My He(ART)-Full Life

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

exciting news!!!

(the current issue of Somerset Studio-that's my painting...Storyteller!!!)
I have some super super exciting news I would love to share with you all! I am going to have an article I wrote published in the Winter Issue of Somerset Studio Gallery!!! It comes out December 1st...and I am so excited I can't stand it!!! and...the good folks over at Stampington decided to use my painting Storyteller in this issue of Somerset Studio to advertise for the Gallery edition!!! I am thrilled to pieces!!
(reading the new Somerset Studio)
Since I have been sick with the flu, after Tara goes to sleep,  I have been snuggling under the blanket reading all sorts of juicy stuff.
*This book by Amy Tan ...I picked it up at the library sale. It is brilliant and funny and inspiring. Not a work of fiction but actually a whole collection of essays based on her real life...raw and naked.  I have always loved her first book of hers was not the Joy Luck Club but...A Hundred Secret Senses and I fell in love!! She is a storyteller that weaves magic with words + heart + soul + memory. Love!!
* This brilliant book over here
*And of course the new Somerset Studio that is chock full of inspiration. The artist profiled this edition is Mary Beth Shaw (love her juicy colors), an art journaling spread and...a journal using tea leaf labels (sooooo fun!!)

And of course I just had to include a few Halloween pics!! This is my darling Princess Tara-all grown up it seems...
With our neighbour "Miss Mary" who absolutely spoils little Tara...they feed the birds, color together and work in her garden.We got so lucky with her being right next door!
Our jack-o-lantern this year...he does look a bit of a maniac, don't you think ?
*P.S. Tim and I are still sick but Tara, thank goodness, has bounced right back:)  I have a horrible bronchial cold . Feeling achy and yucky all over...not too sleepy but when I cough, it feels as if there is an evil little monster with a  hammer inside my chest...just pounding away!! No fun! I will stop by your blogs soon though, okay??!!


Meegan, Blue Moon Mama said...

Yay!yay!yay!yay!yay!!! Congratulations, you deserve it! I'm just so proud for you. Your art is beautiful & belongs in Stampington. Well done my friend!

P.s. Got your email. Thanks for always being so encouraging. Take care & get better soon.

Kelly said...

Wow! Congrats! I am so, so happy for you! I am sorry you're sick, my friend, but it seems like you are using your time wisely. :)
Tara looks BEAUTIFUL!

jane said...

Oh my gosh, so exciting, Soraya! I can't wait to see your lovely art and words in Somerset mag...I feel famous just knowing you! xo Hope you feel better very soon.

PatH said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news. Hope you're feeling better.

Carola Bartz said...

Soraya, these are wonderful news!!! Congratulations - this is fantastic!

And I hope that you feel better real soon.

SooZeQue said...

Can I get a Yee Haw! Way to go girlfriend. Very Exciting!

Janet said...

Yea! Congratulations!!! Your art deserves to be seen by millions. I'm so happy for you....and I hope you get over that flu bug real soon.

Love the pics of Tara....she's beautiful.

Jenny said...

Awesome Soraya... BIG congrats... can't wait to see it :))
And Princess Tara is soooo beautiful...
Hope you feel better soon...

Jenny x

lisa said...

Congratulations Soraya!
This honor is so truly well-deserved!!
Your little one is just adorable!

laurie said...

you rock, sonya!!!! i can't wait to get my hands on a copy of that magazine. i hope you feel better soon so you can continue creating.