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  60. This is SO awesome, Vicki! I love all of your creative projects! How exciting! I can't wait to see it...you go girl!! Congratulations!!

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  61. Congratulations Vicki!!! That really is such exciting news. Your work is so pretty, they're lucky to have you in the magazine.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

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  62. COMGTATULATIONS!!!! Can't wait to see the article.

    Jackie

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  63. Congrats! I am so happy for you! A well deserved article for a very creative person!!! Joan@anythinggoeshere

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  64. I have been waiting with bated breath for the release! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Great work Vicki...very, very proud of you! XOXO

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  65. CONGRATULATIONS, VICKI! A job well done, girl! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  66. Congratulations! You ARE one of those artists...you deserve to be among them. :) Blessings to you!
    Rhonda

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  67. Congrats, I will definatly check out the article. I have enjoyed your blog!!
    Take Care,
    Jackie

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  68. Vicki,
    How fantastic for you! You are so creative and your things are so beautiful, they are right where they should be for all to see and be inspired by! I can't wait to see the magazine, I'm so happy for you!
    Rebecca

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  69. Woo!Hoo! That is a dream of mine. Not that I've ever submitted, mind you! LOL! Then no rejections, you see? Anyway, I'm thrilled for you. I would be walking on air for weeks!

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  70. Congratulations, Vicki! I can't imagine how excited you must be. That is quite an honor and one well deserved.

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  71. Congratulations!! You must be on cloud 9:) Your art is beautiful; I'll be looking forward to seeing it close-up in this issue!

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  72. Doing the happy dance for you ~ congratulations!

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  73. Congratulations!! What a wonderful surprise to keep under wraps. It is no wonder you are included in their publication - your creations are gorgeous -- love love love!!
    Hugs, Heidi

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  74. That is so very awesome! I can't wait to pick up a copy ~ I will be sure to do it first thing tomorrow! Congratulations!
    xoxo, Anita

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  75. That's wonderful news, congratulations. May this be only the beginning of many great news to come.

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  76. How Awesome! Congrats on being published in Somerset Studio...I love all of their magazines as they promote artists all around the world which has brought an upsurge in the interest of handmade creations. You are an inspiration!!!
    Cheers!
    Teresa in California

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  77. How absolutely wonderful. And obviously well-deserved. Congratulations to you! I wish we could get that beautiful magazine here. So hard to get any decent magazines on this side of the world. :/ Have a blessed Easter weekend. Tammy

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  78. Many congratulations!!!!! Love what I'm seeing here so far!
    Hugs, Diane

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  79. I'm so glad I got to see your copy today Vic! Can't wait to get one of my own, very proud of you my friend!!! XO ♥

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  80. You sooooooo deserve this! Congratulations - these are beautiful!!!! Now, what's next? We'll be waiting ;)

    Purrs!

    "Her" and Romeo

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  81. CONGRATS!!! I am so proud of you!!! I have been in a creative slump so I can't wait to see you published to get me motivated again! I Love your blog, and I love the design, I need to get with Karen to set the side bars with your tutorials, finds and everything else to make mine look more like yours, organize wise and format!!! Great job! Come see me, Lillyslace.blogspot.com. Big hugs and congrats from Texas!!!

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  82. One of my favorite subscriptions and now I can say I know someone in it!! Congrats!

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  83. Fabulous news! Congratulations, I know I'll be picking up a copy of this one!
    hugs Lynn

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  84. Congratulations Vicki!
    I knew it would be Just a Matter of Time before you Recognized for your Beautiful Work! I will be Running out to Get my Copy as Soon as its Available! Yay Vicki!
    Happy Monday!
    Hugs
    Jill

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