Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Imagine my SURPRISE!!!

OK, this is how it all started out, got up late didn't sleep well, nothing new there, ate instant oatmeal again nothing new there.  Stepped into my studio to get a little updating work done on some of my favorite blogs.    No sooner had I sat down to get started my Honey comes in and want to know what  my plans are for the day?  
Well I give him a quick rundown of catching up on my blogging and networking, his exact words:

"So your going to be playing on the computer all morning."

Now I know those words could ruffle a few feathers, but then I stopped and thought, 
that's right my work is PLAY, 
how blessed am I!!!!
So no I didn't get ruffled and agreed to take a break to run a few errands with him.  
Of course I also had some conditions that needed to be met before I would agree to gracing him with my charming company.(ha ha)
My one and only condition was that he drop me at the book store, 
Barns and Nobles while he's dealing with the coin dealer(one of his errands).
So with much excitement in my heart we headed out to run errands.
Well do you think I got to the book store, 
It was like he completely forgot and pulled straight into the coin shop.
 I didn't panic the book store was just across the street, I could walk, it's a beautiful fall day.
But as we got to the front of the coin shop he opened the door for me to enter and then waited to come in behind me.  
OK, I thought to myself just a peek a little moral support and then I was going to be off as fast as my little short legs could carry me.
Upon entering the coin shop I saw a bunch of boxes filled with old bottles. 
The sign read $1.00 each or a box of 12 for $5.00.
Well you don't have to be math major to know a deal when you see it.
How did they know how much I love old bottles.
So now with the book store on hold I sorted through the bottles, Honey bought me a box full.
With his transaction almost done it was time to prepare for my book store adventure once more.  
I was just getting ready to excuse myself and head across the street and leave the bottles for Honey to put away in the truck when my phone rang.
My son was on the other end sick as a dog with a migraine headache.
I know first hand the pains of migraines and it looks like my sweet boy had inherited them from me.
So it was off to help my little 21 year old to the doctor for a migraine shot.
There would be no book store today, no Somerset Magazine, no green tea latte. 
 Instead it looked like Instacare here we come, 
and that was alright, I'm a mom first a slacker later.
One hour later I'm back on my way home with sweet boy in tow,
who just got a shot for his migraine.
All of this and it was only 12:30 PM,
 and there was much more that needed to be done at home as well as keeping an eye on my sweet boy.
So after getting him settled I snuck into my studio for a little play time of my own.
I needed to finish drawing our family Christmas card get it painted, take pictures and start printing.
No sooner had I sat down and gotten all my art supplies out the door bell rang. 
Again, are you kidding me,
who could it be,
 what do they want and don't they know
 I'm trying to create!!

At the door stood our adorable lady mail carrier with a arm full of mail to big to fit in the mail slot.
Not a big distraction, I could handle this and get right back to creating.
As I took the mail into my arms and gave her a big "Thank You", I noticed in the pile of mail was two magazines, that's why the mail wouldn't fit in the slot.
I had already received my Southern Living and Country Living magazine for the month, so I knew it could be them.   
So just imagine my surprise when I flip over the magazine to get a better look and find this bright yellow paper staring back at me with the words:
You've been published in 
Somerset Studio
WOW!! I knew I was to be published but to have a free copy in my hot little hands was just about 
to much  to handle.
Now here's the real exciting part.
There was another magazine 
and another yellow paper.
You've been published in 
Hello pick me up off of the dinning room floor, 
I had no idea I was going to be published in this magazine as well.

What a day, the book store came to me,
 something like if you can't go to the mountain the mountain will come to you.
Thanks so much to all the wonderful folks over at
 Somerset Magazine
for making me a part of your magic!!
A big thanks to 
Jennifer Jackson,
Assistant Senior Managing editor 
and all of her crew over at 
Somerset Studio Gallery
SEW Somerset.

page out of SEW Somerset

That's me in the upper right hand corner, looks like I'm in amazing company.

A little closer look
I love seeing my name next to the title "ARTIST".

Two full pages in Somerset Studio Magazine.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
Thanksgiving and Christmas came early!!!


Paris Rags Romance said...

Such exiting news! Your work is just so heart stringy touchingly beautiful! There , did I mess up the English language enough for you lol I love your blog just beautiful!! xoxo Kim

rkbsnana said...

I do so look forward to your posts. Congratulations on a job well done.

E'Layne Koenigsberg said...

Congratulations!!! I can say I know how you feel...the same thing happened to me with Somerset Gallery...a feeling we will never get tired of :) I'm going to go check yours out and will look for you in Sew, too...Happy Thanksgiving, e'layne

Clare said...

Oh wow - published, well done. It must be so exciting to see your own work in a publication. I love the paintings - I want to read the words too. What a day you had - I love how your 'Honey' calls your work - playing, my man does the same - he is always saying I 'fiddle' at the computer - but to his credit he is a big fan - as I'm sure your Honey must be too. Congrats again Debbie. xox

Cheryl said...

Ahhhh congratulations I have always loved your work from the moment I saw your blog - well done Debbie!!


Oh by the way please send me your snail mail address so I can get your package in the post - you won my second giveaway!

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Diana said...

Oh Debbie, I'm sooo excited and happy for you.
Congratulations!!!!!! One of my goals for this year is to submit artwork to that wonderful group of magazines. They are a true addiction for me. So funny that your one condition on going on errands with your hubby was a trip to the bookstore. I do that too. Hope your son is better.
Take care my blog friend.

Diana said...


danielle daniel said...

CONGRATULATIONS dear brown eyed girl!!! I am SO EXCITED for you! I am also excited to be sharing my very first two publications with YOU! As if we are in the same magazines!!! The guy is unpacking them as we speak. I'm at the bookstore right now stalking him lol!!! (It takes SO long to get to CANADA) Enjoy this special time! I can't wait to read your article!!!xoxo

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