This package arrived yesterday.
I knew when I saw the address of Globe Pequot Press what was inside.
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.
“Creative is a Verb” by Patti Digh.
My art is in this book for all to see.
I am blown away…
First up, my art on page 4, CHAPTER ONE !!!!, of the book !
The chapter is called “Reclaim the Spark : Who This Book Is For.”
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 ?
Oh, Ya, Baby !!!!!!
My second piece of art is on page 30.
This piece is entitled “Come as you are.” just as one of the essays in this chapter, “Be Ordinary” is called.
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.
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 !