Hi All!!! yep it's me, long lost Dianie... Course, I really don't look this chipper ( I had to photo shop the sweet smile and rosier cheeks on) Yes, just FIVE DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS, SCREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!
I have been flat down since Tuesday evening with the fever, gombu flu that decided to take up it's final residence in my lungs.. just when i would think I could make it to my studio and work on the awaiting commissions & gifts on my table, I would be to weak and fevered up again..I think I have watched every Christmas show ever made. LET THERE BE LIGHT! .. Today a glimmer of Hope!!! I woke up feeling better then I have in days.. more strength, I still cough till I nearly pass out, but I can deal with that :)
NOW, If anyone knows where I can get my hands on some of Santa's MAGIC DUST oh, I would be most grateful, because I have got to pull some magic out of my hat to get semi caught up. Thanks for lending your ear while I whine :) Now onto some FUN NEWS!
Here and there over the years I have had fleeting thoughts of submitting my art to a magazine.. However, it always seemed I would miss a deadline or something of the sorts would come up. I believe so many of you are familiar with this well thought out and beautifully done collectors magazine, Celebrate 365. It is a lovely and informative magazine for the ornament collector, featuring amazing Folk artists and well known ornament designers such as Radko, etc;
Well, I can tell you that I did submit one of my ornaments to the magazine this past Fall and I recently, was drop down, roll all over the floor excited to find out that my "Americas Santa" was accepted to be in the Magazine. I saw the page he is on which page 22 he sits among some of the finest Santa's and Holiday ornaments created by other Top notch Folk Artist's.
All I can say is.... that, it is SUCH a great pleasure and I am truly honored.
Here is a peek of my " America's Santa" he will be available for purchase from the Winter 2o1o issue, that will be out December 22nd.