Monday, March 18, 2013

What a way to start the week

I'm an early riser. Always have been and it's a good bet that I always will be. Even now, or maybe that should be especially now, with the little urchins to get ready for school, I make a point of rising early enough to have at least 30 minutes to sit and enjoy a cup of tea while checking email and favored blogs before it's necessary to switch into mom mode. This morning was no different.

While enjoying a cup of jasmine tea, I logged on to check my email and found a note from Seth Apter of The Altered Page. He is in the process of writing the follow up to his first book, The Pulse of Mixed Media. A few things have happened that he wanted to share - the title has changed, the cover art is in, the publication date has moved up (now October 2013) and the book is available for pre-order from Amazon.


Exciting news all round, wouldn't you agree? I saved the cover art file to my computer for a better look (that little thumbnail included in the email was just a tad too small to really see). Talk about getting the surprise of a lifetime when I opened the file for a better glimpse! Holy smoke Batman!!! My art made the cover!!! What an honor this is!

Needless to say, I want to say a huge Thank You to Seth.  Made my week. Heck, my month and possibly even my year. What a way to start the week!


22 comments:

  1. Congratulations! That must be a lovely feeling. :)

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    1. It's quite a heady feeling...especially since I had no idea and just thrilled to just being included in the book. Thank you!

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  2. What a great way to begin your day; it looks like the week is off to a great start! It's a beautiful cover - and how exciting to think that your work is part of it - congratulations!

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    1. It was a bit of shock to look at the cover and realize that that rusty stuff up top with the text and black lines is part of my art. Kept thinking my eyes weren't working...or my brain was playing tricks on me...wishful thinking, you know?

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  3. Congrats! How exciting! I can't wait to get my copy!

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    1. Thanks Julie! Did you pre-order? I did...once my hands stopped shaking from the shock, that is.

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  4. Its so exciting to discover something like this. Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you Maya! It was quite a thrilling discovery.

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    1. Isn't it? I'm still floating in the clouds.

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  6. Oh yay you! Happy dance going over over here. I can imagine the flutter of emotions and disbelief and eeks and oohs and wow and oh my goshes that you went thru; how absolutely fabulous. Congrats and I look forward to seeing the real book too one day.

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    1. Happy dances still being done here. And boy! did you ever hit it right on what went through my mind. Obviously, I knew I was one of the artists in the book, but never ever did it occur to wonder if my art would be on the cover. Kinda feel like Dorothy in Oz....totally surreal.

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    2. you know you're always welcome in Oz! keep dancing...

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  7. So happy that you are a part of the book Jennifer. And I am smiling at your reaction to being on the cover. Thanks for sharing such amazing art for the book!

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  8. Hi J - in contrast to all the dancing etc I would just say Holy Batman - congrats to you - always so wonderful to see art shared a little wider. Go well. B

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    1. What? No dancing? Awwwww....come on Barry. Grab Fiona and give her a twirl. Thanks for the congrats. I'm still in shock.

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  9. hey, that's huge and great news! congratulations, jennifer!

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    1. Thank you Velma! It's a first for me. Still floating up in the clouds...and trying to get them to go away, stop dumping snow and let spring arrive. No luck so far...

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  10. Well deserved my friend. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you Christine! Still get a shiver of excitement just thinking about being a "cover girl". Ha! Couldn't resist.

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    2. better a cover girl than a calendar girl, right? (he he he)

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