Being published started when I accidentally saw a ‘Call for Artists’ on Stampington’s web site. They were looking for work about ‘Art to wear on Valentine’s Day’. I was going through some soul searching at the time and was taking a sewing class at the local community college. I thought that I could put my newly acquired sewing skills to use and submit some work. I sent out two pieces:
1. An apron made from scratch
2. An apron made from an old pretty skirt I picked up at the thrift shop.
Months went by and I didn’t hear anything from Stampington. My inner critic was torturing me daily. I was silencing it by making stuff all the time and waiting patiently to hear back from Stampington.
One day a copy of Belle Armoire showed up in my mail. I found it strange as I didn’t order a copy, and I never heard if my work was selected. ‘It must be a consolation price’ I thought to myself.
I thumbed through quickly and there somewhere…something looked familiar. It was my apron. The one I created from the old thrifted skirt!!!! I was beyond myself.
It was all it took to feel validated. Since then I’ve been trying to regularly contribute to many of Stampington’s publications. My work doesn’t always get selected. And when it doesn’t that’s OK. It’s a motivation to refine it and keep creating.
Belle Armoire Winter 2012 (this is where my first work appeared, the apron)
SEW Somerset – my favorite magazine
Sew Somerset Winter 2013
SEW Somerset Summer 2013
SEW Somerset Winter 2014
SEW Somerset Summer 2014
SEW Somerset Winter 2015
SEW Somerset Summer 2015 – my work made the cover in this issue
SEW Somerset Winter 2016
SEW Somerset Summer 2016
SEW Somerset Winter 2017 – cover girl again
And I have one more article in this issue
Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2013
Green Craft – also my favorite magazine
Green Craft Spring 2013
Green Craft Fall 2013
Green Craft Winter 2014
Green Craft Summer 2015
Green Craft Summer 2016
Green Craft Winter 2017
Altered Couture Feb/Mar/Apr 2014
Art Quilting Studio Summer 2015
Somerset Studio March/April 2014
Jewelry Affaire Winter 2014