Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I am PUBLISHED!!!

P9280001This package arrived yesterday.

I knew when I saw the address of Globe Pequot Press what was inside.

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Back in May I had sent in two pieces of my art work to be considered for the latest book my my most favorite author/Writer-Lady Friend, Patti Digh.

I was told over the summer that both of my pieces had been accepted !!!!

As I opened the package, I asked Darling David to snap some pics.

P9280008I am published in this book.

“Creative is a Verb” by Patti Digh.

My art is in this book for all to see.

I am blown away…

P9280010First up, my art on page 4, CHAPTER ONE !!!!, of the book !

The chapter is called “Reclaim the Spark : Who This Book Is For.”

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This piece is called “If you’re alive, you’re creative.”, the same words that are used on the cover of the book.

Was I happy to see it there on the printed page ?

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Oh, Ya, Baby !!!!!!

My second piece of art is on page 30.P9280013

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This piece is entitled “Come as you are.” just as one of the essays in this chapter, “Be Ordinary” is called.

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I think I feel asleep with a version of this cheesy grin on my face last night.

I know I woke up with it this morning !!!

I can’t tell you how much this means to me as an artist and a creative being.

To know that people all over the world who pick up Patti’s creation will find my art amongst its pages is so amazing to me.

I feel like I have really left my mark on this world in my own little way now.

I am also love and am so proud of the two pieces that I created. They are really bits of me and my heart.

Not to mention that the topic of the book itself, living a Creative life to the fullest, is so important to me. And also the fact that so many wonderful artists, many of them my blog friends, have art work that has filled the pages of the book. I am truly honored to be included in such a beautiful, accessible, and inspiring piece of work.

I would like to thank my Friend, the inspiring Writer-Lady, Patti Digh for seeing my light and for helping me to let it shine in this way. You have made a difference in my life, Miss Patti. I hope you know that. I love you.

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Creative is a Verb by Patti Digh will be available on October 18th and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. You can also purchase signed copies from Patti's own on-line store at 37 Days. You know I will be getting a few more copies for myself!!!!!

Get yourself one and be inspired, Beautiful Ones !

48 comments:

Jeannine said...

Many congratulations! Yay!

NANCY LEFKO said...

Congratulations...what a wonderful accomplishment...ENJOY!!!

Always fun to find another NH artist :)

heather noye said...

your pieces look great! congrats!!! and the book looks like a fun one. I'm DEFINITELY going to pick up a copy soon. :)

I'm just IN LOVE with your blog header!!! Is it new? I don't remember seeing it before. But I haven't been visiting my favorite blogs as often as I like to lately. Lifes been too hectic for me to spend time online much lately.

EVA said...

Congratulations Kim!!!

That is wonderful and those are fabulous pieces!

I think you've even sold a copy of the book with this post1 I'll have to buy one!

Keep grinning!!! You deserve it!

arlene said...

That is the most exciting, thrilling, lovely news!! Your art totally belongs in a book on Creativity. Those are beautiful pages!! You should be full of joy that the work of your hands will encourage people to be more creative. (I can see by your smile that you are!) I'm dancing with you, dear Kim!

Terry Hartley said...

Wonderful, Kim! I'm doing a happy dance for you!! Because many people will get to feel the joy that I feel when I look at your art.

lyle baxter said...

three cheers for kim! how wonderful!now you have to do it again!

Lynn said...

Mazol Tov! Congratulations! What an honor, what an accomplishment. BRAVO!!!! Happy for you! And yes, your art is worthy and wonderful.

KathrynAntyr said...

Congratulations dear queen of arts. I know how much this means to you. Love the cheesy smile.

dosfishes said...

So, so happy for you Kim. I know how much you love Patti, so this is just a fabulous thing all around. Your art looks SUPER COOL AWESOME INDEED. Can't wait to pick up a copy, do you think you would autograph???

xox Corrine

Anonymous said...

Félicitations ma belle Kimie. You deserve it big time. Keep smilling.
Sue

Kate said...

Kim,

I am so happy for you. I love the statement on the cover, If you’re alive, you’re creative is something I have always believed. So fun seeing your delight...

Kate

KathrynAntyr said...

Did you see the rock fairy story on page 106-107?

Cinner said...

Kim. Congratulations, oh you have to be so thrilled, what a wonderful accomplishment, left your mark on the world, definately, and more than you know. I know for a fact there is one person out there that you have made smile on a regular basis...I am so so glad for you. you deserve it.Enjoy your happiness.

lynne h said...

i don't which gives me a bigger smile - your art being in a book for people all over the world to see, or the gorgeous smile on your face. it's close....

: )

carry on, dear Big Heart...

xoxo

Kimber said...

Congratulations!
Your illustrations look wonderful!

Snap said...

YeeHaw!!!!!!!

MissKoolAid said...

Congratulations!
Sophie

Corinne said...

YAY!!!!!!
Congratulations :)

patti said...

Fantastic Kim!! Congratulations, you artwork looks wonderful. Now I need to go purchase the book!

Olivia said...

I am SO happy for you, Kim! Your work is beautiful, and you DO epitomize creativity, so I'm thrilled that you are PUBLISHED! YAY! My Queen has been duly honored! Love to you, O

dragonflyreflections said...

Oh Kim! I'm so, so, SOOOO happy for you!!! I simply cannot wait to get my copy in the mail!

Congratulations!! Your pieces are beautiful.

Kelley

Dianne said...

Great news! Congrats!

Kari said...

Congratulations! How cool to see your art in print. Cheers!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

YOWZA! YOWZA! YOWZA! What a great, great, great mail day that was! I am so happy for you, so happy Dave captured it for all the world to see. It is something, isn't it?! A milestone, a confirmation, a validation, a kick in the pants. All of the above. Yeah, baby! You're rockin', you've arrived, you're HERE!

Sharon said...

Congratulations!

priti.lisa said...

YAY! YiPee!!!!
I am going to order a book!
I feel like I know a celebrity :D
Congrats, I am feeling your joy, and I am sharing it :)
XOXOxXXX

Terry said...

Congratulations!!! That smile says so much. How incredibly exciting to have your artwork published. I can not wait to receive my copy.
I know the Queen of Arts and she is PUBLISHED!!!
: )
Terry F

gretchen said...

YOU... ARE... ADORABLE!
congratulations, dear one!
xox
gretchen

Chel said...

wonderful! Your joy made me smile- and I'm definitely going to pick up a copy of the book!

Julie Prichard said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Kim. Truly fantastic!!

Sam said...

Huge congratulations, what a wonderful achievement x

Anonymous said...

I'm very happy for you Kimberly. You have seen it through. Your creative talent shines on and you have proven once again that art is a valid honourable journey in life. I see my brother, your dad, in the second piece. They way the colors transform from dark to light, his trade mark in many of his art works. Shine in the glow my lovely Kim. Your art is your heart.
Charlie

iHanna said...

I know the feeling, I remember how it felt when I got 1000 art journal pages. Congratulations, your contribution is great! :-)

beth said...

YIPPEE !!!!
congrats to you my sweet friend !
and you know what ?.....you are a verb !!!
well, a whole bunch of verbs :)

beautiful, warm, funny, whitty, silly, lovely.....oh i could go on and on and on !!!!

xoxo

Poetryqn said...

Revel, Roll, BATHE in that happiness, Kim. This is a wonderful, glorious threshold moment, I am sure the first of many as your gorgeous art makes its way into the larger world! My heartiest congratulations to you, girlfriend! Well done!

L said...

FANTASTIC!!!!! the artwork is fantastic!! and the opportunity...wow! you ROCK, my friend!

rachel awes said...

congratulations, dear one!
this is soooooooo exciting
& your art looks amazing!!!
i am so happy for you!
xoxox!

kikipotamus said...

That is awesome! I expect some readers to find you through the book. How exciting for you!

Commuter's Journal said...

All hail the Queen! Hip, hip, HOORAY!!!

For once the nicest thing has happened to one of the nicest people. Just knowing that has made my day a little brighter.

To steal from Michelle W --

*throws confetti -- starts conga line*

Mazal tov! Let's dance!

Rita vindedzis said...

This is the BEST news. I am so happy for you and I love the sheer joy in your smile. Congratulations!!

jgr said...

Your art is lovely! I am JUST. SO. THRILLED. for you!

Dawn said...

woohoo!! that is AWESOME!! Go you! Are we going to now fight for you with the paparazzi?

PocketCT said...

hip hip hooray for you!

WrightStuff said...

Waheeeeaaaaayyyyyyy congratulations!! Faberoonie

Roberta said...

WHOOOO HOOOOO!!! I am doing the happy dance for you, Kim! What a wonderful feeling you must have...to see you art (the heart and soul of you) in print! REALLY. VERY. COOL.

I loved Patti's first book, so I will be in line to get this one...especially since I know one of the artists :-)

Congratulations! I'm so proud of you!!!!

deb did it said...

CONGRATULATIONS kIM....Oh Beautiful Queen of Art! I am so proud of you...how thrilling!!!

Bethany said...

O M G KIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
congrats. This is fabulous news and so exciting. I've been waiting for that book to come out, now I'm even MORE excite for it. I love how you shared this with us too. You are such a delight! Huge thrilled for you hugs!