Saturday, August 28, 2010

The post man in my best friend!!


Last year I did a post about wanting to send some artwork in to Sommerset Studio magazine. Well, I procrastinated so long that I decided they were not the pieces I wanted to submit for my first try. I did however, come up with something else and finally took the plunge and sent them in. One was for Halloween, and one was for Christmas. I was thrilled when I got the email from Christen Olivarez saying they wanted to put the Halloween piece in the Sept/Oct issue and they wanted me to write an article to accompany the artwork. Then, I got a little panicky. Write an article?? Oh ****!!! Well, with a little help from my hubby (who is a wonderful writer) I got it done and sent it off.
I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the magazine for weeks now! Finally the postman delivered it to me yesterday.



It's a pretty exciting thing to see myself in print. It's interesting to see how different photographers capture things on film. I'm just so pleased with everything, and so very grateful to be in the magazine.

I'm looking forward to getting it back from them (hopefully before Halloween) and displaying it in my home for the Halloween Season. Speaking of which.... It may be time for me to start working on some new Halloween projects. There are some wonderful ideas to be found in the pages of this issue!!!

78 comments:

Liszha said...

Congratulations on being published! It is a great piece of work!

peggy gatto said...

Yay!!!!
you did it!!!!
I can't wait to see and read!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TMCPhoto said...

congratualtions! I love Sommerset I reach for my small stack whenever I feel the need for a little inspiration. I'll have to pick up the Sept/Oct issue for sure now!

Amy said...

It is amazing, no wonder they picked it.
Congrats.
I am still trying to find the courage to send in work, and time. LOL
It would be my dream come true to be published like this.
Have a great Halloween season!
Amy

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Wow that piece is so cool! Is it a shadowbox? It looks 3D. Congrats for being published.

-Danielle

The English Romantic said...

Hi Karen,
Congratulations on being published and with an article too, brave girl!
{t,s a really great piece of work, it should bring out the witch in us all.
Best wishes,
Angela.

luluslovlies said...

Congratulations Karen, That is wonderful, I'm so glad you took the big leap! I hope one day I get that far , lie I said I need to blog less and create more! Chat soon in a weeks or so! XOXO

sweet violets said...

Congrats....good for you!!! Love Witchy Woman....can't wait to read it.......cleo

Robin said...

Congrats Karen!!!! Your piece is just gorgeous and I can't wait to pick up my issue of the magazine!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

This is sooo cool! How exciting to be published! I am so thrilled for you! I can't wait to find it on the magazine racks, do you think it's out now? There is no telling what this will lead to! Wow!

NuminosityBeads said...

It's funny that I just got rained out for a day of selling at the farmer's market so I decided to sit by the fire at Barnes & Noble with a Somerset. Then I decided to check my blogs and there it is right up top with your post. Can't wait to read it now.
xoxo Kim

nancarts said...

Congraatulations, Karen! It is a dream to be published in Somerset Studio. These are my fav mags. I buy
every one I can find....so will be looking for this one with your art work.
Have a great week end.

Smiles and Blessings,
Nancy

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Congratulations ~ this is Wonderful.... I can't wait to see the issue ~ There is something so scary about putting ones self out there & Submitting.... Here's to taking the Plunge!

debi said...

Oooooh! Congrats on being published! Your Halloween piece is wonderful!

oldgreymare said...

Congratulations Karen!

I remember the first time a magazine that I had contributed to arrived in my mailbox. You stand there rifling through the mail and then Whooppee! ( I actually did yell whoopee, made the next door dog bark).

It is such a thrill! They're little gifts of joy that brighten your whole day/days...and I never got blase, it is still wonderful each time.

I'm heading to the book store this week, I'll be sure to pick up the issue.

Again, Congratulations...Now go yell Whoopee!

Z

shannon i olson said...

congratulations!! great work.

MaygreenFairies said...

Huge Congratulations Karen, the article looks amazing, I can't wait to get my copy now and check it out in the flesh!! Hugs, Mandy x

Annesphamily said...

Congrats to you! It is funny how we have such little faith in the things we are good at. I am very honored to know you. Beautiful piece of artwork! You and the hubby make a good team! Anne

Cyn said...

oh KAREN!!!! I am literally jumping up and down in my seat!! I am sooo happy you got in that wonderful magazine!!! A fellow Arizonian!!! You so know I am going to get a copy and show everyone!!! CONGRATS girl!!!

before I forget, I got so excited, the piece is amazing! Halloween is my favorite holiday!!!!!!

Cyn

Tete said...

Congrats! You are just way too creative for your own good. Enjoy your moment and I will be watching for more great things from you and your blog!

Meri Wiley said...

Congratulations Karen,

I think I felt exactly like you did when I heard about my first publication. I immediately got notification two weeks later that I was going to be in another one, too. I had two come out in the summer of 2009. I was at the bookstore last night and saw your piece....it's beautiful. Best of luck for more in the future.

Hugs,
Meri

Rita said...

Congratulations!!! Awesome to see yourself in print. :):)

VerdeSalvia delle colline di Firenze said...

Gosh!!
Karen, you girl are going to be a veeeery important person!
.. and I knew her before she became popular... :)
Daniela

Patti said...

congrats!!!! it's fabulous - I'm happy for you! I've been a writer all my life but haven't worked up the nerve to submit:) I'm glad you did and they did - bravo!

Wanda said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to get the magazine and see a closer view of your creation.

Feel very proud of yourself and thank you for sharing the good news with us.

best regards,
Wanda

Gracefully Vintage said...

IM SO SO excited for you, that is awesome, couldnt even imagine- Love what you sent in.. I love the Holidays,..Great Job so Happy for you.
Karryann

Liz said...

What a cute piece of work and congrats on being published! That is awesome! :)

~Liz

Dorthe said...

Karen, congratulations, with your first publishing,-I`m sure there will be many more, dear.
This Halloween piece is gorgeus, and so fantastic wonderfull.
Love it- can`t wait to see it in the magazine, that will arrive later here to me.
Hugs, Dorthe

fairyrocks said...

WOW you are on fire Karen, Love your piece!!!
I will be searching this out soon.
Somerset is marvelous.
Keep smiling, keep creating

Jacqui said...

Well done! Absolutely fabulous!

Kiki said...

Congrats! yay! Fabulous news..and gorgeous work..super wonderful! i am thrilled for you!
Enjoy!
Victoria~

. said...

Congratulations, thats wonderful and I love the piece you made.

Well done!!!

Lisa said...

Congrats! Congrats! Karen,
That is such great news and could not have happened to a sweeter gal.:) I can't wait until this issue is in the stores and I can get my own copy! Your artwork looks amazing!

curlysusieQ said...

WOOHOOO, congratulations! It's a great feeling to get published. I love your pieces.

Sandy Navarro said...

Congrats Karen! I can't wait to get my copy and read your article. I love your projects

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Congrats on being featured in Sommerset, how exciting!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

Tina Eudora said...

Wow Karen how awesome! I can hardly wait to get it and read the article. How incredibly exciting, you must be over the moon?
Enjoy this special moment and have a blessed Sunday!
Tina xo

A Cottage Muse said...

How exciting! Can't wait to pick up a copy!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Congrats Karen! You certainly shouldn't be doubting anything you do as you are one talented lady. Loved seeing your sweet face in Where Women Create. Love, love, love that magazine. Unfortunately, can't get it on this side of the world, so definitely will be holding on to the one I was able to buy in the States. Hope you are having a great weekend. Keep creating! Best wishes, Tammy

Halle said...

Congrats! Always wonderful to be recognized in print!!!!

Sheila Rumney said...

Congrats on getting published. It is an amazing piece of artwork!

Marcy @ Three Witches Inn Primitives said...

Congratulations on your article!!!! It was funny when I saw the picture. I have a sign on my workshop door that says the same thing "Witchy Woman". It was given to me by a friend. I'll watch for the Sept/Oct issure for sure. Again, congrats!!!

Lynn said...

Congratulations Karen, I am not surprised they chose you for an article too, your shadow box is wonderful :)

Miss Heidi said...

Congratulations Karen!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Wow! How awesome and congratulations on being published. I'm anxious to read your article.

Linda Cain said...

Fantastic piece! Congrats on the wonderful write-up.

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

Holy Cow! What a dream come true. Holding up a cup of tea to toast you on your success. A thrill - and truly worthy work I might add!

Lisa said...

Congrats!! I love their magazines! thye are such fun! I will look for your sweet piece in the new one!
Hugs, Lisa

paperbird said...

Karen I loved it! Congratulations.

Miss Sandy said...

Karen,

Hearty congrats on getting your wonderful art published! How awesome that you met one of your dream goals, keeping reaching for the stars!!!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

This is just gorgeous, Karen!!! Congratulations on having it published! It's very well deserved! I love the idea of this piece and all the fantastic details.
Hugs,
Julia

bichonpawz said...

Please accept my most heartfelt congratulations on being published! Wonderful!!! I love all of their magazines and will now have to go pick up YOUR magazine!

chicroses said...

So happy you got published...now I will look for the magazine and buy it just so I can say I know you..I love your art. So talented...and how is Rocky boy? My heart melts when I look at his sweet familiar face.Looks like our Hank..Sally

Sylvia said...

Congrats Karen, your work is beautiful...I cant wait to see and read your article.

Sylvia

Thespa said...

Wonderful, wonderful! Congratulations! You did a fantastic job!

kandeland said...

this piece is AWESOME Karen! congrats to you! can't wait to get a copy..xoxo natalea

Romeo said...

ConCATulations Karen!!! You sooooo deserve it - all your creations are beautiful! I will be anxious to get this issue! I love Halloween!

"Her" and Romeo

~~EVERYTHING~~.ANASTACIA~~~ said...

Congratulations, Karen! It's great when great things happen to good people!
Can't wait to pick up a copy to see your beautiful work!
Regards.

Lynn Richards said...

Karen!!!
How amazing! I remember the post you did about sending in a project. Holy cow-an article to boot!!!!!
congratulations-so very exciting!!
xo
lynn

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Kind regards. Travelling

Danagonia said...

I just stumbled across your beautiful blog. Congratulations on being printed. I will keep following you :-)

Susan said...

Congrats...I love my Somerset! Susan

MOLLYE said...

Congrats. So proud of you and for you!

Kristin said...

Oh HOW wonderful!!! I just got mine, I will check it out! Congratulations to you, Kristin xo

marnie said...

Congrats on getting both of your projects published! Your witchy woman looks fab & I look forward to seeing it in the magazine. :D

scrapwordsmom said...

I can't wait to read it!!

She Uses Her Words said...

Wow! I just bought this issue of Somerset and Witchy Woman is great! What a super job you did. I love the article also. They'll be no stopping you now! Have a great weekend! Karen

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey Karen,
I just got mine~ I love this project. What detail is in this shadow box. Of course I had a sneak peek, hee hee. It is pretty cool seeing your art like that, huh? Of course your a pro now. Great job on the story too. Now about getting the piece back in time for Halloween. I'm still waiting on my art & that was June. Lisa
PS You must be getting excited for your trip!!

Charlene said...

YEAH!!!!!!!! Good for YOU!!!!!!! I am so proud of you to be published. I need to get my mojo going & try to come up with something to do that too. Right now, I just want to STOP being Nurse Cratchit!!
LOVE the Witchy Woman. It is wonderful. I wish I could see it in person. HUGS! I MISS YOU! Charlene

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Well CONGRATULATIONS my famous little friend!!!!
Yay!!!!
I can't wait to get my copy as the Halloween issue is one of my FAVS!
Hope you are going well girl :)))

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

CONGRATULATIONS KAREN, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WITCH AND SETTING.

HUGS
CINDY@STITCHES

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

CONGRATULATIONS KAREN, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WITCH AND SETTING.

HUGS
CINDY@STITCHES

The Rustic Victorian said...

Congratulations Karen!!!! I am so happy for you. What a wonderful piece!
Love
Marcie

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

How so very exciting! I love the piece, too!!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Woo hoooooo!!! Hearty congrats on being published in Somerset Studio, dear Karen! You are so deserving, your paper witch is beautiful! Sometimes it is hard to step out of our comfort zone, but boy, we could be REALLY astounded by the results!
Monicax.

Caya-Papaya said...

I just happened across your blog and was so excited to see that you were featured in Sommerset magazine. I read your article and loved your work. I am glad I found you here:)

"Che" said...

Jeese, K! The last time I saw you, you were diligently working on this piece. Congratulations on it getting published. You are amazing!

"Che" said...

Jeese, K! The last time I saw you, you were working on this piece. Congratulations on getting it published! You are amazing!

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