Back in October, I wrote this post about how I had just learned that I was going to be published in my favorite publication, Green Craft Magazine, for a contest I submitted to in July (and won!). And though I was elated, I tried to not get my hopes up as I knew that they will typically offer a gallery of submissions, each feature being a small 3×5 piece. I was still excited about that prospect though…my first time being published (actually, I’ve been quoted several times and helped to write articles in trade journals before when I worked in retail management, but never being selected by a widely respected art magazine for something I’ve created!).
Imagine my surprise when I received my complimentary copy today (though I already subscribe, nice to have two in this instance) and I realized that not only did I get a 2 page spread but it was also the first article of the magazine! I must admit, I quickly shut the magazine while I hyperventilated for a bit, then slowly opened it up…like I was expecting something to jump out.
In addition to the 2-page spread, a paragraph about my passion for eco-crafting is on the following page along with my bio/contact info.
Oh. My. God. They referred to me as a green entrepreneur! I think I just might pee my pants. Sorry, TMI perhaps.
As soon as he celebrated with me, David half-jokingly said to me, “so much for days off!” and “nice knowing ya!” This is the magazine in the eco-crafting world, so it will be interesting to see how this translates to traffic to my main site.
A commenter on a previous post asked me if I was sure that simplicity was what I was truly seeking. He got me thinking and perhaps it is not (certainly I don’t feel like I’m living a simpler life these days). I never expected things to take off so quickly as they have. I think I need to rethink my goals and redo my byline again…:)
I must admit…I’m unbelievably excited and scared all at once. But for sure, I am honored and so grateful for the incredible opportunity. It’s such a thrill to tick off something on your life bucket list. Getting published in art magazine…Check!
If you are interested in scoping this edition out, you can usually find in Barnes & Nobles, Borders and Michael’s Arts/Crafts Stores. As added bonus, my friend and fellow EcoEtsy teammate (and also customer as I make her custom eco-friendly stickers for her products) Jane of ZJayne is featured on the cover! What an honor for her. She is so lovely and unassuming and talented. She totally deserves the recognition!
Thanks for letting me share my excitement!