"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm IN!


I received a box from Quilting Arts the other day. In it was the bracelet I submitted to the Cloth Paper Scissors "Life's A Beach" reader's challenge. Also in the box was a comp issue of the July/August issue of CPS, with my bracelet on page 78!!! It was so exciting to see it there on the pages of a magazine.
I'm not going to show the bracelet just yet ... when the magazine hits newsstands, I hope you'll check it out! But here's a photo of the box I altered to send it to the magazine. I figured I will hold onto this piece and it needed to have a happy home.
I am really thrilled to be published, and hoping this experience will give me more confidence to put my work "out there".

15 comments:

Quilt Rat said...

Congratulations........what a thrill!
and maybe just the beginning????

Elizabeth said...

You go girl!! We can't get published if we don't submit our work!!! CPS is not easy to get into- they are a bit clichish- So a big WOOO HOOO TO YOU!!!!!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

jgr said...

OH! yes, congrats on getting published, It is a big goal of mine, too but . . . so far I have not submitted anything. Maybe you have inspired me to finally send in some work!

Fannie said...

congrats, michelle! keep going. happy dancing.

needlewings said...

Congratulations Michelle! Way to go!

Melbo said...

Fantastic Michelle! I can't wait until my issue comes in the mail so I can see your work.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Joanna van said...

Oh this is great news!! Congratulations!!!!

Rocky Cross Studio said...

I just my issue saw your bracelet "WOW" very cool. Was wondering what you used top fill the caps.

Rocky Cross Studio said...

I just got my issue and saw your braclet "WOW" very cool. Was wondering what you use for filler.

Anonymous said...

Way to go. The greatest success is the courage to fail and the rewards are priceless.

wiseguy

Karen said...

Congrats Michelle, we'll be able to say "We knew her when".

Clevelandgirlie said...

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Squeeeeeeeee!
I'm so excited. Can't wait to see it in the magazine and YOU can autograph my copy. Let's have lunch soon.

MargaretR said...

How exciting for you! Congratualtions.

arlee said...

Love the bracelet in that issue--and now i'm doubly proud to own one of your little gems-"exquisite" is on a chain to wear anywhere and everywhere :}