Wednesday, May 6, 2015

FLYING WITH GRATITUDE

Dreams Do Come True if you Believe!

I feel so blessed to be published in the Somerset Studio Gallery 2015 which will hit newstands June 1st.
When I received the letter from  Natalie Way at Stampington and Company that they wanted to feature my Altered Art Angel,
I was over the moon excited and thrilled with gratitude to be published in one of my very favorite art magazines along with so many of my favorite art sisters; Cat Kerr, Vickie Krammerer, Lynne Moncrieff, Kelli Jean May-krenz, Renee Zarate, e'Layne Koenigsberg, Sherri Welser,Dina Speed Wakley, Sherry Westfall Matthews,Lynne Simon Suprock, Carolyn Dube and so many more! 

It was huge heart pounding surprise for me to find out that I was also on the cover. Although Somerset Studio never disappoints in meeting inspiring artists, viewing amazing artwork, and gathering more than inspiration than one brain can possibly hold, this issue is just filled to the brim with pure Magic!


I have been a fan of cage dolls  forever and really became addicted when I purchased my first kit for a smaller one from Retro Cafe Art Gallery. After that I was hooked. I made several of the smaller ones before trying my hand at one of the larger ones. The one featured on the cover is one of the larger cage doll kits you can find at Retro Cafe Art Gallery along with a lot of other very cool supplies.

This month I also had the privilege of being published in the Spring Issue of Art Doll Quarterly at Stampington and Company (many hugs and thanks to Editor Jana Holstein) for featuring my Art Dolls. The issue is packed full of the most inspiring creative creatures and artwork. I am filled with gratitude to  be included with these amazing artists, whose artwork I will definitely be watching. My dolls came to life through an Art Doll Workshop I took at Artful Gathering with instructor Mary Jane Chadbourne last Summer. You could purchase the doll kits through her shop that  she and her husband constructed together. I am not good with power tools so this and Art Tea Life's art images from Etsy were a match made in heaven. 

I don't know when I've have so much excitement all in such a  short span of time, but I am grateful beyond words and I will keep believing and doing what I love, because that's what it's all about.
My friend Cat Kerr who is the newest member of the design team for Retro Cafe Art Gallery (So proud of her) and also on the front cover of the current issue of Somerset Studio below with her beautiful art, sent me this quote and fits my blog so well that I think I will add it somewhere:

"For those determined to fly, having no wings, is just a minor detail"  - Janet Lee Logan

Cat Kerr's Beautiful Cover Art

Thank you Cat Kerr, and Thank you Stampington and Company, Jana Holstein and Natalie Way for believing in me! If you haven't held one of these magazines in your hands, then you are in for a real treat!

Now, if you hurry, you may be able to catch one of these beauties in her Etsy shop, she just posted.



 
and this little birdie, sang, "La, la, la, all the way home"




5 comments:

  1. OMYGOSH I have the chills...I just about dropped off my chair when I saw the name of your blog...when I picked the quote for you I simply picked it because it seemed to fit you...and it really does huh...heehee...Thank you so much for including me in this wonderful post and huge huge congrats to you my friend!!

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    1. I know Cat, spooky huh? Well, I'm for sure using it... I think it was meant for me!
      XO

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  2. Super HUGE congrats my friend! You go girl!!! XOXO

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  3. This is so amazing!! Congratulations Kim!! and thank you for sharing some of your inspiration and where you find your collage pages for your dolls!

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    1. Thank you Kristin for your sweet comment! I am always happy to share!

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