Sunday, September 02, 2007

Somerset Studios Holidays and Celebrations....

I had one of my assemblage pieces published in the new publication called "Somerset Holidays and Celebrations" I am so excited to finally be able to share it with all of you! I have been holding it in for a long time:) It is scary to submit something! I just knew they were going to send it back with a thanks, but no thanks letter.
I originally submitted the piece for the Vintage Halloween call for the October Somerset Magazine, but they wrote me back and said they wanted it for the gallery section of the "Holidays and Celebrations" publication. Umm.... OK! I can tell you I was on a high for many days after that. What a thrill to see one of my pieces in my favorite publication!

Remember the little dollhouse book aging tutorial I did a long time ago? That's when I was making the piece:)
I used a photo reprint of a cabinet card photo I had purchased a long time ago. I thought she looked like a witch the minute I saw her and I knew that I would use her one day for Halloween. I was shocked when I received her to turn the photo over and find that her name was --Katie Spellman. How perfect was that!! She was meant to be a witch:) I used an old tin lithograph toy for the butterfly wings and old tintype photos for the pictures on the wall. I tried to find people who also looked witchy. I created a torn wallpaper effect for the insides of the box which is super easy and I would be glad to give a tutorial on that also. Then I altered the dollhouse books and inserted copies of 11th century runes and spells in place of the blank pages. The whole outside of the box is covered in vintage anatomy figures covered in textured red vellum. Cool! They only show the front of the box in the publication, but it sure is exciting for me! Thank you each and everyone of you who visit here and make me smile with your sweet words. You are so appreciated:) Love, Jamie

22 comments:

Pam Aries said...

WOW! Girl ..you deserve it! Your art is so awesome!
I have said that all along! ...I have been a very bad blogger lately! I can't take the heat! Today it is cooler and rainy! Yay ..

Lori said...

Jamie: I am SO thrilled for you!!! I am going out FIRST thing on Tuesday to buy this magazine!!! {i would go now but i need to have my beauty sleep here shortly} You know how much I love this piece and of course I think you are amazingly talented. You must be so excited!!! YIPPEE!!!

Scrappy Moments said...

Congratulations, what a beautiful Piece :)

Angie

Lisa Oceandreamer S. said...

OH WOW Jamie, isn't that exciting!!! Congrats to you and well deserved, absolutely well deserved. It's an amazing piece - I love each and every element of it!
XOXOXO

Judy said...

Congrats on the publication. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog - just read and commented on the post you sent to me - you are such a wonderful person to have done that.

Kate said...

I'm as proud as if I'd done it myself! Way to go, sweetie! A wonderful piece.

The Feathered Nest said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaay Jamie!!! I love your artwork and knew you would be published soon! I just bought the magazine yesterday so I'm going right now to look for you! xxoo, Dawn

Erin Earls said...

How cool!!! That is awesome!! I love the piece! I am sure it makes you feel that arting is worth it!
Btw...Kids start school on Tuesday!!!
I can't wait to have my house back!
Love Erin~

Joy for the Journey said...

CONGRATS!!! It's gorgeous; I'm not surprised at all that they loved it!! I'll go out and get a copy for sure!!
Sarah :)

Tricia Scott said...

jamie, i am so proud of you! of course somerset wanted to print this awesome artwork! you go girl!
xo,

cheryl said...

congrats! seeing your work in print is LONG overdue - I know how hard this was to keep under your hat :-) Thank goodness for authentic creators like you!
Stash

Angela said...

How outstanding! Congradulations it is no wonder, your work is wonderful! *HUGS*

A Fanciful Twist said...

Clapping skipping clapping s'more!!!! Oooo yayayayay!!! xxo

Sue said...

This is awesome Jamie! Katie really is scary looking and the books ................I just love it all every little detail!

Once Upon a Cottage said...

Congratulations! How exciting! I've just recently submitted my first pieces. I'm holding my breath....

I just purchased one of your collages on Etsy - "Calm" I just love it and will be a proud owner of one of your pieces.
Lennea

Sweet Remembrance said...

Congrats to you...so very exciting!
Priscilla

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Jamie
CONGRATS to you! I loved this piece in the issue - but did not know it was your "art"! Lovely piece - it's hard to keep secrets isn't it? :)

Bejeweled said...

Congratulations Jamie!! I never had any doubt they would love it :)

Elaine Kerr said...

Oh, Jamie, congratulations. Love the miniature 'aged' books.

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

SO Fabulous!! Congrats.

karin (creativechaos) said...

Congratulations Jamie!!! Beautiful Piece! Of course they loved it....I'm going out today to get the issue!

SHARI said...

It seems that we have a mutual admiration thing going on!!! I love your work too! This piece is fabulous and very deserving of publication. I recently submitted for the first time to Stamper's Sampler. I taught a class called "Every Girl Is A Princess...She Just Needs A Crown" using the Tempting Template from the magazine. I submitted 6 of the student's Crowns (including the one that I made). I have not heard from them, but I am really hoping that they make it into the magazine. It was a very fun class and the Crowns turned out lovely. I have my fingers crossed!!! Glad I found your blog---what a small world the internet makes!!
Your new friend, shari :)

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