Thursday, March 8, 2012

Changes, and yay, I've been published!

Hello, readers! I know I've been silent for awhile. Thanks to those who still pop by and visit my blog; it means a lot to me!

I'm not one to share a lot in the arena of the personal here, but I do want to say that my life is transitioning in a big way right now. These changes are not ones I expected or could foresee, and even though they come with untold amounts of hurt attached, in the end, it is for the best. I am finding I am so much stronger than I ever imagined, and so is my amazing son. Everyday we grow closer, and for that, I am grateful. I'm also reminded, through this upheaval, just how many unbelievably awesome and supportive friends I have, as well as a loving and close family. I know that my son and I will get through this, and though the road to healing may be a long journey, we have each other, and our family, and I look forward to the journey.

And now for some very welcome exciting news! For the first time ever, a bit of my artwork has been published in a magazine, and not just any magazine, but my very favorite magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors! Can you hear me squealing?

You'll find an image from my handcarved bird stamp on the letters to the editor page in the current (March/April 2012) issue!

Here's a less-than-stellar photo just to prove it (after a recent move, I don't yet have a good photo spot set up, so bear with me, please):

Hope everyone has an artful day!


  1. Congratulations, that is wonderful! And believe me, I know about transitions that you didn't ask for. I just went through one too and have been silent a long time.

    I am just now getting back into the blog commenting game. So when you're ready, you're ready. I'm glad you're feeling strong.

  2. 1. I'm so excited for you Jessica!!! Many accolades on being published! Your hand carved stamps are awesome and deserve to be spotlighted!
    2. I'm sorry for whatever has hurt you along your path. Sometimes change, although painful, can lead to amazing things down the line. Keep your head up. You are intelligent, kind, beautiful, and incredibly talented. You and Z are awesome!

  3. Congratulations on being in print! Congratulations, too, on coming through a difficult time and finding your inner strength!

  4. Angela, best of luck to you as you move into the new phase of your own life. I'm glad to hear you're coming back into the blogging community. Let your voice be heard!

    Dana, you know I love ya', woman. Thank you for the compliments (I'm blushing here!). I think you are amazing, and one of the kindest, most thoughtful and super-talented ladies I know. {{Hugs}}

    Thank you, spinjenny, for your kind words! Hope you are well!