Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm So Excited!!--I'm Published!!

In  the  magazine  that inspired  me  the  most  when  I  first  started  out  in  the  world  of  mixed  media--Somerset  Studio!!!


When  I  first  discovered  this  magazine  5 years ago---I  would  never  even  have   imagined  of  submitting  any  of  my  art,  but  since  I  started  blogging,  I  feel  that  my  art  has  grown  so  much,  and  I  figured--why  not?   And   just  look  what  happened!!



This submission  was  in  response  to  their  Classics  challenge--I  chose  The  Secret  Garden--the  wonderful  children's  book--if  you're  familiar  with  the  story,  you  can  see  that  it's  just  meant  to  be  in  a  piece  of  art.

This  makes  me  so  happy!!  And  after  the  last  few  weeks  that  I've  been  through--this  is  exactly  what  I  needed!!!

95 comments:

Micki Wilde said...

Congratulations Diane, I am thrilled for you!! x

Anesha said...

congratulations!!!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Woohoo!!! Congratulations!! Yay!
You are the bomb!

Gollywobbles said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you, and totally not surprised. In the little time I have gotten to know you in blogland, I have watched your development, and it's awesome!!!! Can't wait to see the issue. ~Sam

Kathy McCullen said...

Congratulations! Your illustration certainly deserves publication. It is just perfect; the little girl looks exactly like I've always imagined Sara Crewe, the heroine of another of this author's books would have looked. You and I most have loved the same books!

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Congratulations! That is great news!

roc said...

oh wow..that is awesome news! congratulations on such a fine achievement. but i had NO doubts your art is magazine worthy!!

Peggy said...

Wow Diane, that's just awesome ! Congrats ! :o)

Sherry Smyth said...

I'm so thrilled for you Diane. And when you said

And after the last few weeks that I've been through--this is exactly what I needed!!!

I find that this is how life is, the universe takes and then it gives. This was waiting for you as something to give you hope and make you smile after your loss.

joanna said...

Congratulations Diane!!! this is sooo cool!! bravo! your work is beautiful it deserves to be published :))

Melanie said...

Your excitement gave me goosebumps! How wonderful and exciting for you! Wow, full circle, right? CONGRATS! (I ADORE the artwork)

tammy olson said...

Wow, awesome job. Congratulations!

Georgie Horn said...

This is wonderful for you!

Sunny Carvalho said...

Super cool!! I actually saw your piece in the magazine (and admired it)!! I guess I wasn't observant enough to read the name!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

Janet Ghio said...

I got my magazine the other day in the mail and was looking through it and saw your piece--I thought i "know" her!! Very cool! Congratulations!

Cathy Bueti said...

Oh Diane!!! Congrats!!! So well deserved!! I am so excited for you! I will look for you when I pick up a copy!!

What a gift for you and all those who love your beautiful art!

xo

Dallas said...

Wonderful news, Diane!

Jane Davies said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Fabulous! Keep up the great work.

Emelie said...

Really thrilling to read this and I can feel just how excited you are
One of my favorite magazines also.

You do need this it has been a difficult spring for you .

A big congratulations to you Diane.

Shelly said...

YAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!! Big congratulations, Diane!!!! :) xoxo, Shelly

Heather said...

Congratulations! Its beautiful! The Secret Garden is one of my favorites :) Ahhh, Im waiting to get my little hands on this issue too..... :)

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhhh, Diane! I'm dancing up and down and just signaled the confetti cannon and the balloon release too!!! Yippee!!! Congratulations!!! Well done!!! Hope this is the first of MANY published works for you!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Janine said...

Beautiful! I am so happy for you! Again, congratulations!

Nelly said...

Yeah! It is beautiful! How exciting, congratulations!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Diane, This is SO exciting!!! Congratulations!! Your work is gorgeous and I am so HAPPY you are in the magazine--woo hoo!!!

XO
Cindy

P.S. We call our Jenny by the name Jen too!

Gloria said...

It's beautiful Diane and you deserve it, you work so hard. Congratulations!

Tina Eudora said...

Congratulations Diane I am so thrilled for you! It is a well deserved triumph as your work is wonderful and I have always found it so inspiring!
Enjoy this exciting day!
Tina xo

Janie Husband said...

oh, i am so happy for you, diane....you deserve it.... hugs

sharon said...

WooooHooo Diane! Congratulations!! This is a fabulous piece, and you are so deserving, your work is incredible!

kristen said...

hooray! that is SO awesome :) you must be tickled! It is very wonderful and I look forward to seeing MORE of your work published!!

Becca said...

Oh Diane, I saw the thumbnail on my blog and knew right away! I am so happy for you, congratulations my friend! You deserve this! I can't wait for this issue to come out! Happy Day!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Congratulations Diane! I am so excited for you! Yay!

Janet said...

Wow!!! That's great! Now I'll have to stop and get the magazine while I'm out today.

Say It In Color said...

Diane...I am SOOOO THRILLED for you!! When I saw this I got butterflies in my stomach..... I know how excited you are and what a blessing this is for you and you soooo deserve it!! You have earned it!! Take yourself to dinner and wear that label...."I'm an ARTIST!" Remember when we didn't feel comfortable with that title...and were discussing it in GUT ART?!?! Well, this is proof ...YOU ARE!!! HUGS AND BLESSINGS TO YOU!!

Christa Irell said...

CONGRATULATIONS DIANE!!! Your work is always so gorgeous, it belongs in magazines! Now I have to go out and get the issue- I love to own mags with work from people I know! Keep up the great work- I believe even greater things are coming for you!

Say It In Color said...

GEEPERS....forgot to mention how absolutely adorable your piece is ....love, love it....love the vine going over her and framing her in the secret garden!! Beautiful!

DJ said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!
Hugs,DJ

Saschi said...

oh how wonderful! what a perfect piece to display! you are destined to great things diane! god is blessing you as you bless others.
i am so proud of you!
connie

Heather Henry said...

Diane, That is so exciting! Congratulations, you must feel on top of the world. I am very happy for you! I love this piece. It is so beautiful. The Secret Garden is such a magical and wonderful story. Have a splendid day!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Awesome, I'm so happy for you!!! So glad you decided to take that leap.
Big Hugs to you,
Jenny

rebeca trevino said...

That is TERRIFIC! congratulations!
You are an inspiration to so many of us.

Theresa said...

Way big congats d! So excited for you and looking forward to this issue!

Kristin said...

JUMPING UP AND DOWN AND CLAPPING!!! I am SO happy for you - it is so well deserved. Congratulations! xoxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congratulations are in order. Your little girl in the secret garden is perfect, and I love how you drew her, too. Looks like all those drawing classes paid off in spades (or diamonds).

Geri Centonze said...

Big cheers coming from California - Congrats!

NatashaMay said...

Congrats, Diane!! Wow! I'm so excited for you! Well done! :))

Marilyn Rock said...

I saw it, I saw it!!!!! I just got my issue of that Somerset Studio!! Woohoo! Congratulations - what a beautiful submission it is and I was so proud to see "you" in the magazine. Kudos to you! xxoo

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Yiippppee! Diane - I am SO happy for you!! Your work in beautiful & you totally deserve it. How exciting! :)

Tara @ Aquamarine Art said...

Diane that is SO exciting, and so lovely to hear you sounding a bit happier! :) What excellent timing.

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Diane.. you really do deserve this.. not just for your perserverance or the beauty of your work, but how you take time to support the work of other people and have such a humble heart! I'm celebrating with you!

Nancy said...

You go girl......I am so proud of you....This is wonderful and so well deserved....I can't wait to get my copy....

Daisy Girl said...

Congrats!! You deserve it!! :)

Tracy Verdugo said...

Wow Diane...thats fantastic news!! Wish we could get a hold of some of those cool mags over here in Australia! Well done xox

kluless said...

Congratulations!! Your art is wonderful and I am so happy a wider audience is going to get to enjoy it - yay!!

WrightStuff said...

Yay Diane - I am so thrilled, but knew it was just a matter of time (providing you submitted something of course!!)

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Congratulations on your publication in Somerset magazine.
Grhh, we can't buy that here, it has to be ordered over the web.
Fabulously creative piece too.
Well done,
Creative hugs,
Anna

A Sense Of Comfort said...

Congratulations Diane!!! How Exciting :) :) I LOVE YOUR WORK!!! XO DeeDee

okienurse said...

in one word: Awesome! Congratulations on the publication!!

Theresa said...

Dearest Diane, I am so happy for your being published!! Congrats!! Yay!! xo Theresa

Jenny Blair said...

Diane!! Soo so wonderful :) And so very well deserved. Here's to many more published pages and celebration of your beautiful art :)xx

laurie said...

congratulations,, i can just feel how happy you are in your words,, goo dfor you,, well done and much deserved,

Halle said...

Congrats!! So cool when that happens! It's hard to get brave enough to actually submit something... Awesome job!

Regina said...

Wow Diane,
so proud of you for meeting the challenge & submitting.
Congratulations!!! Very sweet indeed.

Kelly Berkey said...

ohmygosh! congratulations, lady! that is so incredibly cool! why is this not splashed all over fb?? i'm telling you, it's about time. your artwork should be in all the mixed media magazines. i 'm just waiting to hear you have been licensed. seriously. you are that good. great, actually.

i can't even tell you how i'd be doing cartwheels for you right now if i could. but i'm still healing. so i will eat some chocolate and drink a bottle, i mean glass of wine in your honor.

i knew you when. that is all i have to say. and btw, when are you going to put your artwork in the gallery?? kathleen has a 3-month special. contact her. your artwork will FLY off the walls there. And you can come and teach. If we ever get this art retreat off the ground, i want to get you on board as an instructor, kay?? as long as you are still affordable, that is!

smooches!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

BIG congratulations, Diane!!!! :) That is just amazing news! I absolutely adore the artwork and can't wait to get the issue of the magazine in the mail. :) I'll be checking constantly now...LOL You truly deserve this special honor! :)

Tammie said...

Diane, I am so happy for you!! How very exciting and this piece of art!! it is charming as can be, I love it.

Leila West said...

Huge congrats! Very inspirational to see so many that I follow get published!

LuLu said...

Excellent! Congratulations!
Isn't it wonderful to be published?

I just discovered Somerset Studio last year - maybe some of your good luck will rub off on me.

Keep up the good work.

Peace,
LuLu
www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com

Cameron said...

What fantastic news! Yay! So happy for you!!!! :D

I love hearing exciting news happening to wonderful people!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Well done you!!! Many congratulations, I'm so happy for you :)

Healing Woman said...

Congratulations Diane! The piece you submitted is quite wonderful. I know you'll be submitting more now that you have caught the bug! It's addictive being published.

Buffy said...

Sooo exciting,a BIG Congratulations! You so deserve it,I knew I would see your work in that magazine one day,its always soooo beautiful. I'm so excited for you and yes thats just what you needed after all you have been through lately! Congrats again!

Connie said...

AWESOME! CONGRATULATIONS DIANE! Way to go!

Bobbi Lewin said...

This is so wonderful! I love it!

Kelly Lish said...

Hooray Diane! Congratulations! Enjoy the wonderful feeling! You deserve it!

Artist Terri Smith said...

CONGRATULATIONS DIANE! Yay! I'm Just Thrilled To Pieces For You! You SOOOO Deserve This! Just Imagine..When This Issue Hits The Shelves, Your Beautiful Work Will Be Viewed By Thousands! :)) Again, I'm So Happy For You! Have A Glorious Weekend, Terri

JessiVille said...

Congrats to you! I love the Secret Garden! What an amazing work of art you have created here. Can't wait to see it in SS. Spectacular!
Jessi xox

creatingme said...

Congratulations! Is this your first time published? I remember my first time and I was screaming and jumping for an hour! This piece is incredible!!! Really!

Ms. Lucy said...

This is so wonderful- Congratulations!!

Lorraine said...

yeah!!! excellent news it so exciting to get published and in such a great magazine too..I sub to this so will get to see your work soon...well deserved have a great weekend

Holly Loves Art said...

Congrats Diane! I looked through my copy tonight and saw your work!!!
Hugs,
Holly

Dorthe said...

Dearest Diane, congratulations, how wonderful-I`m still waiting for my copy...
I love your sekret garden piece.
Huhs,Dorthe

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Congrats! There is nothing as lovely as seeing the art in those magazines and then, to be part of it all, I get giddy, too, when I am published. You are talented! Blessings.

Dianne said...

Wow! Congrats! I'm so envious... The spread is beautiful!

Martha Lever said...

Oh, that is so wonderful, Diane! I know this was such good timing too with you recent sadness.
Congratulations! It is well deserved!

~Rasz~ said...

Congrats Diane!!! You are an amazing artist and an amazing woman! I am sure this is just the beginning of your "published works"! You go!!!

Pam McKnight said...

Congratulations Diane! I'll have to look for it. The Secret Garden is one of my all time favorite stories too!

Heather said...

Oh Diane!!!! How exciting is that!!!! I am so happy for you!!! You deserve this!!!!!!! I am doing the happy dance for you!!!

Ella said...

Congrats Diane! I love that book and the color green and what it means~
Your art is lovely and so represents the book; Amazing!

Sharon said...

I love the mirror and all its detail. Congrats on the magazine. Also I love, LOVE your header.

Arlene said...

Congratulations, Diane! I am so thrilled for you!! You deserve it - your art is so charming and wonderful! You have your own unique style too. Awesome!

Robin said...

OMG...Congrats..I must buy the back issue now...Woooo Hoooo..!Great work Diane..!Love the piece..!

Juls said...

wow this is just fabulous!!!! Hugs Juls

Art Play Today said...

Congrats Dian, you are such an inspiration! Someday I hope to be published to, but I guess I probably should actually submit some work if I really want that to happen! I'm so excited and happy for you! All of your work is just gorgeous!

Wini said...

Congrats Diane...!! Woohoo! How exciting! I love your illustration and The Secret Garden was one of my favourite books as a child. Wini xo

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